7.1 out of 10

Larkspur Marina

37.9394573707278 -122.522964160087
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Beach Lovers


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

"Great But Overpriced Waterside Living"

The Larkspur Marina, like many places in the SF Bay Area, such as locations in Foster City and in Alameda, and Discovery Bay, offer homes with backyards facing the water. That is the appeal of locations like this. As you would expect the homes here are really nice. Not spectacular--but nice.

Many of the homes on the interior section of this neighborhood however, do not have boat access, facing an inward closed lagoon. For these homes it is just the pleasure looking out onto water from their backyards. These are million dollar homes and just like in Foster City, these date from the 1970’s when apparently this kind of neighborhood was a popular idea.

Overall this would be a pretty cool place to live, if you really like to be on the water, but if you are not that keen on it, just way, way overpriced. (Really, way overpriced anyway--but if people will buy these homes at those prices I guess someone thinks it is worth it.)
  • Great For Yachters
  • Great Schools
  • Close to Parks and Recreation
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Not All Homes Get Boat Access
  • Streets Are Narrow and It Is A Little Cramped
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Beach Lovers

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