Glad to answer your question. Larkspur is one of my favorite cities in all of Marin, (it's a hard choice since all of Marin is so magical) - my husband and I used to live in Baltimore Canyon years ago, and now we live in the town just south - Corte Madera.
Yes, the weather can vary depending on the location - the canyon areas are beautiful with lush Redwood Trees and a creeklike setting, but it does tend to be darker in those areas. There are pockets of Larkspur with gorgeous sunny weather, especially on the east side of Magnolia, like Monte Vista, Meadowood, an areas called Heather Gardens and Palm Hill- and other areas as well.
In real esate, sometimes it's house by house for specific weather patterns!
Marin is full of micro climates in every city. Larkspur is tucked away in Central Marin, so the temperature and overall weather is milder than say towns in S. Marin (Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon) where you are dealing with wind, fog, and cooler temperatures.
I personally think Larkspur is one of the best weather areas in Marin because of it's Central location.
The further west or norh you go, the temperature rises.
If I can be of further assistance, let me know. We are located in Central Marin in Corte Madera.
Cheers, Madeline Schaider
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Alain Pinel Realtors
You might be interested in attending the Marin Home, Community and School Seminar I hold. I have a date coming up later this month, to RSVP or for more info, go to: I cover the micro climates as well.
You are correct that Larkspur has some of the best weather in Marin. Personally I love the community. The fog in Marin seems to dissipate right about the Larkspur and Greenbrae communities. Parts of Corte Madera tend to have more wind and fog than Larkspur and Greenbrae do, but that also depends upon location within the community. This is not to say there is never fog here but this area of central Marin has quite possibly the best weather. I know because I live here.
That said, it seems that areas of Larkspur are either sunny or dark. Areas of Madrone Canyon and streets west of Magnolia Ave. such as Madrone and others can be rather dark. There are nice homes in the area but the darkness can turn off some people. It is based more on the neighborhood than it is based upon how high up one might be.
If you are interested, I'd be happy to give you a tour of the area and point out the different areas so that you can understand better.
I hope this helps.