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Angel Island, Corinthian Island, Alcatraz
LIFE IN TIBURON
Surrounded on three sides by San Francisco Bay, the luxurious community of Tiburon encompasses the majority of the Tiburon Peninsula. Picturesque and charming, this bayside haven provides breathtaking views of Angel Island, San Pablo Bay, Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and the shimmering San Francisco skyline. Encompassing over 13 square miles of prime real estate, Tiburon has a classic coastal vibe that is luxurious yet quaint. With a laid-back Mediterranean-like lifestyle and friendly culture, locals enjoy the slower pace of Tiburon while having easy access to San Francisco via the Tiburon ferry.
Reminiscent of quaint fishing villages, downtown Tiburon is replete with beautiful storefronts, small boutiques, and fantastic restaurants. The thriving coastal community continues to grow – adding new waterfront restaurants in 2021; among them will be Michel Mina’s “The Bungalow Kitchen.” As a nautical paradise, Tiburon is home to two notable yacht clubs, The Corinthian Yacht Club and The Tiburon Yacht Club. The Tiburon Peninsula Club and The Belvedere Tennis Club are also resident favorites for those looking to swim and play tennis.
TIBURON ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
Homes on the Tiburon Peninsula are nothing short of spectacular! From beautiful, traditional-style cottages to sprawling architectural masterpieces perched high in the hills and stunning engineering marvels situated right on the water, homes in Tiburon artfully weave the landscape into the design. With pristine views, a fascinating culture, and unique housing Tiburon is a highly sought-after place to live in Marin county.
Whether you are looking to relocate to the idyllic community or seek a new property, Tiburon is a beautiful town. As an architectural and design enthusiast, I have lived in the Belvedere/Tiburon area for more than 40 years. While the exclusivity of real estate in this area can make it hard to find, trusting a local with market insight can ensure you are making a solid investment that fits your lifestyle and financial goals.
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Affordability & Real Estate Insight
Tiburon has a high rate of owner-occupied single-family homes, which tends to reflect a stable population. In 2020 164 single-family homes sold in Tiburon ranging from $900,000 to a high of $10,300,000. Forty condominiums sold in 2020, ranging in price from $599,000 to $3,825,000.
Tiburon is in the Reed Union School District. The district comprises three schools: Reed Elementary (grades kindergarten-2), Bel Aire Elementary (grades 3-5); and Del Mar (grades 6-8). All of them have been recognized as "California Distinguished Schools." There is also St. Hilary School, a Catholic primary school for children grades kindergarten-8 located in the district. Reed Union School District continues to be considered one of the best school districts in the nation. Reed School District schools rate well into the 900s according to the California Department of Education Academic Performance Index (API) - a standard of excellence.
Tiburon obtained its name from Spanish explorers in 1776 who called it "Punta de Tiburon" (Point of Sharks). The Coastal Miwok first inhabited the area. They resided here for thousands of years and even left petroglyphs on nearby Ring Mountain. The first non-native settlers came in the 1830s when John Reed received a land grant from the Mexican authorities for southern Marin. By 1884 a post office was opened. As the southernmost point of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Tiburon was the transfer town for cargo and passengers headed to San Francisco on barges. Remnants of the historic railroad town, and the homes from the late 1800s which grew up around it, can still be seen in Old Town Tiburon.
Tiburon's Main Street is known as "Ark Row." During the 1890s, arks were anchored in the cove where sea captains and bohemian artists could enjoy the recreational houseboat lifestyle. Today, the area boasts a charming atmosphere with quaint shops, art galleries, cafes, and upscale waterfront restaurants, some with boat-in access. In the 1930s, Al Capone made his passage via the Northwest Pacific Railroad to Tiburon, then across the Bay to his imprisonment on Alcatraz Island.