commute: New Homes | The Landing at Hamilton Field, Novato (Marin County, Bay Area) - 11/21/10 02:41 PM
Located just 16 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge, The Landing at Hamilton is Hamilton Field is a secluded enclave of luxurious homes reflecting timeless style and contemporary conveniences. These thoughtfully designed homes focus on sophistication, beauty, and community. Residents enjoy spacious and refined interior spaces, modern conveniences, adjacent to a rich wildlife sanctuary. Click HERE for a Virtual Tour of our Model Homes.
An unrivaled passion for excellence and detail is exhibited in each home. The Landing at Hamilton benefits from easy access to recreation, dining, shopping, schools, transportation, and the myriad benefits of living at Hamilton Field in Novato. Pricing … (0 comments)

commute: SMART Train (Hamilton Station, Hamilton Field Novato) - 05/25/10 02:35 AM
While still in the planning stages, the SMART train rail system will allow residents of Hamilton Field, Novato the option of riding the train to the Larkspur Ferry Terminal for the commute to San Francisco. This is in addition to Golden Gate Transit busses.
Preliminary designs and some artist's renderings of the commute rail stations have been posted on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit agency Internet site. The SMART website is

The Hamilton Station Concept  is presented on the site, in a PDF document, on slides 36 through 43.  Those slides include maps and artist's renderings for the Hamilton SMART station. For those … (0 comments)

commute: Highway 101 Commute Times Improved (New North Bound Lane Opened) - 04/26/09 03:11 AM
It's not just Novato commuters who are thrilled with the opening of the extra northbound lane on HWY 101 through Marin, but everyone who heads to Northern Marin for shopping and play. Indeed, the added lane appeared to simply eliminate the entanglement through San Rafael at commute time. And the rest of the day was just as dramatically improved. I drove it twice (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning).
Drivers on Friday, a notoriously horrible north commute the past few years during construction was cut in half. While it's hard to say anything is worth $200 million, this project is certain to please … (0 comments)

commute: Marin County - San Francisco Ferry Service - 07/31/07 04:30 AM
The ever-more-popular ferry services into San Francisco are really worth a try either for leisure or for commuting. The high-speed ferries take just 30 minutes to get you from Larkspur to San Francisco (and the older boats taking a leisurely and more ponderous 45 minutes).
The ferries provide some of the very best views of The City, the Golden Gate Bridge, The Rock (Alcatraz), Angel Island, San Quentin, and the waterfront communities of Tiburon, Belvedere, Greenbrae, and Sausalito. Taking one of the slow boats can be absolutely delightful on sunny days. You can grab a beverage at the bar (yes, there are … (0 comments)

commute: Kentifield, Marin County (Profile) - 02/22/07 06:47 AM
The Kent family name is emblazoned across Marin. Family patriarch, Albert Kent bought the 800-acre valley that would later become Kentfield and his son William was a Marin congressman and founder of Muir Woods. Among the area's many attributes: gracious homes, stunning views, wooded neighborhoods and good schools, limitless outdoor activities, and fabulous weather make this one of the most desirable places to live in the Bay Area.  And home prices reflect this. Kent Woodlands is unquestionably one of the hottest real estate locations in Marin, with multi-acre properties that often sell in the $4 million and up range.
When it rains, it pours in Kentfield. … (0 comments)

commute: Greenbrae, Marin County (Profile) - 02/22/07 06:35 AM
Greenbrae is located on site of an old dairy ranch and was the vision of a pioneer Marin developer who liked the sound of "brae" (which is Scottish for "hillside"). The the 700-acre Greenbrae Ranch near Larkspur was purchased in 1946. Early residential development focused on smaller homes under a postwar edict setting a $10,000 limit on building materials used for home construction. Many long time residents of Greenbrae homes bought their homes for less than $30,000. 
More recent additions to the community provide larger homes and many of the orignial homes have been expanded beyond recognition. Bon Air Center, home of a number of businesses including a Mollie Stones market, … (0 comments)

commute: Ross, Marin County, California - 02/16/07 02:20 AM
Ross is an exclusive area boasting some of Marin's finest homes.  It is tucked in between San Anselmo and Kentfield in the middle of Central Marin's Ross Valley. The town takes its name from James Ross, a Scotsman who came to California during the Gold Rush, made a fortune selling wine in San Francisco, and bought the tract of land where the town now stands in 1857. Among the prominent institutions in town is the Marin Art and Garden Center, a hub for a variety of nonprofit groups.
The small downtown, bordering the soccer fields of Ross School, has a grocery store, … (0 comments)

commute: San Anselmo, Marin County, California - 02/16/07 02:11 AM
San Anselmo, once the county's railroad hub, is larger than many of its neighbors, but retains a small-town charm. The self-proclaimed "Antiques Capital of Northern California,'' San Anselmo has about 130 antique dealers, as well as bookstores, coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants along San Anselmo Avenue next to Creek Park. The downtown area is a delightful place to eat, visit, and spend an afternoon.
Homes are older and smaller than those in nearby Ross. Larger lots grace some hill areas. Five roads converge through The Hub, with Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and The Miracle Mile jamming from traffic during the rush hours. … (0 comments)

