Before the Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1939, local railroads carried San Francisco visitors from Sausalito to Fairfax for picnics, dancing at an open-air dance hall, walks along the northern reaches of Mt Tamalpais, and the warm, fog-free summer days. There are still large recreational facilities: horse stables and riding, the Canyon Swim and Tennis Club, and the Meadow Club. The evenings are balmy in Fairfax and the residents take to the streets for sunset strolls.
Fairfax, CA real estate provides serenity, privacy, space, and sun. The hills and canyons of Fairfax are reminiscent of Mill Valley, but without the foggy summer days. Properties are diverse, from 100 year-old cottages to beautiful contemporary homes.
The downtown area, close to Sir Frances Drake Blvd., is the shopping district with informal restaurants, bars, an organic ice cream shop, and an organic supermarket. Fairfax is an unusual mixture of counter-culture and prosperity.
San Francisco 45m by car
Oakland 60m by car
WHAT TO EXPECT
Community-centered and vibrant urban life with all the enviable sunshine iconic to West Marin
Casual and off-beat with an exciting downtown and cozy neighborhoods for more relaxed living.
An ideal locale for anyone who wants access to outdoor adventures
Homes vary in Fairfax, from homes surrounded by large redwoods to beautiful hillside residences with a view.