Welcome to Corte Madera
The charming town of Corte Madera lies at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, between Mill Valley, Larkspur and the marshlands of the San Francisco Bay. Centrally located, Corte Madera is known for it's laid back, outdoor lifestyle, vibrant community and home to two of Marin County's finest shopping centers - The Town Center and The Village at Corte Madera, with major department stores, and a variety of boutiques and restaurants that provide an outdoor destination experience for people of all ages. The Corte Madera Certified Farmers’ Market fills the Corte Madera Town Center courtyard with California grown produce and artisan goods every Wednesday afternoon from 1-5pm. Corte Madera is the perfect blend of laid back lifestyle and an active community.
The residents of Corte Madera place high importance on education, offering a range of highly ranked schooling options, from the public Neil Cummins elementary school and Redwood High School to private schools including Lycee Francais, Marin Montessori School, and the prestigious Marin Country Day school where tuition can cost up to $22,000.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy Shorebird Marsh, a 31-acre wildlife habitat, also a prime spot for bird watching. At the southeastern edge of town lies the Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve, a large area of designated open space that overlooks the San Francisco Bay. All of these protected natural areas are examples of the town’s commitment to preserving the area’s wildlife and habitat.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
Containing just over 9,000 residents, Corte Madera is a small town with a big community. You'll find family-friendly neighborhoods and a vibrant community of residents who enjoy hiking, biking, supporting education and participating in community events.
The Larkspur Ferry Terminal: 10 minutes by car. The Golden Gate Bridge: 15 minutes by car. Downtown San Francisco: 30 minutes by car. Napa Valley: 75 minutes by car. Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Restoration Hardware, Apple Store, REI, Bluebarn, Starbucks and local hot spots, 5 minutes by car.
Corte Madera residents have access to award-winning public and private schools from K-12. Students can attend The Cove, Neil Cummins Elementary, Hall Middle School and Redwood High School. For residents looking for a private school atmosphere, Marin Primary provides an innovative learning environment where students from preschool through eighth grade are empowered to strive and prepared to thrive. Learn more about the Corte Madera Public School District here.
With several parks and open space preserves in the area, you'll be able to see many different sides of Corte Madera. The Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve is a two-mile-long loop through the rocky grasslands near the San Pablo Bay, this Corte Madera trail is an easy hike with only a few short, steep sections. The Blithedale Summit Open Space Preserve consists of a multitude of habitats, from dense chaparral to deep forests, its trails will lead you through quiet redwoods with sword ferns and huckleberries.
With Corte Madera's natural beauty and nice weather throughout the year, you'll enjoy both off-road trails and bike paths for exploring the area. Featuring safe paths and trails for all levels of experienced riders, Corte Madera is the perfect place to work up a sweat while exploring the town. Click here for bike maps from the Marin County Bicycle Coalition.
Safeway, Paradise Foods and the Nugget Market are Corte Madera's most frequented grocers. In the neighboring towns you'll have access to Whole Foods, Woodlands, Trader Joes and Molly Stones only 10-15 minutes away.
The Corte Madera Shopping Center & Town Center provides the best shopping Marin County has to offer. You’ll be a short walk or drive to renowned merchants including Nordstrom, J. Crew, Banana Republic, Gap, William Sonoma, Apple, Anthropologie, Lululemon, Madewell, Urban Outfitters, REI, Athleta, The Container Store, Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Verizon Wireless, Macy's and so much more.
Marin is the best place to be a pet! With local dog parks nearby, hiking trails that are pet-friendly and restaurants that keep water bowls perched on their doorsteps, we are sure that your dog will feel welcome in the community.
Enjoy a night at the movies at Corte Madera's only theater, Century Cinema. While there's only one screen, it's the biggest screen in Marin with an incredible sound system.
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