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Overview for Greenbrae, CA

7,871 people live in Greenbrae, where the median age is 55 and the average individual income is $93,730. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

55 years

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Dream Living in Greenbrae, California


Nestled in the heart of Marin County, California, Greenbrae is a picturesque and affluent community that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, suburban charm, and convenient access to urban amenities. Situated just north of San Francisco, Greenbrae is known for its upscale neighborhoods, stunning views of the bay, and a peaceful, family-friendly atmosphere.


Greenbrae is primarily a residential area, characterized by well-maintained homes, tree-lined streets, and an abundance of green spaces. The community is strategically located, providing residents with easy access to outdoor recreational activities, cultural attractions, and top-notch schools.



Market Trends and Statistics – Year End 2023

Greenbrae’s real estate market showed a notable change this past year with decreases of homes and condo sales, peaking in 2021.


In 2023 there was an overall decrease in total housing inventory for sale for residential homes and condos. New listings dropping by 23.5% compared to 2022, with only 26 new listings for 2023, compared to 34 the year before.


The average $/SqFt sold price also decreased as well, 913 $/SqFt in 2023, as opposed to 971   in 2022, a 6% drop from last year.


The market has demonstrated a level of softening during this unprecedented time of interest rate hikes, with a median sales price of $1,863,000, an 7.31% decrease from the previous year, and an average sales price of $1,850,000, down 18%.



Buyer and Seller Dynamics

Along with a decrease in overall sales, the Greenbrae’s real estate market is trying to recover from the interest rate hikes of 2023 and the FED pivot that started in March 2022, evidenced by an increase in median days on the market at 26 days, and increase of 3.7% from this point last year.



Economic Factors

Greenbrae 's real estate market is buoyed by a thriving job market of San Francisco, known as a financial center and for its booming tech sector.  I believe the next generation of AI technology companies will be created in San Francisco. Helping to increase demand for housing will inevitably lead to Marin.


During the pandemic, many people relocated out of San Francisco, however I believe that trend has normalized. That the greatest impacts of the Greenbrae real estate market of this past year have been primarily based on accelerated interest rate hikes and economic predictions of what may or may not materialize.




Moving forward, I believe corporations will slowly do away with the work from home philosophy, making it a requirement for people to get back into the office, leading to greater interest in moving back to the city. Thus, creating a more traditional demand to accommodate growing families in Marin County.


Additionally, Marin's fantastic communities, rich cultural scene, outdoor lifestyle, our educational institutions, and family-friendly environment will always be in demand.


Marin’s real estate market in 2023 was marked by market forces that impacted everyone. However, our local Marin real estate market will always be a resilient combination of economic growth and higher quality of life. That does come with a price, but it’s worth it.  




Greenbrae has a rich history that dates back to the mid-20th century. Originally developed as a residential area in the 1940s, the community experienced significant growth during the post-war era. The name "Greenbrae" itself is a combination of "green" from the lush surroundings and "brae," an old Scottish term for a hillside or slope. Over the years, Greenbrae has evolved into a sought-after residential enclave, attracting individuals who appreciate its natural beauty and tranquil ambiance.




Situated along the eastern shore of Marin County, Greenbrae boasts stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. The town is characterized by gently rolling hills, tree-lined streets, and a mix of architectural styles ranging from classic mid-century homes to modern estates. The strategic location provides residents with easy access to both natural wonders and urban amenities, making it a prime choice for those who seek a balanced lifestyle.



Dining and Entertaining

Greenbrae boasts a diverse culinary scene, offering residents a range of dining options to suit every palate. From cozy cafes to upscale restaurants, the town has something for everyone. Local favorites include family-friendly establishments like The Counter, known for its customizable burgers, and more refined options such as Jason's Restaurant, offering a menu inspired by fresh, locally sourced ingredients.



Outdoor Activities

One of the standout features of living in Greenbrae is the proximity to outdoor activities. The Marin County area is known for its stunning natural landscapes and recreational opportunities. Residents can enjoy a nice stroll or bike ride along the Corte Madera creek, and picnicking in nearby parks and open spaces. Furthermore, the scenic Piper Park in Larkspur, adjacent to Greenbrae, provides a wonderful green space for family outings.



Local Shopping

Residents of Greenbrae and Spyglass Hill have access to a variety of shopping options. The Bon Air Shopping Center is clearly the local favorite, providing a mix of boutique shops, grocery stores, and dining options. Additionally, the nearby Larkspur Landing and the malls in Corte Madera offer an array of upscale shopping and dining experiences.



School Information

Families will appreciate the excellent educational opportunities in the area. The Kentfield School District serves the neighborhood, and the Bacich Elementary School and Kent Middle School are highly regarded for their quality education. The Redwood High School, which is part of the Tamalpais Union High School District, also offers exceptional academic and extracurricular programs. For higher education, the College of Marin is nearby, providing access to a wide range of courses and programs for lifelong learners.




Living in Greenbrae offers a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural richness, and a strong sense of community. Whether you're drawn to the outdoor activities, diverse dining options, or top-notch schools, Greenbrae provides a high quality of life for residents of all ages. With its picturesque landscapes, thriving local scene, and welcoming atmosphere, Greenbrae stands as a testament to the beauty and vitality of Marin County living.



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Demographics and Employment Data for Greenbrae, CA

Greenbrae has 3,554 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Greenbrae do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,871 people call Greenbrae home. The population density is 7,812.398 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.91 / 56.1%

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Schools in Greenbrae, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Greenbrae. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Anthony G. Bacich Elementary
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