2020 MEDIAN SALE PRICE
Mount Tamalpais and Bald Hill Preserve
Life in Kentfield
Kentfield is located in the heart of Marin County. The fantastic community offers plenty of outdoor recreational activities. For those seeking a country lifestyle and the convenience of a central location, Kentfield is the ideal place to call home. Only minutes away from Larkspur Landing ferries, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and the Golden Gate Bridge, Kentfield sits at the base of towering Mount Tamalpais and next to Baltimore Canyon Preserve and Creekside Park. The 6,485 residents who live within the quaint community enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, and walking. Amenities found within Kentfield provide locals a unique feeling of modernism mixed with naturalness. The neighborhood is home to nationally renowned schools, making Kentfield an excellent place to raise a family.
Kentfield Architectural Styles
Most properties in Kentfield are built upon large lots and set back from meandering streets lined with pine, redwood, and manzanita trees. The low-profile roofs of these spacious homes are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings – an effect that provides a wooded country feeling.
Kentfield is divided into four areas: Baltimore Canyon, Kent Woodlands, Kentfield Gardens, and the Del Mesa/Laurel Grove.
Because of its proximity to Bacich and Adeline Kent schools, Kentfield Gardens is popular with families of school-age children. The Del Mesa area, distinctive for its large estate homes, is a rural neighborhood centered along Laurel Grove. Kent Woodlands is nestled along the perimeter of Mt. Tamalpais.
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Affordability & Real Estate Insight
The median sale price for a single-family home in 2020 was $3,050,000. The 74 sold homes sold in 2020 ranged in price from $1,260,000 to $8,580,000, and 22 of these homes sold off the market.
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 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.
Residents of Kentfield are fortunate to attend Redwood High School, for 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. Please visit the Quick Links section for additional information.
The main campus for the College of Marin is in Kentfield and is across the street from Kent Middle School. College of Marin is well known for its theater department, with the highest transfer acceptance to Juilliard of any junior college in the State.
In 1857, James Ross (1812-1862) bought Rancho Punta de Quentin. Ross, a Scot who had arrived in San Francisco from Australia in 1848 and made his fortune in the wholesale liquor business, set up a trading post called "Ross Landing." Steamers would travel up Corte Madera Creek to the Landing. Albert Emmet Kent bought the land from the Ross estate in 1871. Kent built an estate called Tamalpais, later applied to the settlement by the railroad. The name was changed to Kent in the 1890s and finally to Kentfield, with the first post office opening in 1905. The family of Albert Kent, a Chicago meatpacker who, along with his wife Adaline, settled in the area in 1872. Adaline donated twenty-three acres of land for a community recreation center, which later became the site for the College of Marin. Albert and Adaline's son, William, who became a U.S. congressman and an ardent conservationist, donated Muir Woods as a national park.