A Relaxed Community in a Wooded Setting
Fairfax 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 that are waiting for updates to beautiful contemporary homes. The town is home to approximately 7,600 residents living in 3,410 households. Mean travel time to work is 29 minutes. The drive to San Francisco is about 46 minutes.
The downtown area, close to Sir Frances Drake Blvd., is the shopping district with cafes, restaurants, bars (some with live music), an organic ice cream shop, and an organic supermarket. The evenings are balmy in Fairfax and the residents take to the streets for sunset strolls
Fairfax is situated at the gateway to West Marin. Follow Sir Francis Drake Blvd. west over White’s Hill to the San Geronimo Valley. It’s a convenient way to get to 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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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.
- Town website
- Fairfax Festival Voted Best Music Festival in Marin County
- Town of Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
- Historical Society
- Public Transportation
- Schools are in the excellent Ross Valley School District.