Welcome to Larkspur
This historic community with small-town charm offers homeowners the ideal escape from the busy city
Just a short drive over the Golden Gate Bridge or a quick ferry ride across the San Francisco Bay, Larkspur offers homeowners an idyllic small-town lifestyle filled with a charming historic atmosphere, welcoming and friendly neighbors, and the perfect blend of suburban serenity and urban convenience that has made this community one of the most desirable around.
A thriving and vibrant city since its incorporation in 1908, this community’s strong historical connection can be felt throughout every corner, especially in the beloved Downtown District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and filled with one-of-a-kind boutiques, world-class restaurants, and unbelievable Victorian architecture that has visitors feeling like they’ve stepped back in time.
There is also a deep appreciation for the stunning natural scenery that surrounds the community, with incredible forests, parks, and reserves throughout the area helping to maintain the community’s rural appeal.
What to Love
Ideal location just outside of San Francisco
An idyllic blend of urban and suburban lifestyles
Charming and welcoming community
Larkspur is considered one of the more affluent neighborhoods just outside of San Francisco, and residents here are able to enjoy a plethora of amenities and advantages within the community. Not only are there numerous highly-rated eateries and shopping destinations, but there are also incredible art galleries, cultural centers, and entertainment venues to enjoy throughout the year. Neighbors are also extremely dedicated to the community itself, with many taking part in local organizations and projects.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There can be no doubt that Larkspur’s dining scene is one of the best around. Several popular restaurants and highly-rated eateries can be found lining the streets, including Farmshop. This innovative and market-driven restaurant is dedicated to serving the best of local Californian cuisine. A true farm-to-table concept, their menu includes delights like seared Scottish salmon, a beautiful red wine braised short rib, and a fantastic poached chicken salad that guests absolutely adore.
Restaurant Picco serves a unique and modern approach to classic Italian cuisine, with an exciting menu with outstanding dishes like mesquite-grilled hen of the woods mushroom, gnocchi with fennel sausage, and roasted pork and beef meatballs with San Marzano tomatoes.
When residents are in the mood for Burmese and Asian fusion, again there’s no better place than Burmatown. This world-class restaurant is an intimate, yet casual Michelin Star restaurant which features a mixture of Burmese cuisine along with innovative asian fusion dishes.
Things to Do
Residents can easily take advantage of the short commute into San Francisco to enjoy the unbelievable array of entertainment and recreational activities found there. However, Larkspur itself is also filled with fun and exciting things to do all year round. The Lark Theater is one of the neighborhood’s most beloved landmarks. Playing a central role in the community since it first opened in 1936, this one-of-a-kind theater is the best place to enjoy unique films, documentaries, and artistic events.
The Marin Country Mart is an open-air shopping village that offers guests a wide selection of world-class brand-name stores, exceptional dining opportunities, and a variety of annual and weekly events. The much-beloved local Farmers Market can be found here every Saturday all year round, making it one of the most popular weekend destinations in town. When Larkspur residents hope to get out and enjoy the beautiful landscape around them, they’ll almost certainly end up visiting Baltimore Canyon. With over 193-acres of preserved secluded land, this stunning National Park is home to jaw-dropping redwood trees, 30-foot cascading waterfalls, and beautiful and diverse woodlands that offer the perfect escape for anyone hoping for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Larkspur residents have access to award-winning public K-12 schools. Students can attend Neil Cummins Elementary, Hall Middle School and high school students attend Redwood High School, part of the award-winning Tamalpais High School District. Learn more about the Larkspur School District .