San Anselmo / Greenbrae

These two towns offer residents a sparse suburban refuge with plenty of space to thrive.

Welcome to San Anselmo / Greenbrae Real Estate

Lush, friendly towns in the heart of Marin County.
San Anselmo and Greenbrae, California, are sunny, lush, and in the heart of Marin County. This area sees long, comfortable summers with a great deal of sunshine, ideal for gatherings on the lawn or wine on the patio. This area is south of the well-known wine country of Sonoma Valley and north of San Francisco. San Anselmo and Greenbrae are part of the San Francisco suburbs and are only a half-hour drive into the city and no more than ten minutes from each other.
These two towns offer residents a sparse suburban refuge with plenty of space to thrive. Homes here have spacious yards with room for family or friends to gather. Thanks to this, the community is close-knit, and people know their neighbors. The proximity to San Francisco gives residents access to all the big city amenities. San Anselmo and Greenbrae are known for their numerous high-end cafes, lush green parks, and shops offering unique items not found elsewhere.

What to Love

  • A half-hour drive to San Francisco
  • Close community with local support
  • Desirable and highly rated neighborhoods
  • Lush greenery and comfortable weather
  • Near Sonoma Valley


Residents in San Anselmo and Greenbrae are friendly, and the communities are welcoming. Everyone works to keep the area clean. You can take a stroll down the clean sidewalks and greet your neighbors while on the way to your favorite cafe or just while walking your dog. People here also enjoy seasonal events held during the excellent summer weather. When the weather is less desirable, locals stop in for a coffee or artisanal pastries at locally owned cafes or go out for an evening of fine dining.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

In San Anselmo and Greenbrae, residents like to start their days by visiting M.H. Bread and Butter. This bakery, located in San Anselmo, is a local specialty. In addition to excellent bread, they serve a daily selection of artisanal pastries that can only be seen by visiting their store. Patrons are advised to arrive early before they run out of scones or macarons. Bistro Viz is a fine bistro with a covered patio. They serve a selection of excellent dishes and wine from well-known and local winemakers of exceptional skill. 
Make a reservation at MADCAP, San Anselmo’s very own Michelin star restaurant, for the most exceptional evening out. Chef Ron Siegel, owner and operator, has created an intimate, urban setting for delivering his carefully crafted seasonal menus. He makes all dishes using locally sourced ingredients when possible, making each plate unique. Diners will appreciate the artistic pottery dishes crafted by local artists.
There are many fun boutiques to shop in San Anselmo and Greenbrae. California cacti and succulents are found at the Cactus Jungle, unique and culturally inspired jewelry at Reflections, and extraordinary clothing at Blanc. 

Things to Do

Residents of San Anselmo and Greenbrae find many things to occupy their time. Live On The Avenue Music Series is a casual summer event that occurs from June to October each year. Residents gather for refreshments and an evening of quality music from local and well-known artists. Another summer event is the San Anselmo Art and Wine Festival. Under the bright sunny mountains, next to the crystal clear brook, friends and family gather for a day of wine tasting and art appreciation.
Another fantastic holiday event is the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Each year at the start of December, residents gather for the magical holiday lights, free refreshments, and music by various artists. Select stores stay open late so patrons can take their time doing holiday shopping. 
Residents enjoy nature by going for hikes. Among the many trails in the area is The Sorich/ Tomahawk Trail. It is a 2.1-mile loop that takes roughly an hour to complete. It’s great for hiking with friends, family, and even leashed dogs. 


The Marin County Office of Education serves the town of Kentfield.

Overview for San Anselmo / Greenbrae, CA

12,795 people live in San Anselmo / Greenbrae, where the median age is 44.9 and the average individual income is $87,951. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around San Anselmo / Greenbrae, CA

There's plenty to do around San Anselmo / Greenbrae, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Dining 3.81 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.46 miles 20 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.69 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.71 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.78 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.71 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for San Anselmo / Greenbrae, CA

San Anselmo / Greenbrae has 4,995 households, with an average household size of 2.55. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Anselmo / Greenbrae do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12,795 people call San Anselmo / Greenbrae home. The population density is 4,782.77 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in San Anselmo / Greenbrae, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Anselmo / Greenbrae. 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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Wade Thomas Elementary
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Irine M Hunt School Of Marin
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