The countless miles of protected open space surrounding the Ross Valley provide a beautiful backdrop for the ultimate outdoor sporting playground. There are simply more trails and open space than time in the year! Visitors of all ages come to enjoy the wonderful climate and to explore the region on foot, horse, bicycle and watercraft.
Besides the incredible Mediterranean weather pattern, excellent schools and a colorful mix of homes – from 1920’s summer cottages to grand estates – Greenbrae, Kentfield, Ross, San Anselmo and Fairfax all share Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The artery-like boulevard runs through each of these idyllic communities, connecting residents on a daily basis. Greenbrae –at the opening of the Ross Valley – has the shops, groceries and food spots, as well as the medical care at Marin General Hospital. Kentfield and the town of Ross are mostly residential communities, with some of the best examples of Marin “wow-factor” homes. Kentfield also has one of the highest average rainfalls of any community in the San Francisco Bay Area. While Ross – with its beautiful greenery, tree-covered hills, winding creeks and graciously landscaped streets and gardens – creates a community where the man-made and natural environment exist in harmony.
San Anselmo’s warm and inviting climate, rich history, creek-side location, and strong sense of community make it a wonderful place to visit and live. With numerous annual events, hiking and biking trails, and fine dining opportunities, San Anselmo is still known as the “hub” today. And when looking for nightlife, look no further than the town of Fairfax. Many world renowned musicians call Fairfax home, and with 50 plus years of consecutive live music every night, Fairfax’s multiple venues offer a unique setting for local and national touring musicians to jam in a relaxed down-home environment. Locally owned independent shops, restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs offer entertainment comparable to any other town, regardless of size. Couple that with award winning schools and it’s no surprise that San Francisco Magazine has chosen Fairfax among its Top 10 Bay Area towns.