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Marin City

A Vibrant and Diverse Neighborhood in Sausalito, California


Marin City was built in 1942 to house workers at the Marinship shipyards during World War II. It was one of the first integrated housing projects in the United States. Marin City is an unincorporated community nestled on the picturesque shores of the San Francisco Bay, Marin City, California, offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and a thriving community. Known for its stunning waterfront views, Marin City is a hidden gem in the Bay Area.


A charming neighborhood, covering everything from its prime location and local amenities to outdoor activities, entertainment options, school information along with rich history.



Marin City is situated on a hillside overlooking Richardson, just a few miles north of San Francisco, making it an ideal spot for those seeking a serene lifestyle while staying connected to the bustling city. It is bordered by Highway 101 to the east, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area to the west, and Sausalito to the south.


Its convenient location provides easy FWY access to San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge, with a short drive across the iconic structure.  Marin City is easily accessible by public transportation, with several Golden Gate Transit and Marin Transit bus routes serving the community.



Local Shopping:

While Marin City itself may be on the quieter side, residents have access to a wide range of shopping options just a short drive away. Nearby areas Sausalito and Mill Valley boasts an array of boutique shops and charming stores, restaurants and so much more. For everyday needs, Marin City offers several local grocery stores at the base of the hill, ensuring that residents have easy access to essentials.




Outdoor Activities:

Marin City is surrounded by natural beauty, and there are many opportunities for outdoor recreation in the community. Residents can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and in the waters off our coastline.  

There are also several parks and playgrounds in and around Marin City, including the George Rocky Graham Park, which has a nice playground, and picnic area for the little ones. 

Hiking and Biking: The Marin Headlands, located nearby, offers a network of trails that wind through breathtaking landscapes. Whether you prefer leisurely walks or challenging hikes, there's something for everyone.


Water Sports: With the bay at your doorstep, water sports enthusiasts can enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing. Just a few minutes into Greenbrae is The Marin Rowing Association which offers opportunities for rowing enthusiasts.


Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Explore the natural wonders of this vast recreational area, from stunning beaches to historic sites. Take some time at the Marin Mammal Center, or go surfing at Rodeo Breach, don't forget to capture a memorable sunset.


Mountain Tamalpais: Located just a short drive away, Mount Tamalpais State Park offers more challenging hiking trails and panoramic views of the entire Bay Area.




While Marin City may be a quiet neighborhood, it's not far from the cultural and entertainment offerings of surrounding areas including San Francisco.  Whether you're into theater, music, or art, there's always something happening nearby.

Marin City has a vibrant arts and culture scene. The Marin City Art Center offers a variety of classes and workshops in art, music, and dance. There are also theaters and music venues in Marin City, including at the Marin City Community Center.



School Information:

Marin City is served by the Sausalito Marin City School District. The district has two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Marin City also has a preschool and a charter school.

For families with children, Marin City provides access to quality educational opportunities. The Marin City community is served by the Sausalito Marin City School District, which includes Martin Luther King Jr. Academy and Willow Creek Academy. These schools are committed to providing a nurturing and academically rich environment for students. There are a number of private and Parochial schools within an easy drive as well.

For older students, Tamalpais High School, located in nearby Mill Valley, is renowned for its excellent academic programs and extracurricular activities.



Houses and Condos in Marin City

The houses in Marin City are a mix of single-family homes, townhouse condominiums, and apartments complexes. Many of the single-family homes were built in the 1940s and 1950s, and they have a mid-century modern style. The townhouses and apartments were built more recently, and they offer a variety of amenities, such as pools, fitness centers, parking and great views.



Home Prices in Marin City

The median home price in Marin City was approximately $800,000 to $1.2. However, home prices and condo prices can vary depending on the size and style of the home, as well as the location.

For example, single-family homes in Marin City will typically sell for more than townhouse condominiums, however everything depends on overall condition of the property, plus having nice  views adds to the value

If you're looking to buy or rent, this neighborhood offers a variety of housing options to suit different lifestyles and budgets. Here's a glimpse of what you can expect:



Housing Styles:

Marin City boasts a diverse range of housing styles, reflecting its eclectic community. You'll find everything from cozy bungalows and mid-century modern homes to contemporary townhouse condominiums and apartment complexes. Many properties offer stunning bay views.




Marin City is a vibrant and diverse community with a lot to offer its residents. It is a great place to live for people who are looking for a community with a strong sense of place.

Marin City, Sausalito, offers a harmonious blend of tranquility and community spirit in a stunning waterfront setting. It’s ideal location, with easy access to outdoor adventures, cultural amenities, and quality schools, makes it a top choice for families and individuals seeking a well-rounded California lifestyle.



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