Welcome to Kentfield
Rising from the flat plains along the northwestern shores of the San Francisco Bay and into the rolling hills of Kent Woodlands and the northern slopes of Mount Tamalpais, Kentfield is one of Marin County’s most exclusive communities. The community is named for Albert and Adeline Kent, whose congressman son William bequeathed the nearby Muir Woods
to the government for the protection of its beautiful native redwoods. Sometimes considered a contiguous community, Kentfield has a population of just under 6,000, while the higher-elevation Kent Woodlands is home to fewer than 2,000 residents.
Kentfield’s quiet residential neighborhoods, captivating San Francisco Bay views, and surrounding open space combine to make this a highly sought-after community. The real estate mix is generally comprised of attractive mid-century and contemporary single-family homes. Real estate rising toward Kent Woodlands is particularly prized, with lavish estates and spacious lots providing some of Marin County’s finest views.
What to Love
- Magnificent hillside homes with spectacular bay views
- Peaceful and private
- Easy highway access
- Surrounded by open space
- The College of Marin
- Excellent markets and restaurants
People & Lifestyle
Kentfield is predominantly residential, with the majestic surrounding landscape lending the community in an incredible sense of tranquility. Highway 101 is three miles to the east, and San Francisco is just 14 miles away via the Golden Gate Bridge. This wonderful mix of accessibility and calm seclusion make Kentfield a favored choice among affluent families, with more than one-third of households containing children under the age of 18.
The College of Marin
is renowned for its theater department, producing alumni such as Robin Williams and having the highest Julliard transfer acceptance rate of any two-year community college. The beautiful historic campus is considered a Kentfield landmark.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
is a neighborhood cornerstone, selling fresh organic produce and offering an excellent deli selection. There are a handful of restaurants within Kentfield, mostly located around the Marin College campus. Guesthouse Marin
has attracted buzz for its creative contemporary American fare, while Half Day Café and the café at Woodlands Market both serve great brunch foods. Kentwood is well-placed for accessing the downtown amenities in the neighboring communities of Ross, Greenbrae, and Larkspur.
Things to Do
Kentfield is surrounded by the natural splendor of Marin County, including the 193-acre Baltimore Canyon Open Space Preserve
along its western edge. Baltimore Canyon’s many trails follow meandering creeks and boast scenic views including a magnificent waterfall. Kentfield’s proximity to Highway 101 means that residents enjoy some of Marin County’s most convenient access to Downtown San Francisco’s countless world-class attractions and amenities.
Kentfield is home to the coveted Kentfield Elementary School District, ranked among the top 5% in California. Highlights include:
Anthony G. Bacich Elementary: Grades K-4, Public
Adaline E. Kent Middle: Grades 5-8, Public
Marin Catholic High School: Grades 9-12, Private (Catholic)