Semi-Rural, Perfectly EtherealIyna Bort Caruso
Just north of San Francisco and south of California’s fabled wine country of Napa and Sonoma valleys lies Marin County, an area The New York Times called “ethereal” and “privileged.”
Marin is one of the most affluent counties in the state. Excellent schools, a moderate climate and plenty of open spaces give it a semi-rural feel despite its location just on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco.
Huge swaths of acreage along the 70-mile ocean coastline as well as in the
The hilly Tiburon Peninsula juts out in the waters of San Francisco Bay. Homes in the peninsula’s tiny city of Belvedere--less than one square mile in size--have one of the highest average per-square-foot prices. Belvedere means “beautiful view” in Italian and the name lives up to the vistas with exquisite views in every direction. The Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island
Residences set high in the attractive Central Marin neighborhood of Greenbrae have views of Mount Tamalpais and San Francisco Bay. Proximity to the freeway makes for easy commuting to San Francisco. Ferry service to the city is also available. On the southern tip of Marin is the popular waterfront town of Sausalito, which supports a sizeable houseboat community. Young professionals, empty nesters