Living the Novato Dream

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Previews International (#1 Marin_Sonoma_San Francisco_North_Bay) DRE# 01415544

We just came back from the Labor Day by the Lake, a tradition in Novato, CA (north most town in Marin).

The place is surrounded by gorgeous hills, sparkling lake, marsh, open space, and just wonderful, wonderful people all around. The kids runs free, the adults greet friends, the teachers work hard and are dedicated, hiking, biking trailers all around, sunny, beautiful weather most of the year, ,a 50,000 town but you feel like you know everybody.

My friend and I were talking, there is just no better place to bring up a family!

I gave up my great IT career after dot.com bust, chose the real estate career so I can stay around town, but I get to volunteer extensively at local high school doing things that help the kids, the teachers and the school. I am surrounded by wonderful people and great friends. I absolutely love the music teacher who dedicated her life to the kids, and the polite, well balanced kids, my husband is supportive and the kids are talented and doing just fine.

My RE career is doing great, and could be much better if I don't volunteer as much, but I get great satisfaction and joy out of doing that and be with the nicest people. So if I sell a few less houses than I would want to, I am happy and glad to be who I have become.

I guess I am not quite living in my dreams and life is not perfect but I am quite happy and very grateful for everything and the people that's around me. Isn't that enough?

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Hi We are considering a move to Novato, I loved everything you wrote about living there. I was wondering if you know anything about Olive School k-5th grade, we have a 2nd grader and would be sending him there. Also, i love the idea of a small community feel where everyone knows each other. What is the business district like - nice restaurants, kids activities, shops, etc?

Thank you,

Windy-city mom

March 10, 2009 09:49 AM #1
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Hi - Windy-city mom - I used to live in Chicago too - many years ago, North Shore, Lincoln Park area. 

Can you please give me a call at 415-899-9237 and we can chat about that?  It's much easier that way.   Or email me with you number at sylvia.barry@mindspring.com  and I can call you back. 

Thanks,

Sylvia

March 10, 2009 10:52 AM #2
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Hello Windy-city Mom again ... No worries, there is no obligation if you call me.. It's just much easier to discuss the schools and neighborhood.  My kids did not go to Olive School, but I have quite a few friends whose kids did and I can introduce you to them.  Most of my friends are very involved with Novato schools (how I met them - thru volunteer work), so you will get great insight. 

I am going to do a blog about Novato business district, restaurant, kids activities, etc for you.. Stay Tuned.

Sylvia

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