Woodacre has to be one of Marin’s best kept secrets. You drive over the hill and five minutes out of Fairfax all of a sudden you’re in the countryside. It doesn’t really have a downtown but it does have a great community center with a pool and a baseball field, and the beautiful San Geronimo golf course is close by. Most of the homes are modest yet many are charming, and the schools are great. If you’re looking for a more rural setting without all the hustle and bustle, “the valley’” as we call it would be a good place to start.