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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 February 17, 2019
6
Listed
52
Avg. DOM
$683.51
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,132,500
Med. List Price
6 Properties Found.
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137 Mono Avenue
Fairfax, CA 94930
Open House
137 Mono Avenue Fairfax, CA 94930
1 of 17
$995,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
2
BATHS
1
SQ.FT.
922
BUILT
1927
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
21902624
Incredible Opportunity in downtown Fairfax on a street to street lot with commercial zoning on one street and residential zoning on the other. The lovely, light-filled 1920's two bedroom home...
72 San Gabriel Drive
Fairfax, CA 94930
Open House
72 San Gabriel Drive Fairfax, CA 94930
1 of 17
$1,350,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,475
BUILT
1956
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
21902589
Light, bright, and modern - ideally located in the flats just blocks from downtown Fairfax. Single-level and beautifully designed, enjoy the ease of living that comes with an open floorplan, clean...
16 Shemran Court
Fairfax, CA 94930
Open House
16 Shemran Court Fairfax, CA 94930
1 of 36
$1,150,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
4
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,411
BUILT
1969
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
21902404
Large turnkey home w peaceful creekside setting in small enclave with private park nearby. Stunning, newly remodeled kitchen centers open floor plan + rear Creekside deck. Great entertaining space....
41 Bosque Avenue
Fairfax, CA 94930
Open House
41 Bosque Avenue Fairfax, CA 94930
1 of 50
$1,249,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
1,855
BUILT
1930
ON SITE
80Days
MLS
21830039
This finely crafted contemporary home offers tranquil retreat style living in the coveted area of Monte Cristo,surrounded by natural beauty. This home is an expression of fine craftsmanship, warmth...
794 Bolinas Road
Fairfax, CA 94930
Open House
794 Bolinas Road Fairfax, CA 94930
1 of 47
$1,115,000 ( $34,000 )
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
2,598
BUILT
1989
ON SITE
100Days
MLS
21829059
New exciting price! This updated contemporary home built in 1989, offering an open floor plan and stylish appointments throughout.Updated kitchen and baths, + large spacious family room set on 1/2+...
139 Forrest Avenue
Fairfax, CA 94930
139 Forrest Avenue Fairfax, CA 94930
1 of 10
$699,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
2
SQ.FT.
1,326
BUILT
1930
ON SITE
103Days
MLS
21828617
A beautiful frame in which to create your own work of art. Plus Great location! Peaceful setting. Must love trees, valley views, and quiet. Can not be afraid of 44 steps in this upslope lot. 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

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.

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

Fairfax Real Estate Agents

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