Here is my advice...
To be very clear, the commute that you are asking about can be tough if you are driving into SF 8-9:45am and back during the 3:45- 6:30pm time.
I do not mean to discourage you from Marin but I'm sure the reason you want to move here is probably to improve your quality of life, not add to your level of stress and increase time in the driver's seat. Any agent or friend telling you something different is really not looking out for you.
If you have to commute south, consider being in Southern or Central Marin if at all possible.
If on the other hand you have a 'flex-time' option or you can work at home, than by all means ... Fairfax might just be the ticket! The best new market in Marin (in my opinion), the Good Earth resides in Fairfax. Wonderful houses, cute town and bike friendly.
Better yet, do a dry run a couple of times in the same time frames you need to commute. That way you will know for sure. It is much better to take a day or two off for an experiment than making the mistake of buying in the wrong location.
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Mary Kay and Kathy
One is out SFD Blvd and then either out the Miracle Mile or stay on SFD. The other is out on
Center to either SFD or the Miracle Mile. If you go early enough, before 8 am, the commute is not bad but otherwise it can be congested and take a while. Schools, two lanes, traffic lights, etc. 45minutes ++.
I think it will take at least 20 minutes to get to the freeway then what ever the traffic is to get to the city and then to your destination in the city.
There is also the Ferry from Larkspur which take 30-45 minutes to the Ferry Bldg in SF.
Need to get there early for free parking.
However the commute may be well worth it. Fairfax is a wonderful town , really the only one left of the old Marin feel. Lots of community, good schools, restaurants, Good Earth store, theatre and warm weather.
Let me know if I can help get you any more info you may need.
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