Community Info

Nicasio

Nicasio

Nicasio is small community in the heart of West Marin's stunning countryside. Forested ridge lines and rolling golden hills surround a wide creek-dappled valley. Oak, bay and fir trees are common and along the creeks you can still find stands of redwoods. The breathtaking natural beauty is a large part of what makes this community special. Nicasio consists of only a few hundred families and is a desirable location to own a home. Fortune magazine rates it as the 23rd most expensive zip code in the US. It is a close knit community that values the natural environment, peace and tranquility, and the world-class locally raised food in the area.

Homes for sale in Nicasio include stunning ranch estates, idyllic country residences, cozy craftsman cottages and large tracts of undeveloped land with 360 degree vistas. This area is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle of the city but who want a sophisticated small town feel.

Nicasio offers close access to the Point Reyes National Seashore, portions of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Samuel P. Taylor State Park. About 250 homes are located in the area as well as some large parcels of land without homes. Much of the land is still used for agricultural purposes including beef and dairy cattle grazing and small scale organic farming. AllStar Organics, a popular Marin County organic farm, is based here, owned and operated by Janet Brown and Marty Jacobson. Janet is the vice-president of Marin Organic, Marin's non-profit organic association. Just north of Nicasio Reservoir is Fairlea Ranch where pedigree longhorn cattle are raised. Several small vineyards have also been recently established.

The most significant non-agricultural business in the area is George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. Lucas is also the area's most notable resident. Other famous former residents include Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead; Thomas Wood, landscape artist; and Peggy Rathmann, writer.

Centrally located within the Nicasio unincorporated area of about 2,500 acres is the small village of Nicasio itself. The town center has a post office, a general store, historic St. Mary’s Church established in 1867, a baseball field located in the town square, and Rancho Nicasio, which is a bar and restaurant known for its live music and great bands. The town was founded in the early 19th century to support local agricultural, timber, and fishing activities. Just north of town on Nicasio Valley Road is a beautiful red-painted one-room schoolhouse that opened in 1871. The building is currently listed as a historical landmark.

 

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