San Anselmo set back in
the hills of Marin County just north west of San Rafael and just
40 minutes from San Francisco. Since the days when the Coast
Miwoks roamed the oak-studded hills and fished the fresh waters of
San Anselmo Creek, the climate, the beauty and serenity of San
Anselmo still enchants those who come here. The downtown area is
filled with intriguing shops, galleries and restaurants while
older still graceful homes dot the hillsides.
San Anselmo was a silent
film capital in the early 1900s. Among the films made here: "The
Two-Gun Man" and "Cowpuncher's Law." The old
Tamalpais Theater opened in 1923 with Gloria Swanson's "The
Hummingbird." Sunset Magazine readers voted San
Anselmo "Best in the West" for antiquing and the town is
distinguished as the "Northern California Antique Capital."