If you are looking for the perfect small town, but still want easy access to the City, Ross, CA is the place for you when purchasing Ross real estate. Founded in 1908 this permanently small town has consciously avoided sprawl and maintained a close-knit community where residents enjoy Ross condos for sale that offer lush beautiful surroundings and are only an 18 mile drive to San Francisco. Ross homes for sale offerings are among the most exclusive in the country and every home has a great view. Additionally, known for the Ross luxury homes for sale, when looking for Ross land for sale we encourage you to take the time to visit with a licensed Ross real estate agent.

Ross has some of the strictest zoning laws in the area. The limits on development allow for each of the less than 900 housing unit to have their unobstructed space and personality. The town council has worked for generations to create a community with a rich historical tradition and a low population density. It also managed to create some of the best schools in the country.


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Because of the exclusive nature of the town, the homes for sale in Ross are breathtakingly gorgeous. The average listing price for a home in the town is $2.8 million. Almost every home has a stunning view of nearby Mount Tamalpais and has easy access to the hiking and biking trails there.

If you are looking for luxurious country living, Ross, CA real estate offers a variety of large estates with ornate homes surrounded by cathedrals of nature. With quick access to both downtown San Francisco and the trails of Mount Tamalpais, Ross real estate offers you the chance to be at home in the country, but never too far from the excitement of the City.

Historical Ross

Ross was officially incorporated as a city in 1908. But it had been a community long before then. The area was originally known and Rancho Punta de Quentin. James Ross, a Scot, who had immigrated to San Francisco via Australia, bought the property for $50,000 in 1857. He had made his fortune as wholesale liquor magnate.

When Ross died in 1862, his wife was forced to sell off much of the original land to pay out Ross’s daughters their share of the inheritance. The 296 acres she didn’t sell moved on to become the town of Ross.

One of the first actions of the newly formed town council in 1908 was to make it illegal to cut down any trees without the permission of the town. Modern visitors and residents enjoy a uniquely beautiful canopy thanks to those early efforts.


Ross has a population of 2,401 and an average income of $171,250. Notable past residents include Huey Lewis and Julia Child. Most of the residents live in large, luxurious country estates. During the early years of Ross, many of the wealthy San Franciscans built large vacation houses in Ross. These mansions have been well preserved and are still lived in today.


Ross School is for children from Kindergarten to 8th grade and is one of the highest ranking schools in California.

High School students mostly attend either Redwood High School, one of the highest ranked schools in the nation for test scores, graduation rates and college acceptances, or Branson School, a private college preparatory school where almost 25% of the graduating class were National Merit Scholars.





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  1. Photo of 1 Woodside Way, Ross, CA 94957 (MLS # 21711176)
    Open House
    4 beds,  3 full, 2 half baths
    4,300 sqft   lot 13,499 sqft
    Listing provided by Donna Goldman, Alain Pinel Realtors
    MLS 21711176
  2. Photo of 19 Oak Way, Ross, CA 94957 (MLS # 21710601)
    Open House
    2 beds,  3 full baths
    2,005 sqft   lot 15,499 sqft
    Listing provided by Kimberly Morgan, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21710601
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