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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 58 Richardson Road, Novato, CA 94949 (MLS # 21726791)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,578 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21726791
  2. Photo of 512 Tamalpais Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21726736)
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    3 beds,  4 baths
    1,808 sqft   lot 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by , Redfin
    MLS 21726736
  3. Photo of 15 Avocet Court, Novato, CA 94949 (MLS # 21726704)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,683 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by , Wright Realty
    MLS 21726704
  4. Photo of 208 Via La Cumbre , Greenbrae, CA 94904 (MLS # 21726700)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,770 sqft   lot 9,147 sqft
    Listing provided by , REALHome Services and Solutions, Inc
    MLS 21726700
  5. Photo of 65 Pamela Court, Tiburon, CA 94920 (MLS # 21726681)
    18
    2 beds,  1 bath
    1,006 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Zephyr Real Estate
    MLS 21726681
  6. Photo of 38 Lagoon Road, Belvedere, CA 94920 (MLS # 21726675)
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    5 beds,  3 baths
    3,230 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21726675
  7. Photo of 320 Aspen Road, Bolinas, CA 94924 (MLS # 21726149)
    8
    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,100 sqft   lot 27,878 sqft
    Listing provided by , Seashore Realty
    MLS 21726149
  8. Photo of 2232 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21726587)
    16
    2 beds,  1 bath
    912 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Zephyr Real Estate
    MLS 21726587
  9. Photo of 77 Gable Court, San Rafael, CA 94903 (MLS # 21726538)
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    Price Drop
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,904 sqft   lot 1,306 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21726538
  10. Photo of 38 Crescent Drive, Woodacre, CA 94973 (MLS # 21726394)
    49
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,268 sqft   lot 20,037 sqft
    Listing provided by , McGuire Real Estate
    MLS 21726394
  11. Photo of 600 Rowland Boulevard, Novato, CA 94947 (MLS # 21726627)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,000 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by , Bradley Real Estate-Novato
    MLS 21726627
  12. Photo of 20 K Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 (MLS # 21726512)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,307 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21726512
  13. Photo of 103 Portsmouth Drive, Novato, CA 94949 (MLS # 21726376)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,808 sqft   lot 4,356 sqft
    Listing provided by , Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21726376
  14. Photo of 130 Shevelin Road, Novato, CA 94947 (MLS # 21724893)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,344 sqft   lot 18,730 sqft
    Listing provided by , Cal Bay Real Estate
    MLS 21724893
  15. Photo of 211 Butterfield Drive, Novato, CA 94945 (MLS # 21726484)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,827 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21726484
  16. Photo of 114 Inez Place, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21726489)
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    4 beds,  5 baths
    4,372 sqft   lot 1.45 ac
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21726489
  17. Photo of 12687 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Inverness, CA 94937 (MLS # 21726397)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,910 sqft   lot 19,602 sqft
    Listing provided by , McGuire Real Estate
    MLS 21726397
  18. Photo of Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21726502)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    2,724 sqft   lot 12,196 sqft
    Listing provided by , Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21726502
  19. Photo of 12 Toyon Court, Sausalito, CA 94965 (MLS # 464990)
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    2 beds,  3 baths
    2,297 sqft   lot 11,249 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 464990
  20. Photo of 413 Locust Street, Sausalito, CA 94965 (MLS # 21726423)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,814 sqft   lot 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21726423
  21. Photo of 13 Fielding Circle, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21726338)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,248 sqft   lot 1,306 sqft
    Listing provided by , Christine Champion Broker
    MLS 21726338
  22. Photo of 215 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903 (MLS # 21726450)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,703 sqft   lot 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by , Bradley Real Estate-San Rafael
    MLS 21726450
  23. Photo of 479 Panoramic Highway, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21726319)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    1,292 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21726319
  24. Photo of 100 Deer Valley Road #1F, San Rafael, CA 94903 (MLS # 21726567)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,259 sqft   lot 1,306 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21726567
  25. Photo of 244 San Carlos Way, Novato, CA 94945 (MLS # 21726311)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    1,996 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listing provided by , Zephyr Real Estate
    MLS 21726311
  26. Photo of 1105 Shelter Bay Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941 (MLS # 21726290)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,118 sqft   lot 2,613 sqft
    Listing provided by , Marin Modern Real Estate
    MLS 21726290
  27. Photo of 2 Loma Robles Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (MLS # 21726223)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    3 sqft   lot 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Investment Real Estate
    MLS 21726223
  28. Photo of 4 Loma Robles Drive, San Anselmo, CA 94960 (MLS # 21726226)
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    4 beds,  3 baths
    3,420 sqft   lot 15,681 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Investment Real Estate
    MLS 21726226
  29. Photo of 875 Tamarack Drive, San Rafael, CA 94903 (MLS # 21726231)
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    4 beds,  4 baths
    3,109 sqft   lot 8,712 sqft
    Listing provided by , Zephyr Real Estate
    MLS 21726231
  30. Photo of 9 Sutter Court, Tiburon, CA 94920 (MLS # 21726215)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,938 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21726215
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