Elegant Living in the Green Hills of Central Marin
Kentfield is an elegant community nestled between Larkspur and Ross. From the flatlands near the bay, this neighborhood climbs through rolling hills. Kent Woodlands, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, is prized for high-end homes on large, level lots surrounded by manicured groves of mature trees. Many Kent Woodlands homes have sweeping views of both the Bay and Mt. Tamalpais. To the east of Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Kentfield merges into Ross with its elegant homes, many originating early in the 20th century.
Kentfield was named after Albert and Adeline Kent, who settled here in 1872. Their son, William, was a U.S. congressman and an ardent conservationist. William Kent and his wife, Elizabeth, bought 611 acres in Mill Valley in 1905 to protect the redwood forest that had escaped logging. Kent donated 295 acres to the Federal Government and, in 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt declared it the Muir Woods National Monument.
Kentfield has the highest rainfall in the county, providing it with lush vegetation and rushing winter streams.
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The newly expanded Woodlands Market is one of the classiest markets in Marin with great wine and cheese selections, deli, take-out food, and excellent produce, meat, and fish. You can’t go wrong.
- Guesthouse, a high-end bistro-style restaurant.
- Half Day Café, a popular breakfast spot that also has an interesting lunch menu. Outdoor seating.