New York City is a great place and easily the best city in the United States, but the cold weather, cost of real estate, private/public school nightmare and daily hassle of crowds and noise can make you wonder about other options.
One amazing option are the towns of Marin County, which start on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Towns like Kentfield and Ross offer some of the best public schools (K-12) in California (no ridiculous interviews, no $20,000-40,000 tuition) with beautiful homes which even can seem like a “deal” compared to what we are seeing in Manhattan and Brooklyn these days. Oh and by the way it is 61 and sunny there today. While just a 20 minute drive to another great city (San Francisco), an hour drive to Napa, and 3 hours to Lake Tahoe, you kind of have it all in Marin County.
Homes here have beautiful yards, views, and lots of space, typically around $700-1200/interior square foot, plus you get LAND!
Here are some current listings to browse:
- 201 South Ridgewood Road in Kentfield (More photos Here): 4 bedrooms, ~2600 square feet, ~.8 acres of land, a pool, Asking $1.8 Million.
- 660 Goodhill Rd in Kentfield (More photos Here): 4 bedrooms, ~7100 square feet, ~2.1 acres of land, sweeping views, a pool, Asking $8.9 Million.