The final community before reaching Point Reyes National Seashore, Inverness pride itself on maintaining the kind of lifestyle that generations of families have called home. What was once a summer retreat for recreation-minded city dwellers from San Francisco and Oakland is today a year-round playground, steeped in tradition and boasting spectacular natural scenery and abundant recreation. A haven for boating, the area has a small public marina, private piers and the Inverness Yacht Club. This quiet residential community on the west shore of Tomales Bay and surrounded by Point Reyes National Seashore also offers a quaint downtown area populated by a general store, post office, library, two restaurants, a coffee shop and a gift shop. In a charmed place like this, it’s not surprising that community events and activities such as sailing races in summer, July 4 foot races and the garden club’s Primrose Tea continue to thrive, bringing families and neighbors together. Many of the cabins that were built in Inverness by early settlers still stand today; they are accompanied by a range of real estate, including everything from wooded lots to ridgetop homes to new construction.