A Unique Life
Marin is unique in that the County is comprised of 12 Cities (and a number of West Marin “townships”…) all with their own special character, quality of life and aesthetic. What makes it more interesting is that unlike most Counties or Regions with cities in which you live and work most exclusively, in Marin you cross over cities (many of them) daily to meet the general activities of daily life. If you live in Marin you don’t think a thing about having your home in Mill Valley, your gym in Corte Madera, your hairdresser in San Rafael, the kids swim team in Tiburon and your “go to” sushi restaurant in Sausalito.
The European feel of Sausalito’s hillside homes overlooking the bay with their narrow roads and shade gardens; the hip young vibe of downtown Mill Valley filled with toddlers and families enjoying the Plaza and a cup of coffee; the Tiburon Peninsula with Blackie’s Field and ability to follow the waterfront all the way into town; Larkspur and Corte Madera “The Twin Cities” hold the best shopping and restaurant options around- not to mention a charming downtown and Madrone Canyon; ”Ross Valley” which includes Ross, San Anselmo and Fairfax– amazing homes, open space, Phoenix Lake, the Seminary, real ”main” streets, and a melding of cultures as you head into Fairfax; Nicasio and San Geronimo Valley offer up horse country and wide open spaces; Pt. Reyes and Inverness are great towns with real “western” flavor that has been gently “gentrified” with the likes of Cow Girl Creamery and prized restaurants; Stinson Beach is a classic “Beach” town with galleries, the Parkside Cafe and famous “Sand Dollar” Restaurant, hillside homes overlooking the ocean and “Seadrift” an exclusive gated community on the sandy spit between the Bolinas Lagoon and the ocean; And, finally Bolinas–They consider their beach town to be an oasis with famous authors, musicians, politicians, and celebrities living among surfers, fisherman, farmers, horses and dogs.