Sausalito, just north of San Francisco over the Golden Gate bridge, is a jewel of a town. It's built on hillsides with views of the harbor, the bay, and San Francisco. Sausalito has a reputation as a tourist town....but the locals who live here are a tight-knit community of artists, writers, web designers, executives, retirees and young professionals.
The fog can turn some of the neighborhoods into cold and misty places, especially in the summer.... but there are plenty of absolutely gorgeous weather days all over Sausalito.
Sausalito with its hillside living and less-than-stellar elementary school tends to be a place that draws singles, young couples and retirees who aren't looking for large, flat lots.