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...
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.