Trulia Community - Advice from neighbors and local experts

Find Your Community
We couldn't find that location. Please try again.
Get Expert Advice

Kentfield : Real Estate Advice

  • All17
  • Local Info9
  • Home Buying2
  • Home Selling0
  • Market Conditions1

Activity 14
Sun Apr 9, 2017
Kmhilken asked:
Fri Aug 21, 2015
Kathleen Diringer answered:
Kentfield Gardens, as the neighborhood is called, is in a Flood Zone Per JCP Natural Hazards Report. Cost for insurance is something you can contact any insurance agent in Marin to discuss. The creek is part of the open space marsh lands in Marin County. We have numerous locations such as Corte Madera, San Rafael, and Novato. In regards to landfill, some dirt was brought in long ago in the 50s to compensate the high water mark in the area. The area was a race track in the old days - with many saloons. :) ... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Tue Mar 12, 2013
Leigha answered:
Yes Kentfield is a great. We have great schools, parks, neighborhood activities. Hiking and biking trails.
0 votes 9 answers Share Flag
Sat Nov 10, 2012
Liz Williamson Williamson answered:
Hi Claire,
I just did a check on our MLS and there is nothing on our system. There are a few companies that strictly deal with rentals. Give them a call directly as they may have something coming up or not on the mls,
Foundation Rental & Relocation 415 507-9600 or Prandi Management: 415 482-9971.
The other option of course is Craigslist for any owner or landlord who is renting without an agent.
Good luck
... more
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Thu Feb 11, 2010
Tristan Celayeta answered:

The Marin Humane Society provides a list of dog parks in the county - see below.

You'll find a pretty expansive list of Bay Area parks/preserves/trails that allow dogs at, ... more
0 votes 3 answers Share Flag
Wed Apr 30, 2008
Paolo Fraschetti answered:
Hi Stephan,
the Real Estate Market in Kentfield (Single Family homes and Condos) has been good in the year 2007: 78 Units have been sold compared to 55 in '06; the average sold price in '07 was $2,409,345 compared to $1,616,245 in '06; the price per Sq.foot was $792 compared to $693 in '06. There has been a slight increase on the amount of days that a home stays on the market. In '07, the average home was sold after 68 days compared to 57 in '06.

For your knowledge the average sold price in '05 was $2,166,492; the units sold were 69; the price per Sq.foot was $729 and the days on the market were 73.

For the first quarter of '08 here are the numbers: 15 units sold; average sold price $2,464,267; $825 per Sq.foot; 119 days on the market. For the first quarter of '07 the numbers were: 23 units sold; average sold price $3,035,011; $824 per Sq.foot; 111 days on the market.

Kentfield with no doubt is a highly desirable place to live for its excellent School District, the good weather and great location.
Here in Kentfield you will always find a good value in investing your money.

Paolo Fraschetti
Coldwell Banker Greenbrae
... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Not a center of night life, the social scene, for what there is, is centered around the College. It's a pretty quiet town.
0 votes 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
The area of stores is divided into two parts; one along College Avenue, the other along Magnolia. There is one primary grocery store, the Woodlands Market, truly top rate, located between the two areas. There are small restaurants and coffee shops along both roads and a smattering of retails stores. Many of the stores along College Avenue are influenced by the immediate proximity of College of Marin, our local community college, catering to both the young and the adult community who want keep going to school. A great place! ... more
1 vote 1 answer Share Flag
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Kentfield is a small town in the center of the most desirable part of Marin County. There is not true city, but a small center with two areas of stores, but it's mostly a residential town. Being such a prime place to live, homeowners go to great lengths to make their home reflect that reality. Whether it be small home in the flats of a larger home in the hills or the enclave of Kent Woodlands, most people have remodeled their homes to reflect the 21st century style. Most homes were built in the 60's, but as in all Marin, there are pockets of hundred year old homes, summer cottages or hunting lodges or great estates, maintained, expanded and modernized. The style of homes were mainly ranch, but there are so many other styles it's hard to keep track. ... more
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Regular bus service travels along all the main roads. If you lived in the flats, you could certainly live without a car, if you liked to walk.
1 vote 2 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Traffic tends to bottleneck at the corner of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and College Avenue, due either to rush hour or College traffic. Traffic along Magnolia, on the other hand is typically quite light. By most standards, there are nop traffic problems. The main commute path is Sir Francis Drake, which can back up during rush hour. ... more
0 votes 2 answers Share Flag
Mon Apr 23, 2007
Eduardo Gutekunst answered:
Crime is not an issue. It is safe to walk the streets in any area.
0 votes 4 answers Share Flag
Search Advice