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Tomales Real Estate Market
Most of the homes for sale offered in the Tomales Bay-Point Reyes housing market are single-family homes and reflect the nature of the area. They range from ranches to cozy cottages to sleek, custom-built homes. Many properties have views of the Tomales Bay or the surrounding mountains. West Marin is one of the few areas of Marin County where homes with acreage can still be found.
As a small, countryside community, there isn't a whole lot to the local housing market in Tomales, especially given just 200 people live here. What homes you will happen to see on the market, if any, will typically be priced somewhere in the $600,000 to $800,000 price range, and that's usually enough to get buyers between 1,300 and 1,500 square feet of living space and a pretty good size backyard in most instances, which adds just a little extra appeal to living in such a rural location. But if you're also hoping to live somewhat close to the coastline, Dylan Beach is also a relatively short drive from homes for sale in Tomales, which also makes buying a home here an intriguing proposition as well.
Tomales Community Amenities
Tomales is the place to go if buyers are looking for rural peace and quiet. Located about an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Tomales is a sleepy little town noted for its architecture. Vernacular houses and Italianate commercial buildings are side-by-side with charming little Queen Anne cottages.
The Tomales Bay is famous for its oysters. A favorite pastime for locals and visitors alike is stopping at one of the oyster farms. Several offer barbecue-style picnic areas on a first come, first served basis; or you can buy a bag of oysters and take them home for a get together with friends. Favorites include Drake's Bay Oyster Farm, Hog Island Oyster Company, the Tomales Bay Oyster Company, and Point Reyes Oyster Company.
Neighboring Point Reyes Station is the area's commercial anchor. Although small, the town has a hardware store, grocery, bank, and pharmacy. The world-renowned Cowgirl Creamery makes its famous cheese in a converted barn just off the main drag. Known as the Tomales Bay Food Company, the barn also houses several retail, delicatessen style shops that carry an assortment of gourmet treats, cheeses, and wines.
With the Point Reyes National Seashore and Tomales Bay estuary nearby, horseback riding, hiking trails, boating, and kayaking are popular activities. Guarding the treacherous approach to the San Francisco Bay, the Point Reyeslighthouse is a perfect vantage point for watching the annual migration of the California Gray Whales.
Tomales School Information
Below is a list of schools in the city of Tomales for buyers with school-aged children to consider:
- Tomales High School - 3850 Irvin Rd, Tomales, CA
- Tomales Elementary School - 40 John St, Tomales, CA
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