Corte Madera

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Welcome to Corte Madera

A verdant and ethereal community


While it may be a small and old town, Corte Madera's stunning location and appeal make it an allure for residents and visitors alike. Located at the intersection of San Francisco bay, Corte Madera Creek, and the foot of the legendary Mount Tamalpais, the town is a place to be.

Known as the hidden jewel of Marin County, the town is a perfect balance of urban and rural living. People lucky to call this place home take advantage of their good fortune by embracing the Mediterranean climate to enjoy outdoor activities.

Along with the thriving natural environment and excellent weather, Corte Madera is home to some nationally accredited schools and neighborhoods with distinctive personalities making up the community.

What to Love

  • Laid-back and outdoor lifestyle
  • The typically sunny weather 
  • World-class hiking trails
  • Award-winning schools

Local Lifestyle

Corte Madera reflects the easy outdoor living associated with a California lifestyle. With approximately 9,000 residents, the small town has a big and vibrant community that enjoys biking, hiking, participating in community events, and supporting education.

You can describe the town as the perfect blend of an active community with a nonchalant lifestyle. Corte Madera's residents place high importance on education, offering a range of highly ranked schooling options.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Corte Madera has two of Marin County's exquisite shopping centers– The Village and The Town Center. The Village is an open-air shopping center with stores like Apple, the Gallery at the Village, Lululemon, Nordstrom, and restaurants like Bazille, Boudin SF, and RH Rooftop restaurant.

The Town Center is an upscale shopping center that combines retail services, conventional retail, and beautiful restaurants to serve its community. The center is characterized by meandering pedestrian pathways connecting the buildings, highlighted by outdoor plazas and dramatic towers.

Corte Madera has its share of exceptional California restaurants where you can indulge in novelle meals influenced by the season's farm bounty. For example, II Fornaio is an upmarket chain for authentic and freshly baked Italian meals, including pastries and pizza. Likewise, Pacific Catch is a seafood restaurant renowned for preparing every kind of seafood with a Pacific Rim influence.

Become part of a larger group in an exclusive setting by joining The Bay Club Marin, an executive club. The club provides unmatched experiences with state-of-the-art recreation, fitness, and hospitality with access to amenities, including kid's programs and camps, fitness training, sauna, family events, parties and events, squash, yoga, and a steam room.

You can never go wrong with shopping; Urban Outfitters is an in-store shopping store with quirky home decor items and on-trend fashion accessories. Crate and Barrel offers a variety of chic kitchenware, stylish furniture, and other home essentials.

Things to do

For bird watchers, Shorebird Marsh and Corte Madera Marsh Ecological Reserve is a 31-acre wildlife habitat that provides nesting and feeding areas for migrating sandpipers, meadowlarks, great egrets, and avocets.

Corte Madera Creek is an excellent place to practice rowing. The short-term stream flowing into San Francisco bay is filled with various fish species and birds. Whether rowing, boating, or enjoying the panoramic views of the waterfront homes surrounded by lush hills, the Creek provides a serene place to enjoy a quiet space and nature.

Corte Madera Farmer's market in the Town Center has an array of vendors selling organic and fresh farm produce. Open every Wednesday from noon until 5:00 PM, bakers, food purveyors, and local and regional farmers showcase their high-quality and organic creations.


Residents of Corte Madera have access to award-winning private and public schools, including:

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