Elegant, wooded, quiet, and hilly, Ross features many narrow streets, walls, and gates that protect the privacy of its handsome and often exclusive residences. Throughout much of this small and very stable town, tree-shaded lanes are lined with a pleasing mix of older and newer homes–the majority of which could be described as large estates or luxurious custom builds. Large properties often encompass amenities like tennis courts, swimming pools, or accommodations for horses.
Community resources are equally impressive, starting with the Ross Elementary School, listed in Child Magazine as one of the nation’s top ten schools. The Marin Art & Garden Center covers ten full acres with facilities and lush natural beauty, the focal point of many recreational activities and classes. Magnificent trees, charming ponds, and meticulous grounds make the center a delightful place to visit and relax.
A private high school and the close proximity of prime parkland add to the attraction. Ross is just a mile from the College of Marin, which introduces another world of cultural, recreational, and educational possibilities. Commuters to San Francisco can also look forward to a relatively quick trip to the city.
With its convenient 18 mile drive from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge, Ross was originally developed as a summer haven for San Franciscans. At only 1.6 square miles and a population of around 2,300, Ross is known for being a serene place with a special small town feel. This town of grand estates and luxury custom homes provides for some of the most beautiful landscaping you will find in Marin County. This well-cared-for community gives the area a character that is unique to the Town of Ross.