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LARKSPUR

Beautiful scenery and gorgeous weather work together to make Larkspur a serene place both to visit and to live. Larkspur is a charming community with a distinctive small-town flavor, situated at the foot of scenic Mount Tamalpais. A picturesque main street, historic Victorian homes, and the architectural award-winning Larkspur Landing create a unique ambiance.

This city of 12,000 residents is tucked away at the base of Mt. Tamalpais halfway between Sausalito and San Rafael. Larkspur is far enough away from Highway 101 to give you a feeling of seclusion, while at the same time it is close enough to provide for quick commutes. With its distinguishing architectural features, historical downtown district, and the residents' commitment to preserving a small town ambience, Larkspur has been labeled "typical of a small California town at the turn of the century." Magnolia Avenue adds to the town’s enchantment. A medley of wonderful shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and galleries line the attractive streets.

Primarily an inland community, the area of Larkspur that fronts the water is home to the county's largest ferry terminal, Larkspur Landing. The ferries offer dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the City skyline as you make your way towards the historic San Francisco Ferry Building.

 
LARKSPUR Resources
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.

Demographics

Larkspur Demographics

Population (2000): 12,014
Median resident age: 45.9
Average household income (2000): $66,710
Mean home price (2004): $663,000

Government

City of Larkspur

Telephone: 415.927.5110

Council meets first and third Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

County of Marin

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

HISTORY
The Larkspur Historical Society
Police/Fire
Fire Stations

Fire Station 15 (Downtown Larkspur)

420 Magnolia Avenue Larkspur, CA 94977
Telephone: 415.927.5007

Police Stations

Twin Cities Police Department

250 Doherty Drive Larkspur, CA 94925
Telephone: 415.927.5150

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.

LIBRARIES

Larkspur Public Library

Larkspur City Hall 400 Magnolia Avenue First Floor Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.927.5005

FARMER'S MARKET

Larkspur Landing Farmers' Market

Larkspur Landing Larkspur Landing Circle Larkspur, CA 94925
Telephone: 415.382.7846

May - October on Saturdays 10AM - 2PM

COMMUNITY GROUPS

Corte Madera/Larkspur Mothers' Club

P.O. Box 823 Corte Madera, CA 94977
Telephone: 415.451.7234

Marin Girls Softball

San Rafael, CA
Telephone: 415.721.4647

Tidalwaves Swim Team

Larkspur, CA 94930
Telephone: 415.924.7206

RECREATION

Larkspur Recreation Department

400 Magnolia Avenue Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.927.5110

Religious/Faith

Calvary Baptist Church of Larkspur

2 Baltimore Avenue Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.924.2250

Saint Patrick's Church

114 King Street Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.924.0600

Schools

Larkspur School District

Hall Middle School

200 Doherty Drive Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.927.6978

347 students; Grades 6-8; Public

Marin Primary And Middle School

20 Magnolia Avenue Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.924.2608

232 students; PK-8; Private

Neil Cummins Elementary

58 Mohawk Avenue Corte Madera, CA 94925
Telephone: 415.927.6965

An award-winning public school for kindergarten through fifth graders in the Larkspur School District

620 students; K-5; Public

Redwood High School

395 Doherty Drive Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.924.6200

1434 students; Grades 8-12; Public

San Andreas High

599 William Avenue Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.945.3770

140 students; Grades 10-12; Public

St. Patrick School

120 King Street Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.924.0501

256 students; K-8; Private

Tamiscal High (Alternative)

305 Doherty Drive Larkspur, CA 94939
Telephone: 415.945.3750

99 students; Grades 9-12; Public
An independent study high school

Utilities

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

WEATHER

Local Weather

Winter temperatures range from 41 to 75
Spring temperatures range from 44 to 76
Summer temperatures range from 49 to 85
Fall temperatures range from 50 to 82
Rainfall 55-65 days per year
Precipitation 43 inches per year

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