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Marin County

Welcome to Marin County

Marin County is nestled on the peninsula facing San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. It is a desirable location, in part for its proximity to the City, and for the sheer beauty of the county. Marin boasts the highest percentage of protected land in the Bay Area, which gives residents ample opportunity to find views and space aplenty, from sparkling city skylines, lovely Pacific sunsets, and rugged coastlines to miles of hiking, biking, and running trails.

Marin has a long history as a suburb, dating back to the days before the bridges were built. Many residents work outside of the county. As technology, healthcare, media, entertainment, food, and hospitality industries continue to thrive, some companies have relocated or opened up satellite offices in Marin and nearby counties. The economy is strong. The local shopping, dining, hospitality, educational, cultural, and recreational offerings reflect that. West Marin continues to support local agriculture, and Marin has an active restaurant and grocery scene, which takes full advantage of the vibrant local produce coming out of the local farms, ranches, cheese makers and dairies, and grape growers.

The lay of the land

Marin County shares its northern border with Sonoma County. The county has water on three sides, with the Pacific Ocean and Tomales Bay to the west, San Francisco and San Pablo Bays to the east, and the channel underneath the Golden Gate to the south. A combination of open space, watershed, and park lands link together to create a wide swath of open space that runs north, most dramatically with the Marin Headlands that soar out of the ocean and tower over the Golden Gate Bridge up to Mount Tamalpais and its surrounding parkland. The Point Reyes Seashore juts out into the Pacific. Further north, Mount Burdell provides Novato residents with views and vistas.

With 260,750 residents (according to the U.S. Census’ 2014 estimates) in the county, Marin has the second smallest population in the Bay Area spread out among 520 square miles (the third smallest in the Bay Area and the fourth smallest in the state), Novato is the largest city. San Rafael is the county seat. The bulk of the county population has settled in communities along the 101 corridor and the bay side, including Sausalito, Mill Valley, and Tiburon in the south, Corte Madera, Larkspur and San Rafael centrally, and Novato to the north. The remaining residents are spread out among smaller villages, beach towns, and valley hamlets in West Marin, such as Muir Beach, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes Station, Inverness, Marshall, Nicasio, Woodacre, and Lagunitas.

Getting around

Two main highways traverse the county (1 and 101). Marin has direct access to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, connecting to the East Bay and San Francisco. Golden Gate Transit runs buses and ferries. Ferry terminals are in Larkspur and Sausalito, and are used by locals and visitors alike. The ferries running to AT&T Park when the Giants are in town are very popular and sell out quickly. The SMART train and pathway project is under construction and will connect Marin and Sonoma County from Larkspur to Cloverdale. Phase 1 is slated for completion in late 2016.

Local highlights

Marin County’s award-winning schools enroll nearly 33,000 students in 76 schools within 19 school districts. A variety of Catholic, parochial, secular, and other independent schools are available.

Higher education offerings include the College of Marin, part of the state community college program, Dominican College, two Theological seminaries, and the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael.

Although Marin’s professional sports are limited to San Rafael’s minor league baseball team, the San Rafael Pacifics, you’ll find plenty of ardent sports fans supporting the other Bay Area teams.

The Marin Civic Center was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and holds a distinctive spot in the hills north of San Rafael. It houses the Marin Symphony and hosts a variety of internationally known speakers and performers, as well as a local farmer’s market. The county has other cultural offerings, including the Mill Valley Film Festival, and repertory theater companies such as the Marin Theatre Company and the Ross Valley Players.

For live entertainment, options vary. The Marin Center has larger headliners, while the Sweetwater Music Hall & Café, Terrapin Crossroads, and Rancho Nicasio offer afford a more intimate vibe. Even smaller clubs in Fairfax, San Rafael, and Sausalito have live music most nights.

More than 40 spots are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A few highlights to consider: Muir Woods National Monument, the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley, which was built in 1904 and designed by Bernard Maybeck, Point Bonita Light Station, West Point on Mount Tam, the Sausalito Women’s Club, the Dipsea Trail in Mill Valley, and Rancho Olompali north of Novato.

The great outdoors

Marin is the birthplace of mountain biking, and you’ll find a series of single-track trails to ride at Camp Tamarancho in Fairfax or China Camp in northern San Rafael.

Mount Tamalpais State Park is the most obvious choice for hiking and has trails that will satisfy everyone. The views from East Peak are spectacular, with Bolinas Ridge and the Pacific, the hills of the East Bay heading toward Mount Diablo, and the headlands rolling to the Golden Gate and the city to the south. Even on foggy days the scenery is impressive.

Visitors take full advantage of the easy walking trails in the wildly popular giant redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument.

If you’re looking for rocky trails and remote beaches, head west to the Point Reyes National Seashore or the dramatic views and plunging slopes of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

For camping and hiking along a lovely creek, Samuel P. Taylor Park is a popular destination.

Angel Island, which sits across Raccoon Strait from downtown Tiburon and is accessible by a small ferry, provides 360 degree views of the bay. There are paths for cycling and running, and a handful of campsites that book up well in advance. The island is also a National Monument for its role as an immigration station and, briefly, an internment camp.

