Novato is the northernmost city in Marin and covers 28 square miles with a population of approximately 53,000 residents. The city has a rural vibe due to the high amount of open space and network of 27 parks, making it a haven for hiking and mountain biking. Favorite spots include Mt. Burdell and Stafford Lake Park, Scottsdale Marsh, Deer Island Preserve and Pacheco Pond Wildlife Area. The historic Old Town hosts the Novato Festival of Art, an annual 4th of July Parade, Nostalgia Days Classic Car Show and the Downtown Farmers’ Market held from May through September. Novato’s business mix includes corporate headquarters, state-of-the-art technology companies, and a variety of retail centers. The Novato Unified School District is the City’s largest employer with approximately 1,280 employees and it serves over 8,000 students in kindergarten through high school in eight elementary, three middle, two high, and three alternative schools. This family friendly town has so much to offer residents of all ages. Learn more at the city's official website here.