ISLAND LIVING IN THE BAY AREA
Magnificent homes perched on hillsides with commanding views of San Francisco Bay define Belvedere, one of Marin County and the Bay Area’s most desirable communities. With waterfront vistas that rival the Côte d'Azur (and prices to match), Belvedere is one of Marin's most exclusive enclaves.
Waterfront activities are the reason many people move to Belvedere. Located on two former islands now filled in with causeways and separated by a private lagoon popular with kayakers, Belvedere is all about water. The San Francisco Yacht Club calls the city home.
There’s no disputing that Belvedere is pricey. The lowest-priced homes and fixer-uppers start well north of a million dollars. Homes in the upper echelons fetch tens of millions of dollars.
A walk along any of the meandering streets will not disappoint. You will see stunning homes, tucked behind stone walls or iron gates and in between catch majestic views of the Bay and San Francisco.
Take in the fresh air of coastal breezes with moderate temperatures year round. The average low in January is 50⁰, the average high in July is 75⁰. It's safe to say you'll get sunny days most of the year.
Stroll Main Street to check out a range of shops and boutiques. We love Madison for women’s clothes, ask for the owner Karen. Woodlands Market is a stunning grocery store offering local, organic goods. And during the summer the farmers market is not to be beat, boasting the best sourced produce, dairy and meats.
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT
Voted best outdoor dining in the Bay - enjoy a drink or a bite on the deck at Sam’s Anchor Café. It’s been around forever and offers a terrific maritime charm. We also love Don Antonio Trattoria on Main Street which will take you back in time for classic Italian fare. Or grab a coffee and a pastry at Rustic Bakery in the Boardwark Shopping Center.
OUTDOORS AND FITNESS
The path along San Rafael Avenue offers a stunning vista for running, walking or taking the dogs out for some exercise. Walk the streets of the island for a vertical challenge. Or befriend a member of the yacht club to get out on a boat and sail the Bay.
• Downtown SF - approx 42 minutes, 30 by ferry
• SFO - approx 47 minutes
• OAK - approx 1 hour 15 minutes