Greenbrae is a small community situated in the heart of beautiful Marin County.
The unique location of Greenbrae only adds to the town’s identity, and homes can be found directly on the bay waters to the east or on the Mt. Tamalpais hillside to the west.
Greenbrae has commuter buses to speed you into downtown San Francisco in 45 minutes. Estimated drive time is 30 minutes without commute traffic. And alternatively, the Larkspur Ferry Terminal is located just down the road in Larkspur Landing. The ferry ride takes 40 minutes to cross the Bay to San Francisco.
Its neighborhoods are bordered by downtown Larkspur to the south, Larkspur Landing to the east, the unincorporated area of Kentfield to the west, and the city of San Rafael to the north. In fact, part of Greenbrae is an unincorporated community of Marin while the remaining area is inside the city limits of Larkspur. This unique location only adds to the town’s identity, and homes can be found directly on the bay waters to the east or on the Mt. Tamalpais hillside to the west.
Brae means “hill” in Scottish, and the real estate set within these lush, green, oak covered hills have magnificent views. Minutes away from the East Bay and San Francisco, and set amongst untouched natural parks and preserves, Greenbrae enjoys great weather all year round and outdoor recreation is easily accessible. The Greenbrae Marina along the Corte Madera Creek welcomes visitors to walk along its banks where rowers and boaters enjoy the water. There is great shopping at the Bon Air shopping center and Marin Country Mart which hosts weekly farmer’s markets, food trucks, live music, and events for the entire family. Marin General Hospital and Marin’s Acute Care Hospital are located in Greenbrae as well. The nationally recognized schools, thriving local economy and active, engaging population also make Greenbrae a highly sought after location.
Location, Climate, and Weather in Greenbrae
Greenbrae is a quaint town, situated between Larkspur, Corte Madera, Kentfield, and San Rafael to the north. Greenbrae is less than 15 miles from San Francisco and attracts people who want to live close enough for the attractions a big city offers, yet far enough from the city to enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. With accessible transportation options, like Larkspur Landing Ferry Terminal and the 101 freeway, residents like the small size and the privacy of this little town.
Experiencing a Mediterranean climate, Greenbrae’s temperature ranges from an average low of 44 degrees to a high of 85 degrees. The rainfall averages 46 inches per year. This temperate weather and amazing location are perfect for outdoor recreation.
Greenbrae students attend nearby Kentfield’s schools.
A.G. Bacich Elementary School is a California Distinguished School that hosts grades kindergarten-4. During the 2009-2010 school year, Bacich Elementary School served approximately 600 children. As of 2012, Bacich has a California Department of Education Academic Performance Index (API) of 944 out of 1000, putting it in the top ranking in the state of California.
Adeline E. Kent Middle School is a California Distinguished School that hosts grades 5-8. Kent Middle School serves 543 students in the school year of 2013-14. As of 2012, Kent has a California Department of Education Academic Performance Index (API) of 960 out of 1000, putting it in the top ranking in the state of California.
Marin Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic co-educational college preparatory, grades 9-12. The student population currently numbers around 725. The administrators, faculty and staff of Marin Catholic work hard to maintain a dynamic, student-centered environment, one that affords its young women and men every opportunity to achieve excellence.
Residences of Greenbrae are fortunate to attend Redwood High School; 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.