Seminary is one of San Anselmo’s most coveted residential locations.

Welcome to Seminary

The neighborhood with a majestic atmosphere nestled in a small town

Encircling the architecturally stunning University of Redlands, Marin Campus, the neighborhood of Seminary is one of San Anselmo’s most coveted residential locations. Seminary was named for the dazzling, castle-like seminary structure at the heart of the community, perched among the forested hills.

The view in Seminary makes this location feel born of a fairytale, and gorgeous tree-lined streets are adorned with resplendent estate homes and single-family houses. Though their price point tends to be high, the cost is more than worth it when weighing the many benefits of this exclusive neighborhood.

Much like San Anselmo, the neighborhood of Seminary gives off a historic, charming vibe that brings with it a sense of refined ease and luxury. It’s adjacent to Ross, which makes it super centrally located in Marin County and, consequently, a great place for commuters or those who want a private atmosphere within the larger San Francisco Metropolis area. 

What To Love

  • Exclusive atmosphere with lush, manicured streets
  • High-end homes and luxurious housing options
  • Central location great for commuters

People & Lifestyle

Its small population of fewer than 300 residents gives Seminary an intimate feel and makes it the kind of place where neighbors might celebrate special occasions together, and the kids play for the same soccer team. Highly affluent, Seminary has breathtaking homes and well-kept green spaces, especially as part of the University of Redlands, Marin Campus. It boasts excellent schools and is a great place to raise a family.

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Though the food and dining in Seminary is by and large the star of the show, the area also has convenient stores and markets to meet your day-to-day needs, in addition to several boutiques and shops. Most notably, Red Hills Shopping Center houses fitness centers, spa locations, local specialty shops, coffee shops, banking, and grocery markets. 

Seminary and the San Anselmo area at large is bursting with choices for dining, and the food here can range from authentic global cuisine, down-home comfort fare, all the way to gluten-free bakeries. If you’re in the mood to try a sushi sampler and get your fill of delicious Japanese cuisine, look no further than Sushi 69. Their menu includes Nigiri Sushi, Sashimi, Roll Sushi, and classics like chicken teriyaki and vegetable miso soup, all of which will hit the spot every time. You’ll want to stop in at Comforts if you love home-style cooking—their full-flavored menu of comfort favorites and great family atmosphere will leave you satisfied.

A classic slice and great brews can both be found at Creekside, a neighborhood hit whose menu includes gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, wings, salads, and so much more. At M.H. Bread and Butter, you can treat yourself to more than just their artisanal, house-made bread. Their menu also includes breakfast sandwiches, soups, and sweet treats. Flour Craft Bakery is another great choice for baked goods and tasty pastries, and the menu is dedicated to gluten-free items. Need a cup of coffee to pair with your gluten-free scones? Marin Roast has the best blends and roasts in Marin County, in addition to their in-house specialty drinks.

Things to Do

Seminary has access to all of the fun and excitement of the city of San Anselmo, in addition to the area’s many parks and recreational facilities. Head to Memorial Park—one of the most well-loved parks in the city—to enjoy the open space, picnic areas, sports fields, and playground for the kids. 

Another great location, Creek Park is known as one of the best-kept secrets of San Anselmo and provides an oasis in the middle of the bustling downtown. Creek Park also hosts the Music in the Park series event, where residents can enjoy free live music from local artists. The Marin Art and Garden Center also produces a summer concert series, which features live music in addition to food trucks.


Seminary is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Wade Thomas Elementary, K-5, highly rated public elementary school
  • Saint Anslem School, 1-8, well-rated private Catholic school
  • University of Redlands, Marin Campus, highly rated graduate school offering seminary degrees

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