Living in Marin County…Can It Get Any Better?
Marin County is a unique place to live and one of the most sought after residential markets in the nation. Following are just six reasons of the many reasons for it’s appeal.
First, Convenient Location: Marin is the most conveniently located suburban County in the Bay Area, just to the north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. It features a relatively easy (30-45 minutes during rush hour) commute to San Francisco plus three different ferry terminals connecting to the downtown San Francisco business district (and ATT Park during baseball season). Moreover, commutes to the East and North Bay are generally easy and convenient.
Second, Marin has Abundant Open Space: Eighty percent of Marin County is permanently designated as Open Space, State Park lands, park-like water collection open space watershed, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, or limited/no development designated agricultural land. Marin has all the appearances of living in a park with most development organized into the Highway 101 corridor on the east side of the County. Southern and Central Marin are overlooked by Mount Tamalpais, the ”Sleeping Indian Maiden” with redwoods on her flanks. Marin is bordered by San Francisco Bay to the east and south, the Marin Headlands, beaches, Point Reyes and the Pacific Ocean to the west, and, of course, the beautiful San Francisco skyline across the Bay to the south.
Third, the weather is great: Marin weather seldom freezes and, with the exception of the Indian Summer period the the early fall, the temperature seldom exceeds 75 degrees. The weather is moderated by the cool Japanese current offshore to the west and the cool Bay waters to the south and east. Southern Marin temperatures range from the typical 60-70’s in the summer to 40-50’s in the winter. Central and Northern Marin is ten degrees warmer in the summer.
Fourth, schools, both public and private, are among the best: Marin schools are consistently ranked nationally with most public schools in the County having earned a Distinguished School rating from the State and most schools have strong parent involvement and support.
Fifth, wonderful recreation opportunities: Marin has numerous yacht clubs and harbors in addition to extensive hiking and running trails, bike paths, beaches, and other recreation facilities including a number of fitness and yoga facilities. Southern Marin has harbors in Sausalito, Belvedere, and TIburon with immediate deep water access.
Sixth, views: Southern Marin has exquisite views, including the San Francisco Bay, Headlands, and the San Francisco City skyline and in some locations, the Golden Gate Bridge. Northern and Central Marin and the rest of Marin to the West have inviting views of Mt. Tamalpais, hills and open space.
Marin County….. a half hour by car or ferry from San Francisco and one of the most livable suburban areas in the country…