Kentfield is situated between Ross and Larkspur, providing a country atmosphere for homes that are set back from the road among pines and redwoods.

The unincorporated 7,000 resident community of Kentfield is governed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, who pay close attention to the wishes of the residents, especially concerning development. Kentfield is located at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, bordered by natural surroundings. In general, the housing here is upper middle class to wealthy with many residences being estate-sized homes on large lots. The local schools, Bacich Primary and Kent Middle, are two of the highest rated schools in Marin.

This area's locale offers amazing hiking and mountain biking trails along with spectacular views found only in a valley city. With a mild climate, even when it is foggy in nearby areas, Kentfield is generally sunny and a bit warmer than surrounding areas.

Kentfield is home to the southern campus for the College of Marin, although residents of both communities rely on nearby Larkspur for most dining and shopping. Just over the hill in San Rafael lies a myriad of urban amenities.


The unincorporated area of Greenbrae, is a model planned community that was developed in the 1940’s by builder Niels Schultz and is located just north of Larkspur. With its generally moderate temperatures, consistent sunny days, and beautifully landscaped subdivisions, Greenbrae can feel like a small town paradise.

Although Greenbrae and Kentfield both offer a community atmosphere, they have yet to be incorporated. Greenbrae is best characterized as a residential development of tree-shaded neighborhoods lined with large and attractive suburban homes. Commuters find a convenient home in Greenbrae, located close to the freeway and the Larkspur ferry terminal. High academic rankings, view lots, wonderful housing options, and nearby recreational opportunities are appealing to newcomers of all ages.  Many of the homesites offer vistas of the Bay, Corte Madera Creek, or Mount Tamalpais.

This model community was built to support all the needs of the residents in the 6,000 or so housing units including shopping facilities, schools, a state-of-the-art hospital (Marin General) and churches. Special effort was taken to preserve the many oaks that shade the hills of Greenbrae, creating a peaceful seclusion for the single-family homes with hillside views of the bay, Corte Madera, and Mt. Tamalpais.  Just sixteen miles from San Francisco and a mere 3 minutes from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, this is an incredibly accessible home town for those who commute. 

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About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Great schools
Easy commutes
Parking is easy
Parks and playgrounds
It's dog friendly
Updated Sep 22, 2020 9:14:pm
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