About Novato, California
Website for the Chamber of Commerce: http://www.novato.org/
The City of Novato, one of the Bay area's premier communities, is located in Marin County 29 miles north of San Francisco. Novato is the second largest city in the county, with a population of about 47,000.
Novato's sphere of influence includes nearby unincorporated areas. With this additional area, Novato totals 43 square miles and a population of 53,000. Novato is close to Sonoma and Napa Counties, both great areas of wine and tourism. There are many parks and wildlife areas that surround Novato, which makes Novato a prime spot for outdoor recreation lovers. Novato's public schools are among the best in the Bay Area, demonstrated by higher than average student assessment scores and higher than average spending per pupil.
Novato and the North Bay share a moderate climate with a high number of days of sunshine and moderate temperatures. Average afternoon temperatures are in the low 70's and average lows are in the mid-40's. Rainfall is typically concentrated between October and March and is rare in the summer months.