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 July 29, 2021
7
Listed
35
Avg. DOM
$763.88
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,249,000
Med. List Price
7 Properties
Open 8/1
74 Laura Lane Fairfax, CA 94930
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,305
Sq.Ft.
1954
Year Built
8
Days on Site
321067741
MLS
Pride of ownership exudes from every inch of this Mid-century marvel. This suburban oasis is situated on a cul-de-sac in the highly desirable Oak Manor neighborhood, allowing access to top schools...
6
Beds
5
Baths
4,506
Sq.Ft.
8
Days on Site
321066404
MLS
Rarely available, gated Fairfax hillside estate on almost 2 acres with pool & panoramic views. This spectacular 6 bed 5 bath home offers three en-suite bedrooms, including a 600 ft primary suite on...
Open 7/29
9 Bridge Court Fairfax, CA 94930
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,271
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
3
Days on Site
321063333
MLS
Location! Location! Location! Nestled in the heart of downtown Fairfax, this is the one you have been waiting for. Charm of the era! Adorable 2 story brown-shingle cottage located in The Flats and...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,753
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
11
Days on Site
321067120
MLS
Coveted Oak Manor two story home on 1/3 acre lot enjoys breathtaking views of Mt. Tam, verdant open space & magical peekaboo bay & bridge outlooks. Main level w/magical outlooks of Marin's natural...
$3,500,000
Subdivision: Arrowood - 6 Homes
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,327
Sq.Ft.
2017
Year Built
64
Days on Site
321045724
MLS
Contemporary Modern, Custom Built 2017. Quality, attention to detail, the finest materials & energy efficient systems await. Sited perfectly on 2 acres for privacy, Mt. Tam views and it's under 2...
Open 8/1
305 Tamalpais Road Fairfax, CA 94930
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
872
Sq.Ft.
1925
Year Built
70
Days on Site
321027950
MLS
Cozy Hideaway or expansion opportunity in the Fairfax Hills. Nestled on almost 1/3 acre, this charming cottage has a detached studio and a double carport and a sunny deck. Inside you'll find a...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,230
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
64
Days on Site
321033089
MLS
This two bedroom and one and half bathroom home nestled in a serene location in the city of Fairfax. Entertain in your sun filled formal dining area and kitchen that features a tile island, gas range...

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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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