Corte Madera | Larkspur

Corte Madera and Larkspur are neighboring towns situated just off of the coast of San Francisco Bay and at the base of Mount Tamalpais.

Welcome to Corte Madera/ Larkspur

Neighboring ethereal and family-oriented coastal towns amidst the Redwoods

Corte Madera and Larkspur are neighboring towns situated just off of the coast of San Francisco Bay and at the base of Mount Tamalpais. The towns are centrally located between San Raphael and Mill Valley, and San Francisco is less than a 30-minute commute via HWY 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. Larkspur features a quaint downtown district with Magnolia Avenue as its main street. It is lined with a variety of mom-and-pop shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and The Lark, a renovated Art Deco movie theater. 
Corte Madera and Larkspur offer a collection of distinct neighborhoods that each have something unique to offer. Charming Victorian-style homes give the towns a nostalgic aura that evokes simpler times. Luxurious single-family homes in quiet areas nestled among towering and ancient redwood trees.

What to Love

  • Family-oriented neighborhoods
  • An ethereal and nostalgic atmosphere
  • Quaint historic downtown areas
  • Easy access to HWY 101 and San Francisco
  • An abundance of natural beauty

Local Lifestyle

Corte Madera and Larkspur are both community-oriented towns. Residents enjoy small-town living with access to modern upscale shopping centers, ample outdoor recreation, and excellent dining options. It's a great area to reside for families that want small-town living with a close-knit community, excellent schools, and easy access to the metropolis.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Corte Madera and Larkspur offer numerous options for residents to explore and enjoy. 
Left Bank Brasserie in Larkspur serves traditional Parisian-inspired cuisine with a Californian twist. It prides itself on its innovative dishes using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. Standout menu items include the Steak Tartare and the Ahi Tuna Tartare. 
RH Rooftop Restaurant in Corte Madera offers an ethereal and decadent fine indoor/outdoor dining experience under a glass and steel atrium amidst fountains, Heritage olive trees, and chandeliers. Diners enjoy sweeping views of scenic lush rolling hills and a menu of dishes like Artisinal Prosciutto for the table, Smoked Salmon, and Truffled Grilled Cheese. 
Perry’s on Magnolia is another culinary gem in Larkspur. Set in a charming Victorian-style home, it offers diners a warm and inviting country aesthetic. It specializes in serving traditional American homestyle comfort food. Popular menu items among locals include the Perry Burger and the French Onion Soup. Roma Antica in Larkspur is an authentic Roman cuisine-inspired eatery that draws on locally sourced ingredients. It features a collection of artisanal wine from California, France, and Italy, curated to pair with particular dishes.

Things to Do

The Corte Madera/ Larkspur area offers residents and visitors fun things to do with friends and family. The Ring Mountain Hike is a popular activity for those who want to enjoy the area’s natural beauty. Its “loop trail” is a moderate hike that offers stunning panoramic views of San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay. The Fourth of July Parade is a holiday tradition that brings both communities together yearly. Friends and families line the towns’ main streets to get a glimpse of the colorful patriotic floats. 
Madrone Canyon Waterfall in Larkspur is a popular destination for those seeking fun outdoor recreation. A moderate scenic hike through the canyon leads to a picturesque waterfall and a natural pool. Larkspur Movie in The Park is a popular activity among families in the community. Friends and family get together in Larkspur Park to relax and enjoy a movie along with ice cream, popcorn, and games for all ages.


Corte Madera/ Larkspur is proudly served by Larkspur-Corte Madera School District. Some of its exemplary schools are:


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