With its sunny weather and central Marin location, Greenbrae is a big draw for those who want close proximity to abundant open space, along with the advantages of a major metropolitan area. Only a three-minute drive from the Larkspur Landing Ferry Terminal and just sixteen miles from San Francisco, Greenbrae is a convenient locale for area commuters. It's no wonder Greenbrae real estate is in high demand.
The town began as a model community, planned and developed by builder Niels Schultz in the 1940s. Great care was taken to retain the original oak trees that graced its rolling hillsides. Many Greenbrae homes for sale offer lushly landscaped, private yards and lovely views of San Francisco Bay, Corte Madera Creek and Mt. Tamalpais. Homes in “the flats” are a short stroll to neighborhood parks, bike paths and the Bon Air Shopping Center. Greenbrae’s waterfront condos combine natural beauty with easy living.
Residents often stop by the Bon Air Shopping Center for a morning cup of coffee at Peet’s or a fresh bagel before heading off to work. On a sunny afternoon, you’ll find dozens of shoppers lingering at Bon Air’s outdoor tables over a sandwich from one of the center’s many eateries, along with a good book. Greenbrae’s Marin General Hospital adds the extra convenience of close-by physicians and medical facilities.
The 2571-foot peak of Mt. Tamalpais provides a dramatic backdrop for the town. Mt. Tam’s miles of trails through redwood groves and oak woodlands invite hikers of all abilities. A multi-use path ambles beside Corte Madera Creek, giving Greenbrae’s residents a welcome place to stretch their legs and watch for wood ducks and egrets.
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