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Larkspur is an old Marin County city, located along Highway 101, about 10 miles north of the Golden Gate bridge, sheltered by Mt. Tamalpais and abutting the bay. Larkspur has a population of about 12,000 people. Due to its location, Larkspur has one of the better commutes in Marin County. Larkspur and Corte Madera share a police department, and they call themselves the "Twin Cities". Those would be fraternal twins, not identical twins, as each city does have its own disctinct flavor. Larkspur annexed much of neighboring Greenbrae years ago, and, technically speaking, Greenbrae should be identified as a neighborhood of Larkspur. Yet, many people still consider the unincorporated area of Greenbrae to be a separate town as opposed to being a part of Larkspur. We tend to agree with the latter position. The name Larkspur was an accident -- the town developer bought a large ranch and subdivided it into lots in the 1880's, attracting a railroad station. His wife gave him the idea to name the town after a local flower that she thought was a Larkspur. It turned out to be a Lupine, not a Larkspur -- there are neither wolves nor Larkspurs around here, but the name stuck, anyway... so, even though it's a misnomer, Larkspur it is, and has been for 100 years now -- Larkspur incorporated in 1908. Happy 100th birthday, Larkspur! Larkspur school rankings are high, and crime rates are low. The schools generally rank in the 90th percentile statewide. Students attend either Redwood High or San Rafael High (for those from Larkspur Landing). You can reach the Chamber of Commerce at (415) 663-9232. The 2004 California State Census counted 6,424 residential housing units in Larkspur, of which 2,449 were single family detached houses, 360 were single family attached homes, 3,376 were apartments, condos, or townhouses, and 239 were mobile homes (near the freeway). Very unusual for a small, upper income city, and also quite rare for Marin County, Larkspur has more apartments than single family detached homes. Baron & Chestney Real Estate offers full service discount commission real estate brokers that will sell your Larkspur home for a total real estate commission of 2% to 4% only! Buying a home? Call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a real estate rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. For all of your Larkspur real estate needs, call a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount real estate broker, today.
Larkspur has one of the best commutes in Marin County. There is a charming downtown, the school rankings are high, and the activities and amenities are many. Marin Catholic, the largest private high school in Marin County, is in Greenbrae. The College of Marin is a 5-10 minute drive away. Larkspur and Corte Madera share a police department, calling themselves the Twin Cities. Larkspur is on Hwy 101, about 10 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and is served by buslines and the largest ferry terminal in Marin County. Mt. Tamalpais is a few miles to the west, and Corte Madera Creek flows through the town. Are you a "dog person"? Good news if you are -- Larkspur is one of the few cities in Marin County that has a dog park. Behind Larkspur landing is a quarry, and a former brickyard there supplied many of the bricks used to rebuild San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Baron & Chestney Real Estate features full service discount commission realtors that will sell your Larkspur home for a total realtor commission of 2% to 4% only! Buying a home? Call US first! Our home buyer rebate program will get you a realtor rebate of up to 2% of the purchase price of the home, after close of escrow. Whether selling a home, buying a home, or BOTH, a Baron & Chestney Real Estate discount realtor will save you THOUSANDS of dollars in realtor commissions on your next realty transaction!