Fairfax is a close-knit, family friendly community with a history that continues to shape its culture. In fact, in the national issue of Men’s Journal of Health, Fairfax ranks in the “Top 50 Places to Live”. Surrounded by extensive open space, the town is a hiking and mountain biking Mecca and this environment is preserved through the local advocacy of environmental sustainability and community building work. The vibrant downtown has many stores, charming restaurants and the most nightlife in Marin County. Many events take place year round as well. The residents of Fairfax celebrate its uniqueness and recognize the part their town has played in the history of Marin County.
Buying a home in Fairfax is reasonable by Marin standards. It is situated amongst the picturesque sylvan setting of Northern California, enjoys a Mediterranean climate, and is considered the most progressive of Marin’s 11 incorporated cities, yet home prices in Fairfax are under the median prices for the rest of Marin real estate. It is an affordable, central Marin location which is included in the distinguished Ross Valley School District.