Novato is the counties northern outpost and a beautiful one at that. Starting off as a collection of large and small farms and ranches it still has characteristics of its past throughout the town. The city is surrounded by the Sonoma-Napa Wine Country to the east, the Point Reyes National Seashore to the west, the Russian River to the north and San Francisco to the south. Novato is reachable with two major roads, the U.S. Route 101 and the California State Route 37. The historic downtown hosts the Grant Avenue, where it’s possible find out quaint stores and boutiques, offering everything from upscale clothing and fine quality home decor to artisan food and antiques. Voted as one of the top 30 cities in the U.S. for healthy lifestyles, what makes Novato special is the 2,600 acres of open space where residents and tourists enjoy hiking, biking, camping or fishing. Thanks to its open spaces, wetlands and beautiful rolling coastal hills, Novato is the ideal starting point for every level of riders and bikers. The city is also a business center with corporate headquarters, technology companies and plenty of retail centers located on it.