Named for James Ross, a settler who made his fortune during the Gold Rush, Ross retains a distinct small town charm. Although it has a population just over 2,000 people, more than 40 percent of households have children. And no wonder: Ross' schools have twice been recognized for excellence by the state of California. In 1991 Child magazine ranked Ross middle school as one of the top ten schools in America! It also lies a convenient 18 miles from San Francisco, putting all the advantages of the city within easy reach.
Ross is characterized by large properties with meticulous landscaping. Quiet streets lined with elm trees lend the neighborhoods a decidedly picturesque feel. If you are looking for a custom luxury home or an estate quality property, look no further.
Another feature of the town is its quaint downtown area. Combining the lush Ross Green with a number of elegant shops and restaurants, the town center attracts people from all parts of Marin.