This is the county that nearly 260,000 people call home, making it one of the least densely populated counties in the Bay Area. Nestled between the bustling city of San Francisco and the charming destination of the Sonoma-Napa wine country, Marin is an idyllic place to call home and one of the best places to live in California. There are many reasons that people from all over the Bay Area, and the country, are looking at homes for sale in Marin County. Here are a few.
Marin is home to swaths of land full of towering redwoods, grassy hills of farmland, and picturesque beaches, making it a feast for the eyes and balm for the soul. As home to six California state parks, it is chock full of hiking and biking trails, protected open spaces and discoverable wildlife, ranging from Mount Tamalpais and Muir Woods to Stinson Beach and the Point Reyes National Seashore. For those who are rejuvenated by nature and seek to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible, Marin is a treasure trove of things to discover.
Marin County has some of the highest rated public schools in all of California, making it especially desirable to those families with school-age children who want a home with more space and close to award winning schools. It is also home to outstanding K-12 private schools, many preschools and two college campuses, Dominican University and College of Marin.
Because much of Marin sits beyond the “fog belt,” the summers are warm, winters are mild, and fall and spring are just right. The temperate climate of Marin County just can’t be beat.
Marin is home to a wide array of small cities and towns, each with its own distinct personality and offerings. Water aficionados may gravitate to Sausalito or Tiburon to find a home with a bay view. Mountain bikers and hikers might want to take a closer look at homes in San Anselmo or Fairfax. Those in love with redwood trees might prefer to search for a home in Larkspur or Mill Valley. Some who like more of a ‘city’ feel may choose to purchase a home in Novato, Corte Madera or San Rafael.
Many parts of Marin remain in their natural, undeveloped state and are home to dairies, livestock ranches and farmland, making it possible for its residents to acquire local produce, meat, seafood and more. There are active farmers markets almost every day of the week in Marin where residents can “buy local.” This is one of the reasons that Marin is one of the healthiest counties in California and why people like to buy homes in Marin.
One aspect that many areas of Marin have in common: keeping it fun and friendly. Most of Marin’s communities have strollable downtown areas bustling with locally run restaurants and shops, host regular events such as annual street fairs and holiday gatherings, offer community programs and take pride in making their little area of the world a nice place to live. If you’d like help finding a house for sale in Marin County, reach out to Eric anytime and see why you should choose him as your Marin real estate agent.
Born and raised in Marin, Eric Schmitt is your local expert and top ranking REALTOR® specializing in helping his clients buy and sell Marin County properties. With over 10 years of luxury sales, marketing, negotiating and customer service experience, Eric is an asset to anyone looking to make a real estate transaction.
In addition to his sales expertise, Eric has over a decade of commercial and residential real estate investing experience in the San Francisco/Bay Area, allowing him to confidently guide his clients when making one of the largest investments of their lives, a new home.
Eric is a stellar agent and human, and working with him was not only easy but fun and that's rarely what you hear about when you are selling your house (and on a tight timeline with changing/challenging market conditions). When...
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Born and raised In Marin County, Eric Schmitt specializes in helping clients buy and sell their Marin homes. Including an extensive background in sales, marketing strategy, customer service and negotiation.