2020 MEDIAN SALE PRICE
San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island
LIFE IN SAUSALITO
The first Marin community on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, offers an easy commute to San Francisco. Replete with a picturesque downtown and tranquil views of the bay, this community is adjacent to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the largest urban parks in the world. This colorful city has a charming laidback nautical feel in comparison to neighboring San Francisco. The culture is diversely artistic yet simplistic. The easy, Northern Californian vibe makes Salsalito a wonderful community to call home.
In the summer, the heart of Sausalito, Bridgeway, is bustling with tourists and day-trippers from the surrounding areas. Accustomed to the thriving seasonal activity, locals often use residential streets to bypass visitors and hop on and off the freeway.
Sausalito Architectural Styles
Architectural styles are very diverse in Sausalito– ranging from classic Victorian to modern designs.
Homes in the southern part of town are built on steep hillsides, often requiring lifts known as hill-a-vators for easy access.
The northern part of Sausalito has properties with larger, more accessible yards. It is also home to a community of houseboats, evoking thoughts of Otis Redding's "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay'' who wrote the lyrics to the song in one of the rented houseboats.
Locals also enjoy access to beautiful landmark buildings, such as the craftsman style Sausalito Women's Club designed by the prominent Bay Area architect Julia Morgan in 1918.
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Affordability & Real Estate Insight
Sausalito has a higher percentage of condominiums and rentals than other Southern Marin towns. In 2020 the median sale price for single-family residential properties was $1,830,000. Within the same year, 53 homes were sold from a low of $953,000 to a high of $5,400,000. Within the same year, the median sale price for condos was $940,000 and 62 condos sold ranging in price from $449,000 to $6,000,000.
Sausalito provides various educational options, such as Bayside Elementary School, and Willow Creek Academy. There are also private school options, nearby.
After the gold rush era, Sausalito became a fishing village occupied by two disparate groups: commercial fishermen and wealthy yachting enthusiasts. Hard to reach by land, Sausalito was largely dependent on ferry transportation until the railroad made it more accessible in the late 1800s. The opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937 eventually made Sausalito's train and ferry services outmoded. During World War II, the town developed rapidly into a notable shipbuilding center. Sausalito's industrial vibe slowly faded in the post-war years, evolving into today's affluent, picturesque and artistic residential community.