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Marin Optometric Group

Since 1979 Marin Optometric Group has been providing high-quality family vision care in San Rafael. Offering the attention patients need to fulfill their visual needs, this optometrist office... More

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Balance Chiropractic


The experts at Balance Chiropractic in San Rafael understand that you and your family have busy routines that keep you running around, day in and... More

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San Rafael Joe's

For over 65 years, San Rafael Joe's has been a beloved fixture in the community, providing delicious cuisine and a great place for friends and family to gather and enjoy each other's... More

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    CCS Architecture of San Francisco recently completed a total renovation to the former Houlihan's space on Bridgeway Avenue. The new restaurant is warm, inviting, and has one of the best waterfront views in town. » Read More

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Located 15 miles north of the city of San Francisco is Corte Madera in Marin County. Just 4.4 square miles, this sunny town on the San...
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While Corte Madera is a small town in Marin County, it is incredibly diverse and a little difficult to define. Incorporated in 1916, the town...
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Ring Mountain Adventure

Atop the Tiburon Peninsula is the Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve. Saved from development when bought by the Nature Conservancy in 1995, this preserve is a valuable piece of land for its unique geological features and plant life. Thanks to the microclimate of the region and its geology, this location is actually home to a number of plants that only exist in this space. This is because the soil...

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JL Orthodontics
770 Tamalpais Dr., Ste 401A Corte Madera, CA 94925
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1 Mohawk Ave Corte Madera, CA 94925-1067
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10 Buccaneer Ct Corte Madera, CA 94925-2022
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Corte Madera, California

Corte Madera, California is an affluent town in Marin County with a highly educated population of 9,000 residents. Only 15 miles north of San Francisco, this quaint town’s central location near San Rafael, the Highway 101 and the Interstate 280, make it a place with both the charm of a small town and the benefits of a city. With an abundance of cultural, artistic and culinary opportunities just a short drive away, this small town with comparably low home prices is a favorite among residents for its fantastic education, outdoor spaces and wonderful shopping.

Things to do all year long

While Corte Madera is a relatively small town, there are still a number of things to keep residents and visitors busy. One of the biggest draws is the high-end shopping available in the Town Center and the Village at Corte Madera. With such stores as the Apple Store, Nordstrom and various other boutiques, people from all around the country come to shop at the gorgeous outdoor shopping centers. There is also a farmers market held at Town Center every Wednesday afternoon throughout the year, allowing shoppers to pick up some of the freshest local ingredients for their meals.

The town is also great for getting outside and exploring nature. With Ring Mountain and other open space preserves and parks, residents and visitors have many opportunities to bike, hike and ride their horses along trails up the mountain and through the marshlands. Thanks to the area’s unique geological features and Mediterranean climate, the plant life in the region is unique and worth seeing.

Corte Madera is also home to a variety of annual events that provide attendees to interact with the community and have fun. Among the most popular are the Larkspur Flower and Food Festival, the Corte Madera-Larkspur Fourth of July Festival and Parade, the Summer Outdoor Concerts, and Oktoberfest.

Corte Madera Arts and Culture

From the concerts in the park that take place during the summer to different community programs and the public library, the small town of Corte Madera is big on art and culture. With such a close proximity to San Francisco, the town is rich in both history and events. With a shopping center inspired by an Italian hill town, a Japanese Tea Garden in the park and a library that hosts cultural and educational events often, you will find that this town is more diverse than you might think.

Visitors to Corte Madera

People from all around the county and Bay Area come to Corte Madera for its quality shopping, charming events, wonderful outdoor spaces and central location. Near San Rafael, Sonoma, San Francisco and Berkeley, staying in Corte Madera allows visitors to make day trips to all these destinations and more. Those who come to stay in town have the opportunity to stay in some of Marin’s finest hotels. Whether they come on business, a romantic getaway or a family vacation, these hotels are convenient and charming. With amenities that include WiFi, breakfasts, spacious rooms, lounge events, wine tastings, room service and heated pools, the hotels provide comfort and budget-friendly options.

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Corte Madera plans public hearing on draft housing element
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 25th, 2015 9:47PM
Corte Madera residents interested in housing policies have the chance to vet the town's draft housing element before it's finalized and...
RH Appoints Ali Rowghani to Board of Directors
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 22nd, 2015 4:19PM
CORTE MADERA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. - NYSE: RH) today announced the appointment of Ali Rowghani to its...
Marin gets good grades on tobacco policies
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 21st, 2015 8:31PM
Marin residents can breathe easy regarding tobacco use in the county, according to an annual report by the American Lung Association.
Corte Madera apartments reopen after $80M renovation
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 16th, 2015 8:04PM
CORTE MADERA -- The Preserve at Marin luxury rental housing complex was officially reopened Friday after a two-year, nearly $80 million...
Corte Madera Celebrates Grand Opening of Preserve at Marin: Aimco's Newest Apartment Community Offers Luxury Living in ...
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 16th, 2015 5:46PM
CORTE MADERA, Calif., Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Town leaders, business representatives and project partners joined Apartment Investment and...
Conflicting reports issued on flooding of Cove School
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 15th, 2015 9:54PM
Corte Madera officials are questioning the design the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District?s newest elementary school after floods in December...
DMV visits surge as undocumented immigrants apply for drivers' licenses in Marin
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 15th, 2015 7:30PM
Cruz Garcia of Novato walked out of the Department of Motor Vehicles office Thursday in Corte Madera smiling after passing a written exam that...
RTView Core? 6.5 Improves Performance with Additional HTML5 Enhancements
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 15th, 2015 11:55AM
SL Corporation a leading provider of application and service-level system monitoring solutions, today announced the availability of RTView Core...
Ross Valley communities consider adopting standardized social host ordinance
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 14th, 2015 10:16PM
It could soon became a violation of the law in San Anselmo whenever two people under the age of 21 gather and either imbibes alcohol.
Trial for Kentfield cyclist set for May
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 14th, 2015 6:53PM
A Marin County Superior Court judge had set a May 18 court date for Jeffrey Daniel Smock, the Kentfield cyclist accused of beating 56-year-old...
Top Projects 2014: New school designed for district future
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 12th, 2015 2:32PM
The design process that began in 2011 for the 450 kindergarten through fifth-grade students that would attend the new Cove Elementary School in...
Judge declines to order trial for Corte Madera doctor in shooting of Tiburon man
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 7th, 2015 3:10PM
A Corte Madera physician who shot a Tiburon man after a road-rage incident should not face trial on the criminal charges, a Marin County judge...
Corte Madera doctor won't face trial for shooting Tiburon man in road-rage case
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 6th, 2015 9:31PM
A Corte Madera physician who shot a Tiburon man after a road-rage incident should not face trial on the criminal charges, a Marin County judge...
Judge rules against trial in Corte Madera doctor's shooting of Tiburon man
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 6th, 2015 9:31PM
A Corte Madera physician who shot a Tiburon man after a road-rage incident should not face trial on the criminal charges, a Marin County judge...
'I got scared': Evidence hearing begins for Corte Madera doctor who shot driver
Source: Yahoo News | Jan 5th, 2015 10:22PM
James Simon, the 72-year-old physician who shot a Tiburon man after a traffic dispute, frantically expressed remorse in a police interview after...