Belvedere was a fishing village, and today is an epicenter for the recreational sailing community.
Some of the most palatial real estate on the globe is found here in this exclusive enclave, and it is an engaging community with both history and character.
Belvedere is located just 14.5 miles from Lombard Street in San Francisco and estimated drive time is 25 minutes without commute traffic. Alternatively, Belvedere has the Golden Gate Transit commuter buses for service to San Francisco. The Blue and Gold Fleet’s ferry ride is approximately 35 minutes.
Belvedere is adjacent to two famous private yacht clubs; The San Francisco Yacht Club, located in Belvedere Cove, and the Corinthian Yacht Club, situated on Corinthian Island. The two tennis and swim clubs are The Belvedere Tennis Club and the Tiburon Peninsula Club. It has a very active and involved population of just over 2,000 people that are lucky enough to enjoy the considerable biodiversity, Mediterranean climate, unparalleled schools, and truly remarkable location.
Location, Climate, and Weather in Belvedere
The location and climate are two aspects that add to Belvedere’s appeal. It is located on the Tiburon Peninsula, about 4 miles north of San Francisco, and consists of two “islands” with the Belvedere Lagoon between them. Belvedere Island is the larger of the two islands and Corinthian Island is shared with Tiburon. The lagoon was developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s, and offers gorgeous waterfront properties with access to swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. The lush and hilly terrain affords the world-renowned views.
The weather in Belvedere is extraordinary. The moderate climate is influenced by the proximity to the bay and coast. Coastal breezes keep the air fresh and clear. The average temperatures are moderate and range from a low of 43 degrees in the winter to a high of 75 degrees during the summer. Belvedere is the quintessential California destination.
Belvedere is in the Reed Union School District. The district is comprised of three schools: Reed Elementary (grades kindergarten-2); Bel Aire Elementary (grades 3-5); and Del Mar (grades 6-8). All of them have been recognized as “California Distinguished Schools”. There is also St. Hilary School, a Catholic primary school for children grades kindergarten-8 located in the district. Reed Union School District continues to be considered one of the best school districts in the nation. Reed School District schools rate well into the 900s according to the California Department of Education Academic Performance Index (API) – a standard of excellence.
After-school programs are available through the recreation departments in Belvedere/Tiburon and Corte Madera and through Tiburon Peninsula’s Soccer League, Softball League, and Little League. Childcare is available through the Belvedere-Tiburon Child Care Center, located on both the Reed and Bel Aire School campuses.
Residences of Belvedere are fortunate to attend Redwood High School, for it is nationally ranked and recognized as one of the premier high schools in the nation with some of the State’s highest test scores, rates of graduation and college acceptance.