5.3 out of 10


37.9461666441626 -122.542815362295
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Average Neighborhood, Expensive Location"

Hillview in Larkspur is a pretty average looking residential neighborhood. But as anyone who knows anything about Larkspur and Marin County, there is nothing average about the home prices here. So even an average looking neighborhood like this, filled with nice but not opulent Ranch style homes on nicely kept wide streets, will actually have very, very expensive homes in it. These Ranch homes that would probably sell for $400 K or so across the Bay, sell for more than $1 million here.

That is not really surprising. What Larkspur has that those East Bay homes don’t have is great schools and safety--and people will definitely pay extra for those benefits.

As far as commuting, you can be to almost anywhere in SF or the northern East Bay within an hour. You could also head north and make it as far as Petaluma within an hour.

There are some nearby restaurants and some Larkspur watering holes as well, even if these are not anything that people will go out of their way to find.

Overall an average neighborhood made above average by...you guessed it, location, location, location. That’s what it’s all about, after all.
  • Great Schools
  • Close to Natural Wonders
  • Safe as it Gets
  • Very Expensive
  • Long Commutes for Most
  • Not Much by Way of Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish

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