About Novato

A beautiful community surrounded by rolling hills in the North Bay, Novato is an excellent place to launch and develop your career and enjoy all of the exciting opportunities the Bay Area has to offer.  Located just 30 minutes from the gorgeous City of San Francisco, and south of the Napa and Sonoma wine country, Novato itself offers world class amenities situated in the middle of the natural splendors of Marin County.

About Novato

Working and Living

Our growing community values technological innovation and rewarding, sustainable careers.

Chamber of Commerce

Novato is a rewarding city to visit, explore, and stay.


Rated exceptionally livable (82/100) by areavibes, A+ for community amenities, high school graduation rate is 15% higher than the California average.

16th best place to live in the United States according to CNN Money.

Growing community that is economically thriving with positive development.

History of Novato

Novato School District has a rich history of serving our community going back as far as 1859 when the first one room school was built.  Included below are two articles outlining the history of the district and our long legacy of education here in this beautiful community.