Lifestyle

Larkspur and Corte Madera: twin jewels of Marin County

Breathtaking beauty, world-class shopping and top school systems make the sister cities of Marin County quite the duo
  • With a combined population of just over 21,000, Corte Madera and Larkspur have a median household income of $95,471.
  • Larkspur and Corte Madera sit at the base of Mount Tamalpais.
  • The Larkspur-Corte Madera School District is home to nationally acclaimed Redwood High School.
  • Larkspur and Corte Madera are only a short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.

Main Street in Larkspur/Behzad Zandinejad The two towns of Larkspur and Corte Madera represent the best of Marin County. Located just 14 miles north of San Francisco, these small twin towns are, in many ways, the spiritual heart of the area. They are home to breathtaking beauty, world-class shopping, one of the best high schools in the country and charming, historic old town areas. History Corte Madera was once a logging outpost where the wood from redwood groves was shipped across the Bay to build San Francisco. Most early settlers came to the Corte Madera and Larkspur areas as part of either the Gold Rush or the later expansion of the Union Pacific Railroad. Larkspur was incorporated in 1908 and Corte Madera was incorporated in 1916. Larkspur/Behzad Zandinejad People With a combined population of just over 21,000, Corte Madera and Larkspur manage to balance the best of small town life with access to amazing shopping, infrastructure, and education. The median household...