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 September 26, 2022
8
Listed
26
Avg. DOM
$761.60
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,345,000
Med. List Price
8 Properties
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,320
Sq.Ft.
1934
Year Built
4
Days on Site
322087660
MLS
Incredibly special property on 2.16 acres nestled in the hills of Fairfax where you can enjoy fresh air and dramatic views of unspoiled open space of Mt. Tam and beyond. Bordering the Mt. Tam...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,160
Sq.Ft.
1918
Year Built
5
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
1,288
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
7
Days on Site
322086164
MLS
This well situated, private, three bedroom, two bath home has been updated and prepared for the next owner to enjoy! Take advantage of this move-in ready property with serene views of the majestic...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,375
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
12
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
17
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
38
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...
3
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,446
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
48
Days on Site
322074812
MLS
A rare event: New Construction in Marin! The joy of living in brand new construction in the flats near town awaits you. With no detail spared in the build, this new home offers taste, versatility,...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,132
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
82
Days on Site
322061501
MLS
Perched high up in Cascade canyon with amazing views of Mount Tamalpais, this beautiful single-level home has been well loved by the same family for over 40 years. Spanning over 2100 sq/ft you'll...

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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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