My sister recently moved to the quaintest little town north of San Francisco called Woodacre. It's conveniently close to both the city and all the beauties of Marin county. And it's only a short drive up to the Napa and Sonoma area (ahem, French Laundry). She lives in an area that's walking distance to some beautiful trails and the people are so friendly, it feels like a movie set. I love how many dogs and animals are freely roaming around, I felt so close to nature!