One of the most well known locales in the San Francisco Bay area (mainly because of the Sausalito Arts Festival and its eclectic mix of house-boats), Sausalito is a true water-front community.

Beautiful and unique homes ornament wooded hills that fall steeply to Richardson Bay. Condominium apartments offer marvelous views of San Francisco and the Bay. Regular ferry service from San Francisco makes the town easily accessible for both commuters and tourists.

Located on the southeastern tip of Marin, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Sausalito was first settled in the mid-19th century and incorporated in 1893, making it one of the oldest established communities in the North Bay region. Early Spanish explorers named the area "Saucelito" for the "little willow trees" they found growing along its streams and underground springs. The Sausalito of today, a colorful waterfront town framed by steeply ascending hills, reminds many of a Mediterranean fishing village. Bounded on three sides by Richardson Bay and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, it has grown little over the years, still occupying a land area of just 2-1/4 square miles.

This unique urban village has long been a popular visitor destination, known worldwide for its natural beauty, its incomparable arts community, the variety of unique shops and restaurants, and its easy accessibility from San Francisco by bridge and ferry. It is also a prized residential and business location, boasting temperate climate, old world charm, and some of the region's most spectacular views.

→ City of Sausalito
→ Sausalito Chamber

Important Phone Numbers

Police / Emergency Services: 911 (emergency) | 415-289-4170 (non-emergency)
Parks & Recreation: 415-289-4152
Town Services: 415-289-4100

School Links

    Sausalito Marin School District
    Tamalpais Union High School District (Includes Drake High and Redwood High)

STAR Reports

    Sausalito Marin City District
    Tamalpais Union High School District (Includes Drake High and Redwood High)

Demographics - 2000 census

Total housing units: 4.533
Median household income: $87,469