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Liz McCarthy, Real Estate Pro in Greenbrae, CA
Wed Oct 24, 2012
Liz McCarthy answered:
If your children are indeed very young, Belvedere may be a bit harder to navigate with strollers, but on the positive side, it's very close to the services in town of TIburon and you can easily walk there. Tiburon in general also isn't known as a "walkable" town, as it encompasses a large geographic area (unless you happen to find a home at the tip of the Peninsula (near Belvedere) where you can walk to the restaurants and shops right near the ferry. You didn't ask, but down-town Mill Valley is known as one of the most "walkable" areas and is very desirable for families for that reason.

On a side note: The weather in general in Tiburon and Belvedere (and Mill Valley) has MANY micro-climates, depending upon where your house is. It's important to understand this phenomenon that many folks moving to Marin from other parts of the country don't anticipate.

Last summer, all of Southern Marin (Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere and Sausalito) were exceptionally cold and foggy for the most of the summer. Towns just north, (starting at Corte Madera, Larkspur, Greenbrae, San Anselmo , Ross and Kentfield.are MUCH warmer in the summer). The winter weather tends to be similar wherever you live. If you do enjoy warm summer weather, this should be taken into account when you are looking for the best place to end up in Marin County.

As it sounds as if you are a mom to young children, I'd highly recommend joining the Southern Marin Moms Club. For a small annual membership fee, you can ask MANY moms their opinions of all the different towns in Marin. the link for the mom's club is: http://www.southernmarinmoms.com/

Liz McCarthy
Broker McGuire
415-250-4929
Liz@BayAreaRealEstateSales.com
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H,  in Belvedere, CA
Tue Jun 23, 2009
H answered:
One of the Best!! Your family would absolutely love all that this wonderful town has to offer! Fantastic schools, parks, bike path, water activities....especially if you pick a location with a level lot close to downtown!! You would really get a feel of the community by attending one of the free "concerts in the park" during the summer. ... more
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Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Sun Jun 15, 2008
Jed Lane answered:
You will probably pick up what you need in Tiburon on your way to Belvedere. At the free way exit is a large shopping center and there are smaller areas to pich things up before you cross the water to get to Belvedere, which is an island off the Tiburon peninsula. ... more
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Phillipa Cri…, Real Estate Pro in Tiburon, CA
Thu May 8, 2008
Phillipa Criswell answered:
Belvedere is a truly beautiful spot with views out over the San Francisco Bay and at the city of San Francisco. There is not a lot of flat land in Belvedere (there is one street on the main island that was a nine hole golf course in the 30's and 40's). The flat areas of Belvedere are in the lagoon area that were reclaimed in the 1950's
I bought my first piece of land on the tip of Belvedere island in 1975 and built my first home. The population of Belvedere is small about 3000 or less. Belvedere shares its zip code with Tiburon (about 7000 residents). There is no dominant architecture, the first homes would have been built as summer homes for San Franciscans, most of those do not remain. The oldest homes that have survived are from the early 1900's. Architecture is eclectic, as are the residents. Residents do maintain their homes and gardens and it is a treat to walk the streets
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Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Easy access to transit in Tiburon If you live on the lagoon, yes you can live without a car. If you live on the island, you have to like walking up and down hills. But what a beautiful walk! ... more
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Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
None in Belvedere. Sometimes Tiburon Blvd (access to Belvedere from highway 101) can get congested, but once in Belvedere the pace slows down.
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Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Tiburon has it all. Main Street is lined with restaurants with outdoor seating on the water. It is a thriving magnet for tourists and boating people alike, who keep it busy nights and weekends. ... more
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Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
There is a bike path open to runners and walkers along the entire Tiburon Peninsula, passing along the edge of Belvedere. Belvedere also has one beautiful downtown park, not needing more since it is really a small city. ... more
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Eduardo Gute…, Real Estate Pro in San Rafael, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
There is no crime. Absolutely safe at all times.
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