WHY FAIRFAX?

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Ranked one of the 50 top places to live by Men’s Journal of Health, Fairfax real estate offers a family friendly community with a passion for nature and dedication to conservation and sustainable living. While Fairfax homes for sale are known as a staging area for mountain bikers, it also has a vibrant downtown and sparkling nightlife. Fairfax houses for sale are reasonably priced for the area and offers a good mix of quiet single family neighborhood homes and larger, more luxurious living offerings. Looking for luxury homes? Fairfax luxury homes for sale offer a vibrant setting for anyone of any age to enjoy. For those of you who are also searching for Fairfax land for sale and Fairfax bay front land fr sale we encourage you to contact a Fairfax real estate agent today.

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Real Estate

Fairfax, CA real estate is the most affordable for families anywhere in the area. Many of the single family homes are beautiful former summer cottages. The average price for a home for sale in Fairfax is $724,00, with the minimum price being $245,000 and the maximum being just above $1.6 million. These prices have shown a steady increase as Fairfax’s excellent schools, community spirit, rich natural beauty, outdoor activities, and thriving downtown have steadily attracted more interest.

Fairfax also benefits from some of the best weather in the county, being sheltered from wind and fog by Mount Tamalpais. It has 80 degree summers and 40 degree winters on average.

History

Lord Charles S. Fairfax was given the land that would become the city as a wedding present by his childhood friend and longtime Marin County resident Dr. Alfred Taliaferro. Fairfax had come to California from Scotland for the excitement of the gold rush. While he never made much of an impact with his mining activities he was active in local politics, serving as president of the State Assembly. The last political dues took place on Lord Fairfax’s estate. He tried to talk the two men out of it, but in 1861 Daniel Showalter shot and killed Charles W. Piercy.

The community of Fairfax gradually took shape, getting its own school district in 1876, a post office in 1910, and in 1917 when the Alpine Dam was built, getting a railway. Fairfax was incorporated in 1931.

PEOPLE

There are 7,400 people in Fairfax. It is one of the most family-friendly communities in the areas with excellent schools and the homes for sale in Fairfax are usually below the median price for the rest of Marin County. Irving Berlin was known to stay at Pastori’s Hotel, the former home of Lord Fairfax. From there he would play a treetop piano for the amusement of other guests. The members of the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane once had a lively softball game at the public fields at Contratti Park.

SCHOOLS

Fairfax is part of the Ross Valley School District that serves all of Fairfax, San Anselmo, and Sleepy Hollow. The three elementary schools serves students in grades kindergarten through fifth and Wade Thomas Middle School serves the sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. High school students attend nearby schools, with most going to Sir Francis Drake High School. There are also excellent private schools in Fairfax, giving families several top-notch educational choices.

All of the Ross Valley schools are ranked among the top schools in the state.

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  1. Photo of 34 Baywood Canyon Road, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21705034)
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    5 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    3,451 sqft   lot 1.25 ac
    Listing provided by Susan Pence, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21705034
  2. Photo of 45 Bosque Avenue, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21705563)
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    4 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    2,793 sqft   lot 17,132 sqft
    Listing provided by Tamara Goldman, Pacific Union International
    MLS 21705563
  3. Photo of 102 Hickory Road, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21703009)
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    4 beds,  3 full baths
    1,756 sqft   lot 9,866 sqft
    Listing provided by Diane Hoffman, Bradley Real Estate-Fairfax
    MLS 21703009
  4. Photo of 179 Bothin Road, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21703731)
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    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,716 sqft   lot 8,499 sqft
    Listing provided by Karin Narodny, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
    MLS 21703731
  5. Photo of 35 Wreden Avenue, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21703893)
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    2 beds,  1 full bath
    1,217 sqft   lot 5,502 sqft
    Listing provided by Raymond Bakowski, Bradley Real Estate-Fairfax
    MLS 21703893
  6. Photo of 798 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21704693)
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    2 beds,  2 full baths
    2,058 sqft   lot 24,799 sqft
    Listing provided by Suzanne Rocha, Realty World Cal Home
    MLS 21704693
  7. Photo of 46 Willow Avenue, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21705387)
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    2 beds,  1 full bath
    931 sqft   lot 3,999 sqft
    Listing provided by Conrad Gregory, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21705387
  8. Photo of 77 Hillside Street, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21626418)
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    2 beds,  1 full, 1 half baths
    1,060 sqft   lot 5,567 sqft
    Listing provided by Kimberly Portner, Morgan Lane, Inc
    MLS 21626418
  9. Photo of 88 Toyon Drive, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21703673)
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    2 beds,  1 full bath
    1,370 sqft   lot 14,283 sqft
    Listing provided by Tom Benoit, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21703673
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    lot 1.09 ac
    Listing provided by Robert Rosa, Realistic Realty Group
    MLS 21607261
  11. Photo of 526 Cascade Drive, Fairfax, CA 94930 (MLS # 21701838)
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    Listing provided by Paul Neal, Paul Neal Real Estate
    MLS 21701838
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    Listing provided by John Shaw, Bradley Real Estate-Fairfax
    MLS 21703032
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    lot 8,102 sqft
    Listing provided by John Shaw, Bradley Real Estate-Fairfax
    MLS 21703033
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    lot 10,999 sqft
    Listing provided by John Shaw, Bradley Real Estate-Fairfax
    MLS 21705377
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    Listing provided by John Shaw, Bradley Real Estate-Fairfax
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