More recently, in the last three years, it has proven
even more profitable with all houses listed being sold. (Whereas sales
in the 1997 to 2003 period show some shortfall.) With the expected rush
on luxury property as the first wave of baby boomers retire in 2011,
buying at the present time in Marin County could be an ideal investment.
Houses prices are amongst the highest in the country and
strict laws allow for very little new development. It is only a 20
minute drive to San Francisco, yet it is a nature lovers dream. Just
across the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County and a short drive to the
eastern side will bring you to where the vast majority of homes nowadays
Over 33% of the country is wide open spaces, with
redwood forests and small communities. There are abundant and varied
beaches to please every taste because Marin County is surrounded on
three sides by water. A sea view is not an optional extra.
Although Marin County can trace its roots back to the
1500s, it has only been settled for 200 years, and is the base for
America's oldest cross country race: the Dipsea Race.
Marin County schools have an excellent reputation, not
unexpected in an area that has been described as having a highly
educated population. Schools in this area are consistently scored above
average and listed amongst the top USA schools.
It is not surprising therefore that Marin County ranks
the highest per capita incomes of any county in the whole USA
As befits such an impressive population, Marin County
takes care of the beauty and health of its environment; it is home to a
number of watersheds.
It is considered in the California Floristic Province
and hosts a number of eco systems. These include chaparral, oak woodland
and coastal strand amongst others. It is home to many unique and
protected species, both plant and animal, who no doubt thrive in the
same perfect climate that could be yours!