Fairfax Homes & Real Estate

Uncover the top Fairfax homes for sale and all real estate in Marin County below! When you think about Marin County and all it has to offer, it's hard not to picture the city of Fairfax right off the bat. Widely considered to be one of the more progressive communities in the entire Bay Area, Fairfax already has a number of unique city ordinances in place the prevent chain stores from opening up in town, local restaurants from using styrofoam food packaging, and the use of plastic shopping bags that aren't considered environmentally-friendly. In addition, there's hardly a better location to enjoy an authentic sense of small town charm and character, which is all made possible thanks to the city's vibrant, lively, and incredibly walkable downtown. And because it's also situated only 3.25 miles northwest of San Rafael, what you can't find in Fairfax is likely only a short drive up to the nearest town, only adding to the convenience of calling this wonderful Marin County town home. For up-to-date information regarding properties for sale in Fairfax or to schedule a private home showing, contact your Bay Area real estate specialists today. Read more about Fairfax real estate.

Homes For Sale in Fairfax CA

Fairfax Real Estate Statistics December 6, 2022
7
Listed
58
Avg. DOM
$693.07
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,149,000
Med. List Price
7 Properties
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,426
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
8
Days on Site
322101918
MLS
Fantastic opportunity in the flats of Fairfax for a single-family home with highly coveted ADU. Perfectly located several blocks from downtown on a quaint tree lined street. Main home is 4 bed 2...
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,275
Sq.Ft.
1914
Year Built
21
Days on Site
322100339
MLS
Two houses on one lot! Light & bright 2bed/2bath main home with numerous lovely updates and stellar forever views of Ross Valley hills all the way to Mount Tamalpais. Enjoy turn-of-the-century charm...
1
Beds
1
Baths
556
Sq.Ft.
1920
Year Built
26
Days on Site
322097835
MLS
A gardener's paradise nestled between open space. Enjoy your morning coffee and tea looking at the beautiful vistas of the hills and bay. A perfect home for outdoor enthusiasts. Located at a...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,160
Sq.Ft.
1918
Year Built
76
Days on Site
322086564
MLS
Rustic Bungalow at its Best-Offers Peace and Tranquility when you open the gate and enter the brick walkway to the property. This 2BR/2BA home filled with charm and character. Upper level has a white...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,375
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
83
Days on Site
322084801
MLS
Charming, spacious, light-filled Fairfax home w/ stunning, unobstructed views of Mt. Tam. Whimsical glimpses of surrounding flower & fruit gardens perfectly compliment the green eco-design touches of...
3
Beds
2
Baths
152,460
Sq.Ft. Lot
1962
Year Built
88
Days on Site
322042311
MLS
3 Separate 1 acre+ parcels and a home being sold together (3.5 acres total).Properties present a wonderful opportunity. These are the last 3 privately owned lots on Bolinas Rd. One lot has a house...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
965
Sq.Ft.
1923
Year Built
109
Days on Site
322078327
MLS
Contractor Special or Investor opportunity with this fixer on a sun filled lot, in the Cascades of Fairfax. Demo has begun and building is ready for completion. Bring your contractor. This is the...

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Fairfax Real Estate Market

Properties in Fairfax vary from small homes on small lots to homes on acreage. The architectural styles are diverse, ranging from older cottages and ranch-style homes to modern contemporary homes. If the family oriented, laid back atmosphere of Fairfax appeals, it might be worth taking a look at homes in Fairfax. If buyers are lucky enough to find a fixer, housing is still fairly affordable in Fairfax. Although there are expensive multimillion-dollar homes, potential homeowners can also find some relatively modestly priced real estate; remember, however, this means modest by Bay Area or Marin standards. Many homes are located on hillsides and have decks or small yards. There is a definite rural feel to the homes in the area, despite the fact they are only minutes from the urban hustle and bustle of the city.

The Fairfax real estate market is about what any buyer would expect from a northern California town with a population of around 7,600 people. By now, most of the downtown area is entirely developed, so for building a dream home from the ground up here, buyers who are touring the area might have to look a little bit further outside of the city. Cottages and ranch style houses are common in terms of entry-level homes in Fairfax, while larger estates with a contemporary or mid-century modern flair tend to act as some of the more expensive housing options in town, which usually list for somewhere in between $2 and $3 million.

Fairfax Community Amenities

There is something for everybody in Fairfax. In June the biggest weekend of the year centers on the Fairfax Festival. Thousands come to enjoy a parade, food, drink, flea market, and live music. The other weekends of the year can be spent enjoying hiking and biking. Fairfax is the birthplace of the mountain bike, so there are lots of trails in the area. Each Wednesday, June through September, the Farmers' Market comes to town and is a gathering place for the community. Most evenings can be spent listening to the live music offered by the numerous clubs in town.

What makes the Fairfax, CA area so appealing to many of today's active home buyers is that it truly offers everything you could want in a new place to live, from top-notch schools and outdoor recreational amenities to a relatively close proximity to nearby San Francisco, which of course goes a long way in making any potential commute to work about as tolerable as possible. Nearby Cascade Canyon is easily one of our favorite places to go for a hike or mountain bike ride, and all the restaurants, bars, sidewalk cafes, and of course the famous Art Deco-style theatre help combine to give downtown Fairfax the kind of energy and character locals want in thier hometown, all without being overwhelming or going overboard in any way imaginable.

Fairfax School Information

Below is a list of schools in the city of Fairfax for buyers with school-aged children to consider:

  • White Hill Middle School - 101 Glen Drive
  • Manor Elementary School - 150 Oak Manor Drive
  • Cascade Canyon School - 102 Marinda Drive
  • Fairfax-San Anselmo Children's Center - 199 Porteous Avenue

Only about 30 minutes from San Francisco, Fairfax is a fun, community-friendly little town. Another of Marin County's liberal enclaves, the laid-back attitude and small town atmosphere make Fairfax a great place to live. There is a sense of community here; downtown has a real shopping area with a grocery, informal restaurants, and it's all within walking distance of many of the homes in the area.

Fairfax Real Estate Agents

If you're buying or selling a home in Fairfax, allow our team of Bay Area real estate professionals to guide you through the process with your Fairfax property today. As local real estate agents, we have exclusive insider knowledge of Fairfax market dynamics.

To learn more about agent representation while buying or selling your Fairfax home, contact Bay Area Modern. Check out our Free Market Analysis page to receive a free home value analysis in Fairfax.

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