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The communities that make up Marin County are among the most desirable and sought after in the world. Owning a dream home in Marin is truly “living the dream.” And they’re as diverse and unique in their particular offerings as you can imagine. From Belvedere to Fairfax to Ross to Stinson Beach, you can’t ask for a more multifaceted and comfortable group of communities in one spot.

If you’re new to the area, or simply don’t get around much, we encourage you to click through some of the links below and learn about the beauty, diversity and lifestyle that makes this one of the best places to live on earth. Learn more about the communities of Marin County.

Civic Websites for Towns and Cities in Marin

Distinguished Schools in Marin County

There’s little question that schools in Marin are among the best in the nation. A full 23 Marin schools received perfect 10s in recent Department of Education school rankings. And while we don’t mean to slight the dozens and dozens of other high achieving schools by singling out just the perfect 10s, it’s an interesting signifier of the overall state of education in Marin County.

The following schools rated a perfect 10 according to the most recent California API Growth data for Marin Schools.


  • White Hill Middle School – Ross Valley School District


  • Adaline E. Kent Middle School – Kentfield Elementary School District


  • Hall Middle School – Larkspur-Corte Madera School District
  • Redwood High School – Tamalpais Union School District
  • Alternative Tamiscal High School – Tamalpais Union School District

Mill Valley

  • Edna Maguire Elementary School – Mill Valley School District
  • Mill Valley Middle School – Mill Valley School District
  • Old Mill Elementary School – Mill Valley School District
  • Park Elementary School – Mill Valley School District
  • Strawberry Point Elementary School – Mill Valley School District
  • Tamalpais Valley Elementary School – Mill Valley School District


  • Novato Charter School – Novato Unified School District
  • Rancho Elementary School – Novato Unified School District


  • Ross Elementary School – Ross Elementary School District

San Anselmo

  • Brookside Elementary School – Ross Valley Elementary School District
  • Hidden Valley Elementary School – Ross Valley Elementary School District
  • Wade Thomas Elementary School – Ross Valley Elementary School District

San Rafael

  • Dixie Elementary School – Dixie Elementary School District
  • Miller Creek Middle School – Dixie Elementary School District
  • Sun Valley Elementary School – San Rafael City Elementary School District


  • Bel Aire Elementary School – Reed Union Elementary School District
  • Del Mar Middle School – Reed Union Elementary School District
  • Reed Elementary School – Reed Union Elementary School District

Please search here for complete ratings of all schools in Marin County.