The "Hidden Jewel of Marin County," as the beautiful town of Corte Madera is often referred to, is a perfect balance between rural and urban living. Wildlife preserves like Corte Madera Ecological Reserve, Shorebird Marsh and the Ring Mountain Preserve are minutes away from upscale shopping centers such as The Town Center and The Village. Corte Madera's feet are splashed by the San Francisco Bay tides in the east, and its back rests on Mount Tamalpais in the west. There are some of the most beautiful vistas in the western United States here. Highway 101 also bisects this town, which offers easy access to Sonoma and Napa wine country and San Francisco as well.
The residents, who are lucky enough to call this Marin countryside their home, take advantage of their good fortune. Hiking, biking, picnicking, kayaking, and boating are amongst the most popular activities, and the Mediterranean climate allows the people to enjoy the outdoors all year round. Along with the great weather, and thriving natural environment, Corte Madera is also home to some of the best schools and most coveted real estate in the county. The Larkspur-Corte Madera School District is a major advantage of living in the area and is nationally distinguished.