Situated at the gateway to West Main, Fairfax, California may be the most relaxed town in Marin County.
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.
Just west of the Town of Fairfax, you go over White’s Hill to the San Geronimo Valley, Nicasio, Stinson Beach, Point Reyes, Marshall, and Marin’s beautiful seaside villages. Learn more about the hidden treasures and homes of West Marin.
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