The history of Sausalito dates back to the early 1800s as a freshwater pick-up for ships and other watercraft.

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Overview for Sausalito, CA

7,260 people live in Sausalito, where the median age is 55.6 and the average individual income is $111,167. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

55.6 years

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Around Sausalito, CA

There's plenty to do around Sausalito, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Nouvelle Macarons and Specialty Cakes, Keenan Lee-Peters, and Environmental Traveling Companions.

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Dining 2.56 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.46 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.84 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.46 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.29 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Sausalito Real Estate

A serene, picturesque town full of old-school charm on Richardson Bay.
The history of Sausalito dates back to the early 1800s as a freshwater pick-up for ships and other watercraft. This town's history is steeped in the water around it, be it through fishing and transportation or simply the fascinating houseboats that became rather prolific in the area. In the time of World War II, Sausalito saw industrial shipbuilding come in and out rather quickly. Artists and shipbuilders flocked in to fill the void and build what is now considered the famed houseboat communities. This town began as a wealthy and artistic enclave and to this day holds true to that character.
In addition to a variety of houseboat communities, you’ll find a range of other neighborhoods that all have their own personalities and even microclimates. Sausalito includes areas that are beautiful and serene, tree-lined streets full of ranch homes and traditional-style houses. Then there are the hillside homes situated above the town with stunning views of the bay, the San Francisco skyline, and more. These exceptional homes are built in contemporary architecture with ample space inside and out. Those looking to truly be part of history have the houseboat communities, which include exceptional floating mansions.

What to Love

  • Exceptional views of the bay and Belvedere Island
  • Winterfest Sausalito
  • A strong sense of community 
  • Plenty of rich history and fascinating character

Local Lifestyle

Residents enjoy this quiet and serene town for its beautiful views, fascinating history and charm, a strong sense of community, and the many events that are held here. Sausalito hosts a variety of events throughout the year that bring friends and neighbors together. The historic downtown offers many things from yacht harbors to shopping and dining options. Stroll along the waterside through downtown and learn all about the history of the area with a self-guided walking tour. There’s also Gabrielson Park with its stunning views of the Bay Bridge, where you will find a jazz music park on Friday nights during the summer.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Downtown Sausalito houses a variety of boutique shops for your needs. Quaint boutique options like 2bella Boutique, Simply Sausalito, Barcelino, and Hubba Hubba fill the area in addition to art galleries and restaurants. Studio 333 downtown is a charming shop by local artist Christopher Holbrook that specializes in handmade crafts. The original art gallery, Studio 333 “Art and Event Gallery” is situated in the Caledonia neighborhood and showcases local artwork in addition to workshops. There are also many gift shops in the area like Only in Sausalito and Collector’s Gallery, plus a range of eclectic shops like Soxalito, a specialty store dedicated to a colorful variety of socks.
Downtown offers a list of dining options, all with breathtaking views. Salito’s Crab House & Prime Rib has been a longstanding member of the community with exceptional views and delicious seafood options. The Spinnaker is another seafood option that serves an elegant and refined atmosphere with panoramic views of the water and a stunning San Francisco skyline. Sushi Ran is an award-winning Japanese restaurant that fuses Japanese and Pacific cuisine in an unparalleled taste fest. Whatever your preferences, this town has something for everyone.

Things to Do

Residents of Sausalito enjoy a host of special events held throughout the year in the heart of their community. Sausalito Art Festival brings in artists from all over the country to showcase their exhibitions. There’s also plenty of food and beverages, entertainment, and more to round out the weekend. Winterfest Sausalito organizes a lighted boat parade and festival that attracts the attention of locals during the holidays with its stunningly displayed boats. Of course, those that enjoy water sports love Sea Trek for kayak rentals and plenty of other water sports options.


Residents of Sausalito are serviced by the Sausalito Marin City School District.

Schools in Sausalito, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sausalito. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 10th
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Willow Creek Academy Charter
K - 8th
Bayside Martin Luther King Junior Academy
K - 8th

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