Marin County is home to peaceful small towns tucked away into the hillside.

Welcome to Marin County

Quaint seaside county nestled among redwood forests
Marin County is home to peaceful small towns tucked away into the hillside. It is the premier location for those who want a more laid-back town but still want to be close to big city amenities. Marin County is nestled among expansive redwood forests and the quintessential symbol of the area, Mount Tamalpais. This North Bay community is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the West and the San Francisco Bay to the South.

The Marin County Civic Center is a National Historic Landmark designed by the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright. This gorgeous modern building is tucked away into the hillside and surrounded by nature. It draws thousands of visitors annually, and Marin locals are lucky to enjoy this iconic civic building year-round.

What to Love

  • Small peaceful towns within driving distance or convenient ferry service of San Francisco
  • The Marin County Civic Center, designed by Frank Llyod Wright
  • Experience Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais hiking/biking trail system
  • Quintessential California coastal seaside towns with majestic beach experiences

Local Lifestyle

Marin County is the ideal home for any nature enthusiast or family in search of tranquil hillside living. Locals of Marin enjoy both the beauty of nature and architecture. The North Bay community is close to several natural sites, such as Muir Woods redwood forest, which contains Mount Tamalpais. Locals of Marin have an active lifestyle thanks to their proximity to nature and the annual cross-country running event Dipsea. Dipsea is the oldest cross-country running event in the entire United States.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Marin County is home to a variety of delicious upscale restaurants. In Kentfield is the Guesthouse Marin, which serves an innovative twist on classic American dishes. Their food is made from locally sourced ingredients, and has a menu that changes with the seasons. On the water of Richardson Bay in Mill Valley is the decadent Buckeye Roadhouse. This restaurant is styled in a pre-1940 American aesthetic and serves high-end American food that is sure to comfort any diner. La Q Marin in Greenbrae serves authentic street tacos and has a delicious vegetarian option.

Another waterfront restaurant on Richardson Bay in Sausalito is the French bistro Le Garage. This eatery is styled in a unique industrial look within a former auto shop. A popular brunch spot, Le Garage’s Quiche Lorraine is a must-try dish on a weekend morning. Across the bay in Belvedere is Sam’s Anchor Cafe. This nautical cafe serves fresh seafood and has stunning views of Angel Island. Larkspur is home to the restaurant Farmshop which serves innovative, seasonal California cuisine.

Things to Do

Marin County hosts several exciting events throughout the year. Perhaps the biggest is the Marin County Fair, which features thrilling rides, live music, and delicious fair food every summer.

There is also no shortage of fantastic music venues in Marin County. The Sweetwater Music Hall is an intimate venue that showcases rock and folk musicians in Mill Valley. This music venue also serves classic American food with vegan options. In rural Marin is the Rancho Nicasio Bar, Restaurant, Live Music and Wedding Event Venue. This venue offers a rustic, intimate experience for good food and live music. Another intimate venue is Peri’s Tavern which holds regular open-mic nights.

Petaluma is home to the iconic vaudeville-style Mystic Theatre. This historic theater offers an opulent atmosphere and delectable food and cocktails to complement the live performances.
Nestled within the hills of San Rafael is the Marin Civic Center Farmers Market hosted at the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed civic center.


Marin County is proud to be home to several premier private schools in the United States.

Marin County boasts some of the best public schools in the Bay Area. Public schools are districted to specific areas within the county, specific city and often an individual neighborhood. If you are seeking a specific school district we are happy to discuss your needs and help identify properties within specific districts.


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