With a unique mix of features Larkspur is the perfect location for many Marin home buyers. It’s far enough North to avoid the fog that can be an issue at times in Southern Marin, but close enough to San Francisco for a quick commute. It also has a high proportion of homes with vintage charm, highly rated schools, from Neil Cummins Elementary through Redwood High, and a picturesque and historic downtown business district that people just can’t help but fall in love with. It blends a pleasant small town feel with world class restaurants and cafes, adorable boutiques, and classic Victorian and Craftsman architecture. The period homes close to downtown are especially sought after, so they come with a relatively high price tag, but there are few situations more desirable in Marin. Residents take a lot of pride in their town, as evidenced by the The Lark Theater. A fixture of downtown Larkspur since 1936, it was in danger of being torn down in 2003 when locals banded together and saved it from demolition. It’s now been restored and is run by a nonprofit group. A few blocks away you’ll find the entrance to Madrone Canyon, a residential neighborhood filled with majestic redwood trees that serves as a gateway to incredible hiking trails.

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