Cities Located in Marin County

  •  Belvedere
  •  Bolinas
  •  Corte Madera
  •  Dillon Beach
  •  Fairfax
  •  Greenbrae
  •  Inverness
  •  Kentfield
  •  Lagunitas
  •  Larkspur
  •  Marshall
  •  Mill Valley
  •  Muir Beach
  •  Nicasio
  •  Novato
  •  Olema
  • Pt. Reyes Station
  •  Ross
  •  San Anselmo
  •  San Geronimo
  •  San Rafael
  •  Sausalito
  • San Quentin
  •  Stinson Beach
  •  Tiburon
  •  Tomales
  •  Woodacre

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  1. Photo of 2248 Mar East Street, Tiburon, CA 94920 (MLS # 21803658)
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    3 beds,  4 baths
    2,356 sqft   lot 12,632 sqft
    Listing provided by , Alain Pinel Realtors
    MLS 21803658
  2. Photo of 16 Laurel Avenue, Belvedere, CA 94920 (MLS # 21802686)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,127 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21802686
  3. Photo of 35 Cove Road, Belvedere, CA 94920 (MLS # 21803599)
    36
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,652 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21803599
  4. Photo of 21 Creekside Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903 (MLS # 21803536)
    33
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,004 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listing provided by , Maxim Properties
    MLS 21803536
  5. Photo of 5 Gilmartin Court, Tiburon, CA 94920 (MLS # 21803530)
    26
    4 beds,  5 baths
    4,145 sqft   lot 16,988 sqft
    Listing provided by , Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21803530
  6. Photo of 13 Kelly Drive, Novato, CA 94949 (MLS # 21803497)
    17
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,459 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Listing provided by , The Madison Company
    MLS 21803497
  7. Photo of 28 Greensburgh Lane, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (MLS # 21803414)
    26
    5 beds,  4 baths
    3,924 sqft   lot 26,136 sqft
    Listing provided by , Holmes Burrell Real Estate
    MLS 21803414
  8. Photo of 864 Tamalpais Avenue #E, Novato, CA 94947 (MLS # 21803466)
    13
    2 beds,  1 bath
    832 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Listing provided by , Alta Realty Group Ca, Inc.
    MLS 21803466
  9. Photo of 513 Seaver Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21803391)
    16
    1 bed,  1 bath
    756 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Listing provided by , Estate Realty, Inc.
    MLS 21803391
  10. Photo of 7391 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Lagunitas, CA 94938 (MLS # 21803307)
    25
    5 beds,  3 baths
    1,898 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by , Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael
    MLS 21803307
  11. Photo of 230 Catalina Boulevard, San Rafael, CA 94901 (MLS # 21803280)
    32
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,955 sqft  
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21803280
  12. Photo of 129 Bahama Reef Court, Novato, CA 94949 (MLS # 21803269)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,389 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listing provided by , RED OAK REALTY
    MLS 21803269
  13. Photo of 17 Corte Ramon , Greenbrae, CA 94904 (MLS # 21802576)
    24
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,958 sqft   lot 6,969 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21802576
  14. Photo of 8 Canyon Avenue, Bolinas, CA 94924 (MLS # 21803240)
    21
    2 beds,  2 baths
    776 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by , Bolinas Real Estate
    MLS 21803240
  15. Photo of 5 Merry Lane, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (MLS # 21803083)
    35
    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,513 sqft  
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21803083
  16. Photo of 178 Great Circle Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21802282)
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    4 beds,  6 baths
    3,727 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21802282
  17. Photo of 51 Arguello Circle, San Rafael, CA 94901 (MLS # 21802994)
    41
    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,104 sqft   lot 14,374 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21802994
  18. Photo of 110 Crane Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (MLS # 21803137)
    37
    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,730 sqft   lot 17,859 sqft
    Listing provided by , Bradley Real Estate-Novato
    MLS 21803137
  19. Photo of 90 Evelyn Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21801732)
    27
    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,275 sqft   lot 14,810 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21801732
  20. Photo of 2590 Vineyard Road, Novato, CA 94947 (MLS # 21803003)
    50
    3 beds,  4 baths
    2,612 sqft   lot 2.43 ac
    Listing provided by , Athas & Associates Real Estate, Inc
    MLS 21803003
  21. Photo of 23 Sunrise Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21802769)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,656 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21802769
  22. Photo of 6 Caddy Court, Novato, CA 94949 (MLS # 21802996)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    2,622 sqft   lot 16,988 sqft
    Listing provided by , RE/MAX Full Spectrum
    MLS 21802996
  23. Photo of 415 Montecillo Road, San Rafael, CA 94903 (MLS # 21803005)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,691 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Bradley Real Estate-Novato
    MLS 21803005
  24. Photo of 34 Linda Vista Avenue, Tiburon, CA 94920 (MLS # 21802988)
    40
    4 beds,  2 baths
    3,243 sqft  
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21802988
  25. Photo of 1665 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (MLS # 21802754)
    47
    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,763 sqft   lot 10,454 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21802754
  26. Photo of 44 Oxford Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903 (MLS # 21802968)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,632 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Svc.
    MLS 21802968
  27. Photo of 140 Terrace Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901 (MLS # 21802941)
    45
    4 beds,  5 baths
    2,600 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Bradley Real Estate-Novato
    MLS 21802941
  28. Photo of 7260 Panoramic Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94970 (MLS # 21802914)
    34
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,918 sqft   lot 39,639 sqft
    Listing provided by , Compass
    MLS 21802914
  29. Photo of 200 Wellington Avenue, Ross, CA 94960 (MLS # 21802907)
    30
    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,787 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by , Princeton Pacific Properties
    MLS 21802907
  30. Photo of 33 Castro Street, Forest Knolls, CA 94933 (MLS # 21802860)
    37
    4 beds,  2 baths
    1,839 sqft   lot 12,632 sqft
    Listing provided by , McGuire Real Estate
    MLS 21802860
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