Larkspur is one of the most charming towns in all of Marin County with a population of 12,000 and some of the best schools in the country.
The town of Larkspur has Marin’s main ferry terminal located in the Larkspur Landing area on the San Francisco Bay, which makes for an easy commute for passengers headed to the Financial District in San Francisco.
Larkspur has commuter buses to speed you into downtown San Francisco in 40 minutes. Estimated drive time is 30 minutes without commute traffic. Alternatively, the Larkspur Ferry Terminal is located just down the road in Larkspur Landing.
Larkspur is one of the most charming towns in all of Marin County and home to some of the best schools in the country. Located less than fifteen miles from San Francisco, Larkspur is in the center of the county. The town of Larkspur has Marin’s main ferry terminal located in the Larkspur Landing area on the San Francisco Bay, which makes for an easy commute for passengers headed to the Financial District in San Francisco. There is also a scenic downtown, which is officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main street, Magnolia Avenue, is lined with small boutique shops and an assortment of fine restaurants.
Location, Climate, and Weather in Larkspur
Larkspur is a small town that covers just over three-square miles and is located in Marin County with Corte Madera to the east, Kentfield to the west and is separated by a hill from Mill Valley to the south. The temperature ranges from an average low of 41 degrees, to an average high of 85 degrees. The rainfall averages 47 inches per year. Larkspur has two major areas, one is along the Highway 101 corridor and is the section of Larkspur that is on the San Francisco Bay. This includes the Marin Country Mart and the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. The other section of Larkspur is adjacent to Madrone Canyon at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, west of Highway 101, along Magnolia Avenue. Larkspur’s temperate weather and amazing location is perfect for outdoor recreation.
Larkspur schools are known for their excellence and diversity. Larkspur schools are part of the Larkspur – Corte Madera School District. This is a distinguished school district and is highly sought after. All schools in the districts have API’s over 850, and all schools are ranked at a 9 or better on the state-wide ranking system.
Larkspur’s public schools are Neil Cummins School for kindergarten through 4th grade, Hall Middle School serves grades 5 to 8, and The Cove School elementary school opened in the fall of 2014 to better educate this growing family friendly community.
There are numerous private schools such as St. Patrick School serving students 1 through 8 grades. Please see Larkspur’s Quick Links for additional schools and links to their websites.
Marin Catholic High School is a Roman Catholic co-educational college preparatory, grades 9 through 12. The student population currently numbers around 725. The administrators, faculty, and staff of Marin Catholic work hard to maintain a dynamic, student-centered environment, one that affords its young women and men every opportunity to achieve excellence.
Residences of Larkspur are fortunate to attend Redwood High School; it is nationally ranked and recognized as one of the premier high schools in the nation with some of the State’s highest test scores, rates of graduation, and college acceptance.