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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.

Chamber of Commerce

Larkspur Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 315 Larkspur, CA 94977
Telephone: 415.838.0038

Unites businesses, local leaders and concerned citizens of Larkspur, Greenbrae, Kentfield and Ross.


Kentfield Demographics

Population (2000): 6351
Median resident age: 44.7
Average household income (2000): $117,457
Mean home price (2004): $907,300


County of Marin

3501 Civic Center Drive San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.7331

Fire Stations

Kentfield Fire Protection District

1004 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Kentfield, CA 94904
Telephone: 415.453.7464

Police Stations

Marin County Sheriff's Office

3501 Civic Center Drive, #145 San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.7250 or 911

Responsible for patrol services, prevention of crime and apprehension of criminals in unincorporated areas, and investigates criminal activity. It provides Mutual Aid support to local law enforcement and processes civil writs; serves court warrants.

Marin Sheriff's Office & Emergency Services

3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 266 San Rafael, CA 94903
Telephone: 415.499.6584

Preparing for Earthquakes, Floods, Fires, Landslides, Volcanoes; Children and special populations; Pets and other animals; Securing furniture and bolting foundations; and more.


Greenbrae Property Owners' Association (GPOA)

P.O. Box 383 Kentfield, CA 94914
Telephone: 415.461.7338

Marin Pirates Swim Team

Kentfield, Fairfax and Novato, CA

Marin Race Walkers

P.O. Box 21 Kentfield, CA 94914
Telephone: 415.461.6843

Ross Valley Mothers' Club

P.O. Box 2449 San Anselmo, CA 94979
Telephone: 415.721.4576

Since the summer of 1993, we have provided a community for families in the Ross Valley area: Kentfield, Greenbrae, Ross, San Anselmo, Fairfax and surrounding towns.


St. Anselm Church

97 Shady Lane P.O. Box 1061 Ross, CA 94957
Telephone: 415.453.2342

St. Anselm Church is a Roman Catholic Church that serves the people of Ross, San Anselmo and portions of Kentfield.


Kentfield School District

Bacich (Anthony G.) Elementary School

25 McAllister Avenue Kentfield, CA 94904
Telephone: 415.925.2220

484 students; K-4; Public

Kent (Adaline E.) Middle School

250 Stadium Way Kentfield, CA 94904
Telephone: 415.458.5970

485 students; Grades 5-8; Public


Sanitary District #1 (Ross Valley)

2000 Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.461.1122

Marin Recycling Center

535 Jacoby St. San Rafael, CA 94501
Telephone: 415.453.1404

Marin Municipal Water District

220 Nellen Avenue Corte Madera, CA 94925
Telephone: 415.945.1455

Comcast of North Bay

AT&T Telephone

Telephone: 800.310.2355

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG & E)

Telephone: 800.743.5000


Local Weather

Winter temperatures range from 42 to 61
Spring temperatures range from 45 to 74
Summer temperatures range from 54 to 86
Fall temperatures range from 50 to 79
Rainfall 55-65 days per year
Precipitation 43 inches per year

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