5.3 out of 10

San Quentin Peninsula

37.9462075597271 -122.509312046037
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Ferry, Mall, High-Priced Condos"

Just to the northwest of San Quentin State Prison is this most eastern section of Larkspur. It’s most prominent landmark is the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, with its huge parking lot up against the breaking waves of the bay.

Just to the north of the ferry terminal just off Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is an open air sort of mall (basically a slightly glorified strip malls) that has the usual things you might expect, such as a Bed, Bath & Beyond, a 24-Hour Fitness and a Yoga -Works. It is a bit of a tourist trap on the weekends drawing those who have just crossed the Richmond Bridge and are on their way to beach or one of the many outdoor attractions of Marin.

North of the mall there is a hotel and several apartments. The hotel is a Courtyard Marriot, so it is pretty nice.

I am not sure how much most of these cost to buy but I did notice that the condos over in the Drake’s Cove area run in the $900,000 range. They have nice views, but this still seems very, very high for condos.

Overall, this is a nice location, well situated for taking the ferry into the city and for have a nice outdoor life. But, as should be clear from what I have already said, very, very, very overpriced.
  • Close to Ferry
  • Nice Views
  • Great Location
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Mall is a Bit of a Tourist Trap
  • Close to San Quentin
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

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