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Yolansdale: A San Anselmo Gem


Welcome to Yolansdale, a charming neighborhood nestled in the hills of San Anselmo, California. I'm excited to introduce you to this wonderful community. Yolansdale offers a unique blend of picturesque landscapes, rich history, vibrant local amenities, and a variety of homes to suit different tastes and budgets.



Geographic Location

Yolansdale is conveniently located in the southern part of San Anselmo, Marin County, just a short drive off the 101 FWY. Its central position makes it an ideal spot for those seeking a peaceful residential environment while remaining close to the cultural and economic opportunities of the Bay Area.


The neighborhood is characterized by its gently rolling hills, lush greenery, and serene ambiance. Yolansdale's proximity to downtown San Anselmo, San Rafael, and Fairfax provides residents with easy access to a wide range of amenities and services. Moreover, it's situated close to some of Marin County's most beautiful natural attractions, making it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.




Yolansdale has a rich history that traces back to the early 20th century. The neighborhood's name pays homage to the Yolan family, one of the founding families of San Anselmo. The Yolans were known for their contributions to the development of the area and their commitment to preserving its natural beauty.


Over the years, Yolansdale has evolved from a farming and ranching community into a well-established residential area. While the neighborhood has seen its share of changes, it has managed to maintain its small-town charm and a strong sense of community. The historical homes in Yolansdale stand as a testament to the area's enduring character.



Local Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Yolansdale residents have the luxury of choosing from a wide array of options. The nearby downtown areas of San Anselmo, Fairfax and San Rafael offer an abundance of boutique shops, antique stores, and unique boutiques. These charming districts provide a delightful shopping experience, perfect for finding that one-of-a-kind item or enjoying a leisurely stroll on a weekend afternoon.


For everyday needs, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential shops are just a short drive away, ensuring convenience and accessibility for Yolansdale residents.



Outdoor Activities

Yolansdale is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. The neighborhood's picturesque setting, with its rolling hills and lush greenery, invites residents to explore the great outdoors. Numerous parks and open spaces are within easy reach, offering a wide range of activities.


Bald Hill Open Space Preserve, located nearby, features well-maintained trails, picnic areas, and a playground for the little ones. The park's open fields are perfect for soccer matches and family gatherings. It's a cherished local gem that adds to the neighborhood's allure.


Mount Tamalpais State Park is another nearby treasure. This expansive park is known for its challenging hiking and mountain biking trails, scenic overlooks, and opportunities for birdwatching. Outdoor adventurers can spend hours exploring the natural beauty of Marin County's crown jewel.




Although Yolansdale has a peaceful and laid-back atmosphere, it doesn't mean you'll be missing out on entertainment options. The neighborhood is within easy reach of the vibrant cultural scene that Marin County has to offer.



If you're looking for a more relaxed evening out, the Smith Rafael Film Center in downtown San Rafael is the place to be. This independent cinema screens a selection of international and independent films, providing an enriching cinematic experience.


Just down the road is the town of Fairfax, which is a clear destination for those looking for a fun night out, with a great movie theatre for new premier movies as well as a lively music scene all located in downtown Fairfax.



School Information

For families considering Yolansdale as their home, the neighborhood offers access to quality education options. The San Anselmo School District provides excellent elementary and middle schools. In addition, the renowned Archie Williams High School ( previously known as Sir Francis  Drake High School) is just a short drive away and is known for its academic excellence and extracurricular programs.


Parents seeking private education have a variety of choices, with numerous respected independent schools nearby. These include the Marin Waldorf School and Brandeis Marin, offering alternative educational approaches for families.



Housing in Yolansdale

Now, let's delve into what makes Yolansdale truly special – its housing market. Yolansdale is a diverse neighborhood in terms of architectural styles and home sizes. The variety of housing options makes it an appealing destination for homebuyers looking to find their perfect match.


Yolansdale boasts a wide range of architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary. The neighborhood's historical charm is evident in its collection of Craftsman, contemporary and Spanish Colonial Revival homes. These homes feature distinctive architectural elements, including arched doorways, exposed wooden beams, and beautiful stonework.


For those seeking more modern aesthetics, you'll find mid-century and contemporary designs that offer sleek lines and open floor plans. Whether you're captivated by the allure of historical homes or the clean lines of contemporary designs, Yolansdale has a residence to fit your tastes.


Homes in Yolansdale vary in size, catering to a range of needs. You can find cozy bungalows perfect for first-time homebuyers or smaller families or retired people. These homes often feature two to three bedrooms and exude a charming, cottage-like ambiance.


Larger families or those who desire more space will find spacious four to five-bedroom homes. These residences often come with generous living areas, ample storage, and room to grow. The size and layout of homes in Yolansdale accommodate a wide spectrum of lifestyles.


Homes prices in Yolansdale typically range from approximately $1.2 million to $1.5 million, depending on factors such as size, condition, and location within the neighborhood. However there are a few larger renovated or expanded homes in the area that do go north of $2M.


It's important to note that real estate market conditions can change, and prices may have fluctuated since my last update. To get the most accurate and up-to-date information, it's advisable to consult with a local real estate expert who can provide the latest market data and trends.



In Summary

Yolansdale is an enchanting neighborhood in San Anselmo, California, offering a picturesque setting, rich history, access to local amenities, a plethora of outdoor activities, and a diverse housing market. The neighborhood's unique blend of architectural styles and home sizes ensures that there's something for everyone in Yolansdale, whether you're a first-time homebuyer or looking for your forever home.


If you're interested in making Yolansdale your new home or selling your current property in this charming neighborhood, I am here to help. As a knowledgeable real estate broker with expertise in the Marin County area, I have a deep understanding of Yolansdale and can assist you in making the most informed decisions regarding your real estate needs.


For the latest market insights, personalized guidance, and a smooth real estate experience in Yolansdale and beyond, don't hesitate to contact me. I'm here to make your real estate dreams in Yolansdale a reality.



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