Tiburon is the quintessential community in a thriving metropolitan area and its appeal is invigorated by its interesting history. It features some of the most magnificent real estate available in the world. Many of the estate homes have breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the world-famous skyline of San Francisco.
The unsurpassed beauty, exclusive lifestyle, and award-winning schools make Tiburon one of the country’s best places to live.
Tiburon is located just 15.3 miles from Lombard Street in San Francisco and estimated drive time is 25 minutes without commute traffic. Alternatively, Tiburon has the Golden Gate Transit commuter buses for service to San Francisco. The Tiburon Ferry Landing is located downtown, on Main Street.
Main Street in downtown Tiburon is reminiscent of quaint fishing villages and offers numerous small boutiques and fine dining restaurants that cater to both residents and tourists. The unsurpassed beauty, exclusive lifestyle, and award-winning schools make Tiburon one of the country’s best places to live.
Location, Climate and Weather in Tiburon
This upscale community lies just 6 miles north of San Francisco and the fast ferry services to the city make Tiburon very conveniently located. Sheltered from the Pacific winds by majestic Mount Tamalpais and surrounded by water on three sides, Tiburon experiences a Mediterranean climate. The temperature ranges from an average low of 38 degrees, to a high of 85. The rainfall averages 47 inches per year. The Tiburon Peninsula is four miles long, one mile wide, and includes ten square miles of San Francisco Bay. The smaller city of Belvedere occupies the south-east part of the peninsula and is contiguous with Tiburon. Angel Island State Park, accessible via a fifteen-minute ferry ride, is also part of Tiburon. The town is bordered by Mill Valley and Corte Madera.
Dotted along the hillsides of the Tiburon Peninsula are magnificent clusters of middle to late twentieth century homes with glorious views of San Francisco, Angel Island, Richardson Bay, the East Bay, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Interspersed amongst these homes are large tracts of land, with considerable biodiversity, which the community has set aside as open space for the enjoyment of the public.
Tiburon is in the Reed Union School District. The district is comprised of three schools: Reed Elementary (grades kindergarten-2); Bel Aire Elementary (grades 3-5); and Del Mar (grades 6-8). All of them have been recognized as “California Distinguished Schools.” There is also St. Hilary School, a Catholic primary school for children grades kindergarten-8 located in the district. Reed Union School District continues to be considered one of the best school districts in the nation. Reed School District schools rate well into the 900s according to the California Department of Education Academic Performance Index (API) – a standard of excellence.
The Reed Union School District schools share the services of a psychologist, a speech and language therapist, an information services coordinator and assistant, part-time aides for limited English-speaking students, a part time school nurse, and a district health specialist. Instructional aides help in the elementary classrooms at Reed and Bel Aire Schools. Each school is assigned a special education resource specialist, art, music, and physical education teachers, as well as a technology facilitator. Bel Aire and Reed Schools have reading specialists to oversee intervention literacy programs and work collaboratively with the resource teachers in the Learning Center to provide services for all students in need. Spanish is taught in grades 3-8. Parent-paid school bus transportation is available to and from all three sites.
After-school programs are available through the recreation departments in Belvedere/Tiburon and Corte Madera and through Tiburon Peninsula’s Soccer League, Softball League, and Little League. Childcare is available through the Belvedere-Tiburon Child Care Center, located on both the Reed and Bel Aire School campuses.
Parents participate in Parent Teacher Association (PTA) sponsored activities and assist in the classrooms, libraries, and other school site locations. They also serve on the School Site Councils and the Board of Trustees. Parents, community members, and local businesses support schools through a parcel tax that provides for small class size and two bond measures to improve facilities. The parent-led Reed Schools Foundation funds Spanish, technology, art, music, physical education, and site enhancements.
Residences of Tiburon are fortunate to attend Redwood High School, 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.