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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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Bike committee floats bridge idea
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 20th, 2015 4:38AM
A new bike and pedestrian bridge over Highway 101 is a potential way to reconnect residents divided by the major thoroughfare, according to a...
Women?s clothing line coming to Marin
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 20th, 2015 4:37AM
Lesley Evers women?s boutique clothing and accessories will open at Town Center Corte Madera in spring 2015.
Corte Madera councilman rails against housing element process
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 18th, 2015 10:22PM
As the Town of Corte Madera prepared to send a draft of its housing element to the state for approval, councilman Michael Lappert railed against...
California boy who beat leukemia urges near-universal measles jabs
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 11th, 2015 7:12PM
Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters Jodi Krawitt holds her son Rhett, 6, in their home in Corte Madera, California January 28, 2015. Rhett is recovering...
Decades-old Ross flood control project back on track at Corte Madera Creek
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 5th, 2015 8:15PM
After decades of debate and delay, plans for flood control improvements in Corte Madera Creek through Ross were revived this week as the key...
Paradise Markets sold to NorCal chain
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 5th, 2015 1:40AM
With outlets in Novato, Corte Madera and Tiburon, Marin-based Paradise Foods has been sold to a family-owned grocery chain headquartered in Yolo...
Corte Madera RadioShack employee charged with stealing revealing photos
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 5th, 2015 1:39AM
A Richmond man has been charged with stealing photos of a scantily clad woman after she took her phone to be repaired at the RadioShack store in...
Corte Madera doctor pleads not guilty in shooting, wins $160,000 bail refund
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 4th, 2015 10:46PM
A Corte Madera physician who shot a Tiburon man after a traffic conflict pleaded not guilty to felony charges Wednesday and won a $160,000 refund...
Corte Madera council defends controversial apartment complex
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 4th, 2015 7:56PM
Corte Madera Town Council members are tired of being villainized and blamed for the 180-unit apartment complex under construction at the former...
Live updates as Corte Madera Council hears from big crowd on housing element issues
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 3rd, 2015 2:00PM
The Corte Madera Town Council will review the draft of its 2015-23 housing element at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 300 Tamalpais Drive. Follow...
Richmond man accused of stealing spicy photos from woman's cellphone while employed at Radio Shack
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 2nd, 2015 12:50PM
A former employee at the Radio Shack in Corte Madera is charged with stealing racy personal photos off a customer's cellphone.
Ex-worker at Marin Radio Shack accused of stealing spicy photos from woman's cellphone
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 2nd, 2015 12:43PM
A former employee at the Radio Shack in Corte Madera is charged with stealing racy personal photos off a customer's cellphone.
Controversial apartment complex in Corte Madera nearing end of construction
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 1st, 2015 10:22PM
When an 180-unit apartment complex in Corte Madera opens its doors to residents in the next few months, it will mark nearly three years since the...
Ex-worker at Corte Madera Radio Shack accused of stealing spicy photos from woman's cellphone
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 1st, 2015 5:45PM
A former employee at the Radio Shack in Corte Madera is charged with stealing racy personal photos off a customer's cellphone.
Ex-worker at Corte Madera RadioShack accused of stealing spicy photos from woman's cellphone
Source: Yahoo News | Feb 1st, 2015 5:45PM
A former employee at the RadioShack in Corte Madera is charged with stealing racy personal photos off a customer's cellphone.