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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

  • Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Inaugural Gala

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo...

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) - a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into a renewal of health, hope and life has announced its Inaugural Gala to be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California. All proceeds will go towards supporting the mission of RTR4C. » Read More

  • Barrel House Tavern Opens in...

    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

  • Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo Inaugural Gala

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo...

    Rooms That Rock 4 Chemo (RTR4C) - a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming chemotherapy rooms into a renewal of health, hope and life has announced its Inaugural Gala to be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason Street, San Francisco, California. All proceeds will go towards supporting the mission of RTR4C. » Read More

Community of Corte Madera
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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Friday Nights at the de Young: Día de los Muertos
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October 24, 2014 - 6:00pmJoin us for a Día de los Muertos celebration for the whole family, presented in partnership with the Mexican...
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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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Corte Madera library will close for a month during $400,000 renovation
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 23rd, 2014 8:48PM
Corte Madera bookworms will have to find a temporary place to read when the town library closes next month to undergo a $400,000 renovation.
Emergency services measure to appear on ballot
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 23rd, 2014 5:09PM
Larkspur?s Measure L and Corte Madera?s Measure I are just two of a host of similar Marin County ballot measures seeking to continue an annual...
Orange and Black Congrats Ale in high demand at local brewery
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 22nd, 2014 1:33PM
Fans packed the Marin Brewing Company in Corte Madera to cheer on the Giants with the beer it inspired. "We originally made this after the...
Giants fans celebrate Game 1 win in downtown San Jose
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 22nd, 2014 11:33AM
From Campbell to Corte Madera and everywhere in between, Giants fans can feel good having a win under their belt. At San Pedro Square Market in...
Preserve at Marin expects to be complete in coming months
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 20th, 2014 9:11AM
CORTE MADERA ? Private Label International, an award-winning international design firm based in Phoenix, has completed phase one of its first Bay...
Marin police report outbreak of burglaries at homes under construction
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 16th, 2014 9:01PM
A recent spree of nocturnal burglaries at construction sites in San Rafael, Corte Madera, Novato and Tiburon has resulted in losses of at least...
Scouts honored
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 16th, 2014 6:47PM
The Corte Madera Town Council honored local Boy Scout Troop 24 with the town?s highest commendation for collecting the largest amount debris among...
Corte Madera council adopts Tamal Vista building moratorium
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 16th, 2014 6:46PM
A developer proposing to build 31 homes at the site of Century Cinema on Tamal Vista Boulevard has likened the town?s recently adopted temporary...
Daughter of porn tycoon Artie Mitchell sentenced in federal fraud case
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 15th, 2014 9:02PM
Jasmine Mitchell, the daughter of the late porn mogul Artie Mitchell of Corte Madera, was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for credit card...
Solace and SL Partner to Streamline Monitoring of Solace Message Routers
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 14th, 2014 11:01AM
OTTAWA, Ontario and Corte Madera -- via PRWEB - Solace Systems announced today that SL Corporation, a leading provider of IT monitoring solutions...
Corte Madera targets developer's proposal with building moratorium
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 8th, 2014 7:39PM
Spurred by concerns about housing possibly replacing a movie theater, Corte Madera has slapped a moratorium on development in the Tamal Vista...
Corte Madera approves moratorium on development near Tamal Vista Boulevard
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 8th, 2014 1:33AM
Opposition to building more housing in Corte Madera has reached a fever pitch and Tuesday the Town Council approved a moratorium on development in...
Live updates from Corte Madera Council meeting to consider moratorium on development in Tamal Vista, 7:30 p.m.
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 7th, 2014 3:49PM
Corte Madera Town Council members consider a moratorium on development in the Tamal Vista Boulevard neighborhood during their 7:30 p.m. meeting...
Central Marin police seek suspects in robbery at Corte Madera mall
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 5th, 2014 9:46PM
Central Marin police are trying to identify three suspects in the armed robbery of a woman in Corte Madera.
Plan to close Corte Madera cinema sparks fight
Source: Yahoo News | Oct 3rd, 2014 6:14PM
A developer has announced plans to level the theater on Tamal Vista Boulevard before building 31 housing units on the 2-acre lot. [...] across the...