Introduction to San Anselmo, California
San Anselmo, California, in Marin County, is 1 miles W of San Rafael, California (center to center) and 15 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The people of the town reside within the San Francisco metropolitan area. San Anselmo has a population of 12,378.
San Anselmo History
San Anselmo was named after the Punta de Quintin land grant, which deemed this area the Canada del Anselmo, meaning the Valley of Anselm. It used to be a capital for silent films in the early years of the twentieth century. The area was incorporated in 1907 and was officially declared a town in 1974.
San Anselmo and nearby Attractions
- Elder's Garden at Memorial Park
- Montgomery Chapel
- Robson Harrington House & Gardens
- Log Cabin at Memorial Park
- Tamalpais Building
Things To Do In San Anselmo
San Anselmo is recognized as a hub city because of its location. The city has several lakes, and trails, as well as a number of parks that offer facilities for various sports, as well as rest and recreation. Mountain biking, antique hunting, fine dining and organic farming are some of the popular activities in this area.
San Anselmo Transportation
The nearest full service airport is the San Francisco International.
San Anselmo Higher Education
The College of Marin serves the area.