Next Neighborhood North: Caledonia St. (New Town)
Next Neighborhood South: Old Town
This is one of a series of pages on each of Sausalito’s Neighborhoods, with links to Restaurants, Hotels, Bus Stops and Activities in each area.
“The Hill” is the most prestigious address in Sausalito. When people refer to “all those expensive houses with the big views” this is the area they’re usually talking about.
Yes, there are some big and very expensive houses up on The Hill, but in many areas there are smaller, less expensive homes as well. Some of the people who live in this neighborhood are a mix of more recent arrivals, many of whom are in fact highly paid professionals. But there are many longer-term residents whom you’d recognize as fitting in well in almost any middle class area in California, and who are by no means rich. Some hillside homes are (by Bay Area standards) still reasonably priced, although as you may expect these will have less wide-open views and less sunny lots.
|The Hill is a residential area, and does not have any restaurants or other businesses. The closest restaurants are directly below in Downtown Sausalito (Ferry Pier) and on the Bridgeway Promenade.
|The closest hotels to this area are in the Downtown (Ferry Pier) neighborhood at the bottom of the hill (or is that The Hill?)
|The Spencer Ave. Bus Stop on Highway 101 is at the upper edge of The Hill, and (along with Marin City) is one of Sausalito’s two busiest commuter stops.
|Cloud View Park
|Mary Ann Sears Park (was Harrison Park)
|The O’Connell Memorial Bench
In the Google Map below I have used my severely limited graphics skills and as much of the Google Directions functions as I can to create a rough outline of The Hill. The residential area just to the south is considered to be part of Old Town, and the area to the north is New Town, which is based on Caledonia St. The waterfront area at the right consists of Downtown (Ferry Pier) and the Bridgeway Promenade. If you click on the map you’ll go to an interactive version of the same Google Map without my added graphics.
As with every neighborhood, the exact boundaries of The Hill are approximate. I have seen houses both north and south of the area I drew here classified as being on The Hill, and there’s some rationale for this. Those areas feel very similar to The Hill, they’re just on hillsides above the valleys that lie just north and south rather than being on The Hill itself.