Kentfield is in the heart of Marin County. It offers the outdoor recreation of country life and the convenience of a central location.
Kentfield is home to nationally renowned schools, and this too makes Kentfield an excellent place to raise a family.
Kentfield has commuter buses to speed you into downtown San Francisco in 45 minutes. Estimated drive time is 30 minutes without commute traffic. Alternatively, the Larkspur Ferry Terminal is in the adjacent town of Larkspur and crosses the Bay to San Francisco in 40 minutes.
It is minutes away from Larkspur Landing ferries, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge, yet sits at the base of towering Mount Tamalpais and next to Baltimore Canyon Preserve and Creekside Park. Hiking, biking, picnicking, and walking are all activities enjoyed by the residents that call Kentfield home. Property in Kentfield is generally set well back from the streets, which meander among pine, redwood and manzanita trees. The low-profile roofs of these spacious homes, mostly set on large lots, are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and offer a wooded, country feeling. This gives the area a feeling of modernism with all its amenities but also offers a sense of naturalness with an appreciation for the surrounding environment. Kentfield is home to nationally renowned schools, and this too makes Kentfield an excellent place to raise a family.
Location, Climate, and Weather in Kentfield
Kentfield is an unincorporated town located in the County of Marin, California approximately 16 miles north of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. Kentfield is 3.0 square miles and has 6,485 residents. Kentfield’s town center includes the College of Marin and a charming commercial area.
Experiencing a Mediterranean climate, Kentfield’s temperature ranges from an average low of 41 degrees to a high of 84 degrees. The rainfall averages 48 inches per year. This temperate weather and amazing location is perfect for outdoor recreation.
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 Kentfield 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. Please visit the Quick Links section for additional information.
The main campus for the College of Marin is in Kentfield and is across the street from Kent Middle School. College of Marin is well known for its theater department, with the highest transfer acceptance to Juilliard of any junior college in the state.