2020 MEDIAN SALE PRICE
$2,000,000 for a single-family home
Mount Tamalpais, San Pablo Bay, Richardson San Rafael Bridge, Corte Madera Creek
LIFE IN GREENBRAE
Greenbrae is a small community situated in the heart of Marin County bordered by downtown Larkspur to the south, Larkspur Landing to the east, and the unincorporated area of Kentfield to the west. Part of Greenbrae is an unincorporated community of Marin, while the remaining area is inside the city limits of Larkspur. The Greenbrae Marina along the Corte Madera Creek welcomes visitors to walk along its banks, where rowers and boaters enjoy the water. There is excellent shopping at the Bon Air shopping center, drawing locals and shoppers from other central Marin communities. Marin General Hospital is located in Greenbrae and is now allied with the outstanding University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
Greenbrae Architectural Styles
Greenbrae is a neighborhood of beautiful custom-built homes. This neighborhood's predominant architectural style is mid-century modern.
Many homes within the Greenbrae are set into the hillside or located along winding streets with Spanish names. The post-World War II era put an unusual emphasis on design, setbacks, landscaped medians, open areas, and an effort to save heritage oak trees.
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Affordability & Real Estate Insight
In 2020, 40 single-family homes sold, ranging in price from $825,000 to $3,425,000 – six homes were sold off-market. Thirty condominiums were also sold in 2020, ranging in price from $549,000 to $1,480,000.
Greenbrae students attend nearby Kentfield's schools.
A.G. Bacich Elementary School is a California Distinguished School that hosts grades kindergarten-4. During the 2009-2010 school year, Bacich Elementary School served approximately 600 children. As of 2012, Bacich has a California Department of Education Academic Performance Index (API) of 944 out of 1000, putting it in the top ranking in the State of California.
Adeline E. Kent Middle School is a California Distinguished School that hosts grades 5-8. Kent Middle School serves 543 students in the school year of 2013-14. As of 2012, Kent has a California Department of Education Academic Performance Index (API) of 960 out of 1000, putting it in the top ranking in California.
Marin Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic co-educational college preparatory, grades 9-12. The student population currently numbers around 725. The administrators, faculty, and staff of Marin Catholic work hard to maintain a dynamic, student-centered environment, one that affords its young women and men every opportunity to achieve excellence.
Residences of Greenbrae are fortunate to attend Redwood High School; it is nationally ranked and recognized as one of the premier high schools in the nation with some of the State's highest test scores, rates of graduation, and college acceptance.
For thousands of years, the Coastal Miwoks would make their way to the area now known as Greenbrae during the summer and winter months to take advantage of the berry bushes covering the hills. In 1840, the area was granted to Captain Juan Bautista Cooper as the Punta de Quentin Rancho. Eventually, it came to be owned by James Ross. Under Ross' ownership, the land was cleared of lumber to start the Greenbrae Dairy. After Ross died in 1862, the land was sold to earn much-needed cash for his family. The area switched hands several times until 1890, when the archbishop of the Catholic Church of San Francisco, Patrick William Riordan, purchased the ranch for $50,000. The Catholic Church subleased the Greenbrae dairy ranch for the next 50 years. From the 1940s onward, the Schultz Building Company developed Greenbrae's residential areas – building more than 1,000 homes, 1,500 apartments, and dozens of commercial structures.