Kentfield is situated between Ross and Larkspur, providing a country atmosphere for homes that are set back from the road among pines and redwoods.
The unincorporated community of Kentfield is governed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, who are known to pay close attention to the wishes of the residents, especially concerning development. Kentfield is nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, bordered by Larkspur and Ross with a population of about 7,000. Home to the College of Marin, Kentfield has many secluded homes that meander among the pine, redwood, and Manzanita with low-profile roofing in an effort to blend in with the natural surroundings. In general, the housing here is upper middle class to wealthy with many residences being estate-sized homes on large lots. Much attention has been focused on the local schools with Bacich Primary and Kent Middle being two of the highest rated schools in Marin.
This area's locale provides for top quality hiking and mountain biking trails along with spectacular views found only in a valley city. With a mild climate, even when it is foggy in nearby areas, Kentfield is generally sunny and a bit warmer than surrounding areas.
Kentfield is home to the southern campus for the College of Marin, although residents of both communities rely on nearby Larkspur for most dining and shopping. Just over the hill in San Rafael lies a kaleidoscope of expanded urban amenities.