Corte Madera

The Village at Corte Madera is a beautiful, open-air mall that offers a large variety of well-known retail stores and dining options.

Welcome to Corte Madera Real Estate

A centrally located, sunny town in Marin County.
Situated at the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, near the San Francisco Bay and Corte Madera Creek, lies this sunny and rural town of Corte Madera. This town was incorporated in 1916, though its history dates back further, and was once part of the lumber industry. An area that finds a balance between rural and urban, the small but charming town offers an abundance of outdoor recreation and the weather to match. Residents enjoy a variety of activities like biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, and so much more.
Venture away from the charming downtown area full of boutique shopping and you’ll find residential areas rich with beautiful homes. Tree-lined streets are filled with homes in many styles like contemporary, older ranches, rustic cottages, Victorians, and many more. The neighborhoods each offer their own distinctive vibe that matches the architectural stylings. You’ll find plenty of hillside homes with stunning bay views in addition to smaller hidden gems that offer a wealth of privacy.

What to Love

Local Lifestyle

Residents love this charming town for its rural atmosphere and family-focused, tight-knit community. Corte Madera holds a variety of family events annually that include things like the Fourth of July celebration, outdoor concerts, Oktoberfest, and more. The Corte Madera Farmers Market is held every Wednesday and is a resident favorite to get fresh produce and baked goods while enjoying the company of friends and neighbors. The natural beauty of Mount Tamalpais and its trails offer stunning panoramic views of the bay, and the abundance of wildlife reserves and parks offer plenty more to do. Plus, the charming town center offers exceptional shopping and dining, making this an ideal town to call home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Though Corte Madera is a charmingly small town, its shopping and dining options are anything but small. The Village at Corte Madera is a beautiful, open-air mall that offers a large variety of well-known retail stores and dining options. Here you’ll find stores like Nordstrom, Free People, Peloton, Anthropology, and so much more. There’s also a selection of restaurants such as Boudin BakeryJoe & the Juice, and RH Rooftop Restaurant which offers stunning views of Mount Tamalpais.
Town Center is another great option and houses several boutique selections, fitness and spa services, and gourmet food selections. Columbine Home is a locally owned shop that offers a variety of European-styled and seasonally driven home goods. Pollen and Wool, a Delilah Studios lifestyle brand store, has a variety of goods that range from clothing and accessories to health and wellness items. You’ll also find stores like Ethan Allen, Sephora, and Urban Outfitters. For a quick bite, Blue Barn serves a number of chef-driven salads and sandwiches sourced by local artisans. Pacific Catch is your go-to restaurant for delicious seafood options that are handcrafted and locally sourced.

Things to Do

Fans of the outdoors can rejoice in all that Corte Madera has to offer, especially being so close to Mount Tamalpais. Take a hike through the mountains and stop to enjoy views of the San Francisco Bay and Corte Madera Creek, or head to Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve for a quiet afternoon of birdwatching. The town Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of recreational activities from playgrounds and picnic areas to youth sports leagues. Add in the family-focused events that happen throughout the year and you’ve got an idyllic landscape to call home.


Residents of Corte Madera enjoy the exceptional Larkspur-Corte Madera School District.
If you are seeking Corte Madera real estate and homes for sale, Real Estate Agents Michelle Klurstein, and Ronda Priestner will help you navigate the market with ease throughout Marin County.

Overview for Corte Madera, CA

10,145 people live in Corte Madera, where the median age is 44.3 and the average individual income is $95,257. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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44.3 years

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Around Corte Madera, CA

There's plenty to do around Corte Madera, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Very Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including DUXIANA San Rafael, Flow Physical Therapy, and Train with Manny.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 3.45 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.37 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.87 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.37 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.77 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.22 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Corte Madera, CA

Corte Madera has 3,930 households, with an average household size of 2.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Corte Madera do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,145 people call Corte Madera home. The population density is 3,210.24 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.38 / 51.62%

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Schools in Corte Madera, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Corte Madera. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Marin Country Day School
K - 8th
No rating available
Neil Cummins Elementary
K - 5th
Marin Montessori School
PreK - 9th
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