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—  Unincorporated community  —
Manzanita is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°52′54″N 122°31′03″W / 37.88167°N 122.5175°W / 37.88167; -122.5175Coordinates: 37°52′54″N 122°31′03″W / 37.88167°N 122.5175°W / 37.88167; -122.5175
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation [1] 16 ft (5 m)

Manzanita (formerly, Manza Waldo and Manzanita Junction) is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] Manzanita is also known as the Unincorporated Sausalito Houseboat Community[2] It is located 6.25 miles (10 km) south of downtown San Rafael,[3] at an elevation of 16 feet (5 m).[1] It is located near Marin City.

The community is in area code 415. The community is governed by county supervisor Charles McGlashan and lays in District 3.[2][4] There are 400 floating dwellings in 5 marinas.[5] The community has a history of being the drug and sex mecca for Marin County although that era has largely passed.[5]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Manzanita, California
  2. ^ a b District 3 Map, Mar County Board of Supervisors webpage, access date May 31, 2008
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 659. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  4. ^ District 3 access date May 31, 2008
  5. ^ a b Floating through life Sausalito houseboat community will show off its one-of-a-kind dwellings on Sunday, San Francisco Chronice, by Kristine M. Carber, October 4, 2003, access date May 31, 2008


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