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Tucked in between Larkspur, Kentfield, and San Rafael in the heart of Marin County is the beautiful area of Greenbrae. Greenbrae real estate ranges from stunning Greenbrae bay front homes to homes on the majestic Mount Tamalpais. Parts of this community are still unincorporated while other parts actually are inside the Larkspur city limits. Greenbrae homes for sale are true to its name, brae is Scottish for “hill”, and is surrounded by green rolling hills. With live music, world class hiking, high-end shopping, and popular farmer’s markets, this town has it all. Finding lovely Greenbrae houses for sale is quite easy to do when working with a specialized Greenbrae real estate agnet who can help you find some of the best Greenbrae luxury homes for sale and Greenbrae land for sale.

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The Greenbrae real estate is highly coveted. The average price of a single family home is $1.3 million. The range of prices for homes is from a low of $475,000 to a high of $3.9 million. Greenbrae real estate prices regularly enjoy double digit annual growth.

With the perfect Mediterranean climate, the natural beauty of both the near by Bay and Mount Tamalpais, its no wonder people are willing to pay top dollar to live in Greenbrae. Since the town also boasts top schools, access to world class shopping, and is a short commute from the City, Greenbrae real estate promises to be a solid investment for years to come.

History

Member of the costal Miwok tribe came to the area now known as Greenbrae for thousands of years every summer and winter to pick from the plentiful berries that grew along the rolling green hills. The area was part of the Mexican land grant given to Juan Bautista Cooper that later fell into the hands of area pioneer James Ross.

Ross cleared much of the timber from the land, but did little else to the area. The land changed hands several times after Ross’s death in 1862. Eventually, it was purchased by the Archbishop of San Francisco, Patrick William Riordan in 1890 and was used as a dairy farm for the next 50 years.

After the dairy left, Greenbrae slowly developed, following the path if its neighbors, especially Larkspur.

PEOPLE

While Greenbrae is not its own census designated area, and half of it is inside of Larkspur, it still maintains its own distinctive vibe. The population here only numbers a few thousand, and the median income is estimated to be similar to Larkspur, somewhere around $104,000.

Homes for sale in Greenbrae tend to be spacious and with large windows to take in as much of the local beauty as possible.

SCHOOLS

One of the attractions of Greenbrae, CA real estate is the schools. Greenbrae students usually attend schools in Kentfield, with the exception of high school students who instead attend Redwood High School in Larkspur. One of the best high schools not only in the state, but also in the nation.

A.G. Bacich Elementary and Kent Middle School are California Distinguished Schools and rank high in all areas.

Many students in Greenbrae also attend private schools such as the well-regarded Marin Catholic High School, a college prep coed school.

The main campus for Marin College is also in nearby Kentfield. Marin College has a nationally regarded theater program and has the highest junior college transfer rate to Juilliard in the state.

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  1. Photo of 111 Bretano Way, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (MLS # 21626608)
    37
    4 beds,  3 full, 1 half baths
    3,570 sqft   lot 35,000 sqft
    Listing provided by Mark Machado, Zephyr Real Estate
    MLS 21626608
  2. Photo of 15 Corte Cayuga None, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (MLS # 21705574)
    40
    3 beds,  2 full, 1 half baths
    2,122 sqft   lot 8,328 sqft
    Listing provided by Marie Hoch, Bradley Real Estate-Novato
    MLS 21705574
  3. Photo of 11 Almenar Drive, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (MLS # 21703719)
    16
    3 beds,  3 full baths
    1,777 sqft   lot 13,499 sqft
    Listing provided by Christine Gow-Panzardi, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
    MLS 21703719
  4. Photo of 359 Via La Cumbre Street, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (MLS # 21702796)
    15
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,559 sqft   lot 7,928 sqft
    Listing provided by Hazel Carter, Alain Pinel Realtors
    MLS 21702796
  5. Photo of 290 Via Casitas Avenue, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (MLS # 21700709)
    39
    3 beds,  2 full baths
    1,296 sqft   lot 1,498 sqft
    Listing provided by Susan Hewitt, Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
    MLS 21700709
  6. Photo of 936 Via Casitas None, Greenbrae, CA 94904 (MLS # 21703823)
    16
    2 beds,  2 full baths
    954 sqft   lot 1,002 sqft
    Listing provided by Peter Pickrel, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
    MLS 21703823
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