commute: Corte Madera, Marin County, California - 02/16/07 02:06 AM
Corte Madera is best known for the two shopping malls right off of Highway 101. But the town, translated as "cut wood" in Spanish, has a lot going for it. Besides boasting a 22-acre park with tennis courts, two playgrounds, and recreation equipment, the town also has an historic village square and numerous biking paths.
The amenities as well as the area's central location, moderate home prices and taxes, friendly neighborhoods, and a good commute all help make Corte Madera a popular place to live. East Corte Madera is a flat, mostly ranch-style home area, including some properties that back up on the … (0 comments)

commute: Sausalito's 8 Neighborhoods - 02/13/07 01:47 AM
Sausalito has eight neighborhoods: Old Town/Hurricane Gulch, Wolfback Ridge, The Hill, New Town, Monte Mar Vista/Toyon Terrace, Spring Street Valley, The Marinship and Nevada Street Valley.
Old Town/Hurricane GulchOld Town/Hurricane Gulch extends from the southern City limits to North Street and Cable Roadway to the north. It is the oldest part of the City and is characterized by a mix of single family, duplex and multiple family units, with many small dwellings and rental units. Newer, larger units are located on steeper slopes. Easiest commute to San Francisco. 
Wolfback RidgeThe Wolfback Ridge area is a very low density hillside and ridgeline residential neighborhood, … (1 comments)

commute: Sausalito, Marin County, California - 02/09/07 04:33 AM
Sausalito, named by a Spanish explorer for the little willows, or saucelitos, growing along its shores, always has been a vibrant area. In the 1800s, the area was known as Whaler's Harbor, and sailors and whalers flocked to the port for its safe harbor, saloons, bordellos and gaming houses. After its incorporation in 1893, the town became a major ferry and railway center, and then a shipyard during World War II.
Through the 1960s, Sausalito carved an enduring reputation as the bohemian haunt of artists, writers, actors, poets, and others who spent their time on waterfront houseboats. Today, Sausalito is a … (0 comments)

commute: San Anselmo, Marin County, California - 02/08/07 12:40 PM
San Anselmo, once the county's railroad hub, is larger than many of its neighbors (like Fairfax and Ross), but retains a small-town charm. The self-proclaimed "Antiques Capital of Northern California,'' San Anselmo has about 130 antique dealers, as well as bookstores, coffee shops, boutiques, and restaurants along San Anselmo Avenue next to Creek Park. It has a lots of nice restaraunts and is a lovely place to spend afternoons.  Homes are older and smaller than those in nearby Ross. Larger lots grace some hill areas. Five roads converge through The Hub, with Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and The Miracle Mile jamming … (0 comments)

commute: Mill Valley--Marin, California - 01/20/07 02:09 AM
Mill Valley sits just north of the Golden Gate bridge.  Because of this location and easy commute, it is widely considered one of the most desirable towns to live in for those who work and play in San Francisco.  And there is lots to love.  Of course, the schools are great and there is very little crime.  In addition, it is home to a lovely downtown area with lots of shops, restaurants, services, and an old cinema sits right across the street from where I got married.  Muir Woods, Mount Tamalpais' hiking trails, and beaches are just minutes away, as is … (0 comments)

commute: Marinwood—San Rafael, Marin, California - 01/19/07 06:41 AM
Marinwood is northernmost neighborhood of San Rafael, California.  Good schools, low crime, reasonable prices (relative to Marin), and a friendly neighborhood feel are the prime attractors to Marinwood.  There are lots of nearby parks and open space for hiking, biking, etc., and lots of community involvement.  Homes in Marinwood generally are selling from the $700,000's to $900,000, with some flux on either side.  The commute from Marinwood to San Francisco is ok-likely to improve once the HWY 101 expansion project is completed in 2008.  Those who don't mind a little longer commute often consider Loma Verde in Novato, with lower home … (0 comments)

commute: Lucas Valley--San Rafael, Marin, California - 01/19/07 06:33 AM
Lucas Valley, which is an upscale area of San Rafael (in Marin County, California) sits between Terra Linda and Marinwood.  It is also home to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch.  Homes in the area over the past six months have generally sold in the $800,000 to $1,000,000 range and up.  Great schools, low crime, proximity to open space, and a good commute all provide a strong incentive for families and retirees alike.  The commute to San Francisco is good and will be improved once work on HWY 101 is completed in 2008 (widening the highway to allow for a commute lane to run through Marin County). 
If … (0 comments)

commute: Terra Linda--San Rafael, Marin, California - 01/19/07 06:15 AM
Terra Linda is a lovely neighborhood of San Rafael, in Marin County, California.  It is located just north of downtown, the Civic Center, and the Northgate Mall, and just south of Lucas Valley and Marinwood.  It is characterized by good schools, low crime, and convenience.  Homes in Terra Linda range in price from the high $600,000 to $1,000,000.  It is a neighborhood in transition with lots of stalwart owner who have been there 40-50 years and lots of young families looking for a nice place to raise a family.  The commute to San Francisco is relatively good from Terra Linda (the freeway is … (0 comments)

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