Welcome to Corte Madera
Charming and centrally-located, this beautiful community offers homeowners the best of both worlds
Known for its idyllic blend of urban convenience and picturesque rural splendor, Corte Madera has a little something for everyone. Widely considered one of Marin County’s most beloved gems, this one-of-a-kind neighborhood has everything from world-class nature reserves and hiking trails to high-end shopping centers and an unbelievable dining scene.
With a name that directly translates to “cut wood” from Spanish, the town played a tremendous role in the local logging industry which took advantage of the area’s abundance of redwood. Today, the town is well known for its incredible panoramic views, exceptional outdoor recreational activities, and fantastic entertainment.
Not only can residents enjoy a plethora of local activities, but the community’s ideal location is just one more advantage for homeowners. Corte Madera is 8 miles and an approximately 10-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge. Being so centrally located allows homeowners to enjoy the benefits that come from working in the big city while being able to live in this small, charming neighborhood with a laid-back atmosphere.
What to Love
- Beautiful scenery and vibrant panoramic views
- Ideal location just minutes from San Francisco
- Outstanding local school district
There is a welcoming and inviting feeling that permeates every corner of Corte Madera which is filled with friendly neighbors, a rich history, and a dedication to creating the best possible future. The inviting community atmosphere has helped make Corte Madera one of the most attractive communities for young families which has also helped neighborhood businesses thrive and created a booming social scene for homeowners to enjoy.
There is also a distinct appreciation for the outdoors throughout the community, with many residents taking full advantage of the numerous recreational activities available to them. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, and fishing are among the most popular activities for local homeowners.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There can be no doubt that the dining scene in Corte Madera is one of the best around with numerous highly-rated restaurants and popular eateries through. Burmatown is certainly one of the most popular places in town. With it’s homestyle Burmese cuisine and eclectic array of fresh and innovative Asian inspired dishes, Burmatown leaves little to be desired.
When residents are in the mood for fine-dining and timeless classics, there’s no place better than RH Rooftop Restaurant. RH Rooftop resides on the third floor of Restoration Hardware Marin, a 60,000 square-foot design gallery that blurs the lines between residentials and retail, indoors and outdoors, home and hospitality. You can enjoy their menu for brunch and dinner, along with a selection of wines from esteemed vintners in the United States and Europe.
Honoring their Mexican culinary traditions, Flores serves some of the best classic Latin food around and has become a real staple in the Corte Madera community. Their dedication to authentic and traditional Mexican cuisine can be felt throughout the menu which includes carnitas tacos, carne asada with salsa molcajete, enchiladas de pollo, and some of the world’s best churros with caramel.
Things to Do
While residents are able to enjoy an easy commute to San Francisco, there’s really no need to leave Corte Madera to find things to do. Ring Mountain Preserve is a beautiful place to spend the day hiking throughout some of the area’s most spectacular scenery. With world-class trails leading through a variety of ecosystems and historic sites, visitors will often feel like they’ve wandered into a fairytale, enjoying some of the most stunning 360-degree views in all of California.
Piccolo Pavillion in the Old Town Square is one of the most popular places for local gatherings, events, and festivals. Set in the heart of the community, this charming gazebo is the perfect setting for concerts and showcases. The Village at Corte Madera is known throughout the area as one of the best high-end shopping destinations in the state. With internationally recognized brands like Free People, Nordstrom, and Jo Malone, visitors can rest assured they’ll find everything they could possibly need in this shopping center before stopping by any of the numerous highly-rated restaurants nearby.
Corte Madera residents are served by The Cove Elementary or Neil Cummins Elementary, Hall Middle School and Redwood High School, part of the award-winning Tamalpais High School District. Learn more about the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District .