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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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Mark's Jam Sammich
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Mark’s Jam Sammich – Every other Thursday Jam featuring players from local favorite bands such as Cup o’ Joe.
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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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One of the great things about Corte Madera is its location. Only short drives away from some of the Bay Areas best attractions, living or staying in this quaint town allows you to see the area and...

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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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Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces Proposed Settlement of the ECOtality, Inc. Securities Litigation
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 26th, 2015 11:00AM
SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --The following statement is being issued by Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP regarding the ECOtality...
Salzman feted for protecting environment
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 25th, 2015 4:54PM
Long considered a leader in local environmental issues, Barbara Salzman of the Marin Audubon Society will be among those inducted into the Marin...
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces Proposed Settlement of the Envivio, Inc. Securities Litigation
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 24th, 2015 11:23AM
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Announces Proposed Settlement of the Envivio, Inc. Securities Litigation
Marin employers reflect on why they chose and plan to stay here
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 23rd, 2015 2:19PM
SAN RAFAEL -- A panel of local business leaders talked about why their companies located, and prefer to remain, in Marin County at the eighth...
The most important divide in America today is growing
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 22nd, 2015 1:25PM
The most important divide in America today is class, not race, and the place where it matters most is in the home. Conservatives have been banging...
OBIT: Betty A. (Saunders) Severtson
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 20th, 2015 2:21PM
Betty A. (Saunders) Severtson, 93, of Doyon, ND, passed away on Monday morning, March 16, 2015 at the Lakota Good Samaritan Center, Lakota, ND.
RH to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2014 Financial Results on March 26, 2015
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 19th, 2015 10:26AM
CORTE MADERA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RH (NYSE:RH) today announced that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year...
Fancy or Frugal: Strangers Try to Guess Whether Leggings Are Expensive or Affordable
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 16th, 2015 10:43AM
Dan Edblom is the father of two teenaged girls in Marin County, California. We work together, and I have heard him complain mightily about his...
Tesla to reveal software update for Model S range on Thursday
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 15th, 2015 6:42PM
(Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc will present a software update to its Model S vehicle at a news conference on Thursday that is designed to quell...
Nordstrom & Piece & Co. Launch Collection with DVF, Tory Burch, Honest Co. and More
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 9th, 2015 9:00AM
Nordstrom & Piece & Co. Launch Collection with DVF, Tory Burch, Honest Co. and More
Conflict on Marin County trails returns to spotlight
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 8th, 2015 5:42PM
Aviv Raphael of Corte Madera, who was running trails beneath Mount Tam on a recent morning, said he?s often nervous when he rounds a corner...
Marin County parents of sick boy push to end vaccine exemptions
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 8th, 2015 4:57AM
A father?s anguish over a son fighting leukemia has put 6-year-old Rhett Krawitt of Corte Madera at the center of a national debate on measles...
The Mall is not dead yet but "it's a good time to get out," Davidowitz says
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 5th, 2015 12:27PM
Macerich shares jumped Thursday on reports Simon Property Group is making a bid for the mall operator. If true, Simon would be making a bet on...
Parks plan increased access
Source: Yahoo News | Mar 4th, 2015 11:28PM
Marin County Parks kicked off a new plan to increase access to open space at a workshop in Corte Madera on Feb. 26.
Snack Attack
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 25th, 2015 4:32AM
Iwas never much of a snacker. Since we often bond with favorite snacks during childhood, my childhood, in communist Russia, didn't provide me...