WELCOME TO BELVEDERE
Belvedere homes for sale provide island living, without the island. Large historic homes perched on hillsides, with commanding views of San Francisco bay define Belvedere, one of the most desired locations in the Bay Area. With waterfront vistas that rival the Cote de Azur (and prices to match) Belvedere is one of Marin's most exclusive enclaves.
Waterfront activities are the reason many move to Belvedere. Located on two former islands now filled in with causeways, and separated by a private lagoon popular with kayakers, and kids learning to sail, Belvedere is all about water. The San Francisco Yacht Club is within walking distance.
While the median age of Belvedere was once in the upper 50s, the town manager reports that increasingly families with young children are calling Belvedere home. That's because Belvedere is pricey. The lowest priced homes, and those that need work, start well north of a million dollars. Those in the upper echelons fetch tens of millions of dollars. That is, when they go on sale.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
The average age of Belvedere residents is 53 and up, however there's a steady rise of young families with children joining the community. With the town's newly renovated playground, now the most popular park in southern Marin, families are flocking to the neighborhood.
The weather in Belvedere is nothing short of extraordinary. Take in the fresh air of coastal breezes with moderate temperatures year round. The average low in January is 42.9 degrees, the average high in July is 74.9 degrees. It's safe to say you'll get a sunny day around 260 days out of the year.
When you're on the Belvedere Peninsula, you can expect the one-road access travel time to be a little on the slow side, which is why most residents stay local. Getting to the 101 can take 10-20 minutes on most days. Heading to the city by ferry is the best bet for shorter travel times.
Every Thursday from 3-7pm on Main Street in Tiburon from June 23rd - October 27th, the farmers market is filled with a variety of vendors offering farm fresh produce, delicious prepared foods and handmade arts and crafts.
Residents of Belvedere / Tiburon do most of their grocery shopping at Nugget Market and Woodlands Market, two luxury markets serving fresh, local ingredients daily.
Enjoy a wide variety of good ideas on the Tiburon / Belvedere Pensinsula including Sam's Anchor Cafe, Tiburon Tavern, Luna Blu, Servino, Waypoint Pizza and the new Rustic Bakery.
The Reed Union School District (RUSD) is an elementary district serving the southern Marin communities of Belvedere, Tiburon, and a portion of east Corte Madera. Its three school sites are located in Tiburon: Reed School - Kindergarten through second grade; Bel Aire School - grades 3, 4 and 5; and Del Mar Middle School - grades 6, 7 and 8. District enrollment is around 1,515 students, with class size averaging approximately 23-24 students. RUSD graduates attend high school in the Tamalpais Union High School District, as well as private schools in Marin County and San Francisco.
Some of our favorite local boutiques live on the peninsula. The next time you're strolling down main street, make sure to pop into Koze, Citrus, and Studio Home Designs.