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Best Places To Live In Novato, CA

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  • Novato, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 54,790
  • The city of Novato, California is located across the bay from San Francisco. It is in the county of Marin. This little bit of country is a quiet respite for people who work in San Francisco which is only…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score86
  • Mill Valley, CA
  • City: 12.2mi / 19.7km away
  • Population: 14,318
  • At the foot of Mount Tamalpais is Mill Valley. Accurately named for long-ago lumber milling operations, the town remains fairly eclectic. You can find money stuffed executives living next to pauper…[read more]
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  • San Anselmo, CA
  • City: 7.2mi / 11.6km away
  • Population: 12,623
  • San Anselmo, California is a industrial urban town of more than 12,000 residents. The cost of living is expensive, however the quality of homes are worth the pay. The job market here is blooming, jobs…[read more]
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  • Ross, CA
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.5km away
  • Population: 2,381
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  • Upper Rockridge, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.0mi / 38.6km away
  • Population: 5,996
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  • Larkspur, CA
  • City: 10.0mi / 16.2km away
  • Population: 12,268
  • Larkspur, California is the best place to call home in the entire state! We have a great community full of friendly people. There are several different things to do here, the weather is spectacular, and…[read more]
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  • Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.9km away
  • Population: 10,605
  • Imagine finding a town with all the beauty that California has to offer, great people who are more than just neighbors and friend, a solid economy with an active job force, great schools to educate your…[read more]
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  • Piedmont, CA
  • City: 25.1mi / 40.4km away
  • Population: 11,201
  • Living in the city of Piedmont is an amazing, yet expensive experience. When I lived in Piedmont, there was never a dull day. This city is full of life and excitement. There is always somewhere to go…[read more]
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  • Kensington, CA
  • City: 18.8mi / 30.3km away
  • Population: 5,602
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  • Fairfax, CA
  • City: 7.2mi / 11.5km away
  • Population: 7,598
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  • Tiburon, CA
  • City: 14.5mi / 23.4km away
  • Population: 9,170
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  • Shepherd Canyon, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 26.1mi / 41.9km away
  • Population: 1,863
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  • Glen Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.6mi / 39.6km away
  • Population: 1,473
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  • Belvedere, CA
  • City: 15.1mi / 24.4km away
  • Population: 2,017
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  • Corte Madera, CA
  • City: 10.8mi / 17.4km away
  • Population: 9,694
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  • Crocker Highland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.7mi / 41.4km away
  • Population: 2,280
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  • Strawberry, CA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.8km away
  • Population: 5,689
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  • Montclair, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.5mi / 41.0km away
  • Population: 4,011
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  • Kentfield, CA
  • City: 10.4mi / 16.7km away
  • Population: 6,907
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  • Strawberry CDP (Tuolumne County), CA
  • City: 13.6mi / 21.8km away
  • Population: 116
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  • Port Costa, CA
  • City: 20.0mi / 32.1km away
  • Population: 228
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  • Forestland, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.3mi / 40.8km away
  • Population: 1,954
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  • Albany, CA
  • City: 18.4mi / 29.6km away
  • Population: 19,420
  • Living near San Francisco can have its perks, you know. A small town like Albany gives you so much flexibility when it comes to where you want to work, send your kids to school, and where you like to…[read more]
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  • Merriwood, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 24.5mi / 39.5km away
  • Population: 3,273
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  • Sleepy Hollow, CA
  • City: 5.5mi / 8.8km away
  • Population: 2,275
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  • Panoramic Hill, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 22.7mi / 36.5km away
  • Population: 1,751
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  • Sausalito, CA
  • City: 16.0mi / 25.7km away
  • Population: 7,115
  • Earlier this year I took a big leap and moved out of my beloved San Francisco to Sausalito. I had always like visiting Sausalito on the weekends but the idea of living in a small town (village) was a bit…[read more]
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  • Lincoln Highlands, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 27.1mi / 43.6km away
  • Population: 2,445
  • It gets more comfortable and safer as you get up the hill in Dimond and into Lincoln Highlands, and you even start to see great views of the city the further up you get. Although it is a bit secluded,…[read more]
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  • Alto, CA
  • City: 12.5mi / 20.1km away
  • Population: 649
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  • Woodminster, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 27.6mi / 44.3km away
  • Population: 1,530
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  • Oakmore, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 26.5mi / 42.6km away
  • Population: 4,022
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  • Hercules, CA
  • City: 14.8mi / 23.8km away
  • Population: 25,011
  • I live in Hercules, CA and I look forward to each day here. Hercules was named after the Hercules Powder Company, which used to own the land as part of their factory. We are a bedroom community, situated…[read more]
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  • Muir Beach, CA
  • City: 15.5mi / 25.0km away
  • Population: 248
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  • Marina, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.4mi / 32.9km away
  • Population: 22,358
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  • Piedmont Pines, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 26.4mi / 42.5km away
  • Population: 2,892
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  • Piedmont, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.1mi / 40.4km away
  • Population: 10,992
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  • Petaluma, CA
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.8km away
  • Population: 59,757
  • Nice mix of city and country. We have been living for a year. We moved from Santa Rosa just to the north 30 minutes. Petaluma is a small town approximately 60 thousand. Much of it is rural. It has…[read more]
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  • Claremont, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.2mi / 37.3km away
  • Population: 1,097
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  • Russian Hill, San Francisco, CA
  • Neighborhood: 20.8mi / 33.4km away
  • Population: 17,133
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  • Lakeshore, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.1mi / 40.4km away
  • Population: 3,265
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  • Inverness, CA
  • City: 16.7mi / 26.8km away
  • Population: 1,074
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  • Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 27.3mi / 43.9km away
  • Population: 681
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  • Shafter, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 23.2mi / 37.3km away
  • Population: 3,472
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  • Trestle Glen, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.6mi / 41.2km away
  • Population: 3,819
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  • Stinson Beach, CA
  • City: 13.2mi / 21.3km away
  • Population: 603
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  • Penngrove, CA
  • City: 16.3mi / 26.2km away
  • Population: 2,940
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  • Montclair Business, Oakland, CA
  • Neighborhood: 25.8mi / 41.4km away
  • Population: 229
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  • Woodacre, CA
  • City: 7.4mi / 11.9km away
  • Population: 1,542
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  • Napa, CA
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 79,567
  • I spent seven days in May of 2010 in Napa and loved every moment of it. I stayed at the Cedar Gables Inn and was very pleased with my stay. It was my 20th wedding anniversary and could not have asked for…[read more]
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  • Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA
  • City: 3.4mi / 5.5km away
  • Population: 6,594
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  • Black Point-Green Point, CA
  • City: 2.4mi / 3.8km away
  • Population: 1,592

Listed above are the best places to live in Novato, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Novato, CA, followed by the best places to live near Novato, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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