Novato is a city in Marin County, in the North Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, California. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 51,904. Novato is located about 10 miles northwest of San Rafael and about 30 miles north of San Francisco on U.S. 101. Novato has been called one of the best places to live in the U.S.


Whether you have a few hours to spare or an entire day to spend exploring, you’ll discover great shopping in Novato.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll down Grant Avenue in historic Old Town where you can peruse quaint stores and boutiques offering everything from upscale clothing and fine quality home decor to artisan food and antiques. Adults and kids alike will enjoy a treat from Celine’s Sweets, or a scoop of refreshing handmade ice cream from the counter at La Michoacana.

If you love bargain hunting, be sure to visit Vintage Oaks Mall on the east side of Highway 101 at Rowland Boulevard where you’ll find an array of discount department chain stores including Ross Dress For Less, Marshalls, DSW, and Eddie Bauer Outlet as well as perennial favorites like Pier 1 Imports, Gymboree, Sephora, Old Navy, Men’s Warehouse,  and Ann Taylor Loft.

For a full list of stores and shopping areas in Novato, please visit the Shop Local Novato Retail Directory.

The house shown immediately below is 3 West Barberry Place which I sold with multiple offers for $1,325,000. A great home located in Pointe Marin, a desirable development built in 2005 off of Ignacio Boulevard.

Updated Aug 10, 2022 12:15:pm
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