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 May 26, 2020
12
Listed
30
Avg. DOM
$545.14
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,098,500
Med. List Price
12 Properties
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,209
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
1
Days on Site
22011428
MLS
Privacy and panoramic views await at this sweet vintage home on lower Manor Hill! You will feel a world away on Berry Trail, a unique walking path with quick access in minutes to vibrant Downtown...
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,322
Sq.Ft.
1946
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22010904
MLS
Fabulous Fairfax location right off Cascade and close to town, schools, park and trails. Charming and special home in sunny, private setting with street level entrance. Great areas for play and...
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
5,297
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
4
Days on Site
22010758
MLS
Retreat to Fairfax and enjoy fresh air, hiking/biking trails, and miles of open space, right outside your front door from this contemporary 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom, 5,000+-square-foot residence on 1....
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,020
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
8
Days on Site
22008348
MLS
Ideally located on a street to street lot & walking distance to downtown.This masterfully renovated 4BR/3BA property perfectly blends vintage charm with contemporary flare. A sunny enclosed porch...
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,020
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
21
Days on Site
22009696
MLS
Why not live the relaxed Fairfax lifestyle! The house is nestled low on hill behind the town and has recently been beautifully remodeled with new real hardwood floors, kitchen and bath upgrades,...
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,788
Sq.Ft.
1922
Year Built
22
Days on Site
22009625
MLS
There is a gem of a neighborhood in Fairfax in the flats right behind town. This desirable sunny community is close the action of downtown, yet very quiet and near all the trailheads of Fairfax and...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,293
Sq.Ft.
1913
Year Built
22
Days on Site
22008878
MLS
Just moments from the quaint Fairfax Village, yet tucked away from the world, you will find an enchanting oasis at 18 Redwoood Road! This duplex offers so much flexibility. Occupy 1 unit and have...
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,308
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
22
Days on Site
22009490
MLS
Walking distance to downtown, yet graced w/ bucolic hill views & a complete sense of privacy. This fabulous Fairfax home was remodeled down to the studs: maple kitchen cabinets, restoration hardware...
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,324
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
30
Days on Site
22007620
MLS
Enjoy Hilltop Views, close to the charming town of Fairfax! The house needs some updating, but it has great potential! This three level hillside home has two decks to enjoy nature with lots of...
$1,630,000
Subdivision: Custom Home
4
Beds
4
Baths
3,730
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
76
Days on Site
22003607
MLS
Away from the crowds in a peaceful country hideaway. To appreciate this custom built 3700+/- sq ft 4BR/4BA+ stunning home with attached Dble garage + detached studio take a ride with the professional...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,189
Sq.Ft.
1924
Year Built
78
Days on Site
22002601
MLS
Major Price Adjustment. Duplex in the Scenic Hills of Fairfax. Cottage Setting Down the Path of Berry Trail. Beautiful Views of the Fairfax Valley. Spacious 1 BR/!BA up($1200) and smaller unit down...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,386
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
84
Days on Site
22004745
MLS
Come home to Fairfax and relax in this tastefully updated contemporary town home in highly desirable Canon Village. A very special sought after community surrounded by nature....yet a stroll to...

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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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