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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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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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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 seeks residents to serve on town boards, commissions
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 16th, 2014 4:37PM
The Corte Madera Town Council is requesting applications from citizens who are interested in serving on the town?s planning commission, parks and...
Corte Madera votes to ban smoking, e-cigarette use in multifamily housing units
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 16th, 2014 1:13AM
Corte Madera has become the first Marin community to explicitly ban the use of e-cigarettes in multifamily housing units and public spaces.
Live updates Corte Madera Council considers smoking, e-cigarettes ban
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 15th, 2014 6:12PM
The Corte Madera Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss whether it wants to adopt an updated smoking ordinance that would prohibit...
California fatal bus crash: Was FedEx truck cargo involved?
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 13th, 2014 6:11PM
Last week?s fatal crash involving a bus full of California high school students wasn?t the first instance of a FedEx truck bursting into flames...
Marin off-market home sales a hot topic
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 13th, 2014 4:12PM
Susie Gamble looked for a house in Corte Madera for 10 months, but kept losing out in bidding wars. Then, in March, her agent learned of a...
Lectures and the literary scene in Marin County, April 13 through 20, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 13th, 2014 3:17AM
Author Andrew Frankl will discuss his book 'Frankly Frankl? on April 13 at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
FedEx truck becomes engulfed in flames in Corte Madera
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 11th, 2014 4:42PM
A FedEx truck became fully engulfed in flames Friday near the Century Cinema Theaters on Tamal Vista Boulevard in Corte Madera.
Bicyclist crashes while riding on Highway 101
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 11th, 2014 11:27AM
A homeless man was injured early Friday when he crashed into a drainage culvert while riding his bicycle along the southbound shoulder of Highway...
Corte Madera Town Band concert
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 9th, 2014 2:52PM
The Corte Madera Town Band will perform its annual Spring Concert, ?An American Musical Celebration,? on Thursday, May 1.
Corte Madera seeks town representatives
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 9th, 2014 2:52PM
Corte Madera Town Council is seeking applications from citizens who are interested in serving on the town?s planning commission, parks and...
Missing man found after nighttime search in Portola Valley
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 8th, 2014 7:15PM
? Search near Corte Madera School included helicopter patrol.
Poet Gillian Conoley questions war, peace in new book
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 8th, 2014 3:17AM
Gillian Conoley of Corte Madera has published her seventh book of poems, aptly called 'Peace.' Nine of the book's 32 poems share the...
Athleta to expand Marin store
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 7th, 2014 2:38PM
CORTE MADERA -- Women's activewear maker and retailer Athleta, a division of Gap, Inc., is doubling the size of its pilot brick-and-mortar...
Lectures and the literary scene in Marin County, April 6 through 13, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 6th, 2014 3:17AM
Author Ann Brashares will discuss 'The Here and Now? on April 10 at Book Passage in Corte Madera.
Sacred Spaces religion briefs for the week of April 5, 2014
Source: Yahoo News | Apr 5th, 2014 3:16AM
Archbishop John R. Quinn will speaks about 'Vatican Council II: Collegiality and Structures of Communion' on April 8 at St. Rita Catholic...