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View on Marin County Housing Market?

Started by soma, December 04, 2019, 07:04:56 PM

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My wife and I are getting ready to buy a house and have noticed that Marin (North of San Francisco) seems to offer better value compared to the Peninsula or South Bay. Has anyone in the community taken a strong look at the area between Mill Valley and Fairfax? I'd really appreciate any thoughts or advice that the community may have!


I have lived, and invested, in Marin County real estate for more than 20 years.

The number one factor in choosing between Mill Valley and Fairfax is whether you have to commute (and where).  Fairfax is a charming, laid back town with a lot of local entertainment options but it is a hard slog to 101 from there whether you choose to go down SFD to the Larkspur Ferry or drive over the bridge.  Based solely on my experience/analysis you should expect about a 20% discount in housing prices in Fairfax for the middle market and almost no true high end there in contrast to Mill Valley which has its share of mansions.   


The public schools like Mt. Tam are pretty good as well.

I just know that it is a very homogenous environment.