Can you describe how Fairfax looks and feels for a person that has never lived here?

Asked by Halley S., New York, NY Mon Apr 23, 2007

Do residents maintain their homes and lawns? Are there dramatic differences between different neighborhoods or zip codes? Is there a dominant architecture throughout the city?

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Jennifer Boe…, Agent, Greenbrae, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Fairfax is a relaxed, easygoing, non-hurried type of town. Those who live here like it this way. The terrain is hilly, lush with trees and natural settings. Originally it was a summering town for people from San Francisco. The architecture would fall in the style of cottage/bungalow.
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Blaine Morris, Agent, Kentfield, CA
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Fairfax is truely a jewell for some, a little rough around the edges for others. Historically, it's been a semi-working class town, at least by Marin standards. With the rising home prices, the profile is becomming more similar to the rest of Marin. You can defintely find value in Fairfax. Think hippies and bohemian types mingled with young professional families. Fairfax works hard to maintain its unique culture and feel. For such a small town, Fairfax has the most vibrant nightlife in Marin. On any given night, there will be 4-5 live music venues, and a dozen restaurants, plus a multi-screen movie theater. In the summer, there is a weekly farmer's market which has evolved into a weekly community gathering.
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