Larkspur is a city in Marin County, California, United States. Larkspur is located 3 miles south of San Rafael, at an elevation of 43 feet. The city's population was 12,396. Larkspur is located north of San Francisco near Mount Tamalpais. Intersecting Larkspur's downtown is Madrone Canyon, a residential area amidst a redwood grove.

Historic Downtown Larkspur         
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the magical stretch of Magnolia Avenue known as "Downtown Larkspur" seems anything but downtown. A walk down this street is like time travel into one of America's past eras when California meant gold, lumber, cattle and infinite possibilities.         
Today, fashionable stores and restaurants line the street among the dozens of historic buildings and landmarks. Fine crystal, lingerie, art, clothing, foods, coffee houses, cafes and restaurants are all within walking distance.

Larkpur's Heritage Preservation Board periodically sponsors special heritage events, including Historic Larkspur Walking Tours of Baltimore-Madrone Canyon and the Historic Downtown.


Bon Air Center was built in 1952 as Greenbrae’s commercial and community center. Today the center remains a focal point for local services, retail and restaurant offerings making it an ideal place to shop, dine, stroll and gather with friends. From a massage and a blow dry, to new shoes and dinner, Bon Air has it all. Throughout the year the center hosts community events that showcase local interests and activities. With a whole new look, Bon Air continues to be the center that brings the community together.

Larkspur Landing

Larkspur Landing is a transportation, business and shopping hub. Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry service operates daily with a Marin - San Francisco schedule tailored to both commuters and visitors. A wide range of office buildings and the planned Smart Train station make it a vibrant business location.  Shoppers enjoy Marin Country Mart, and visitors stay at Courtyard by Marriott, Larkspur's only hotel.

North Magnolia

At the foot of the mountain toward Kentfield and College of Marin, the businesses of North Magnolia offer locals and visitors a range of products and services: banking, wellness, home health supplies, skin care & beauty, massage & yoga, formal wear, home décor & furnishings, party goods, real estate services, premium California wines, storage, and tutoring. 

Redwood Highway/Industrial

Situated adjacent to Corte Madera Creek and Highway 101 is the industrial heart of Larkspur. Anchored by Cost Plus Plaza, the area is filled with the warehouses, service and retail businesses that continue to serve the community along the route of Marin's original state highway.

Larkspur Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry service operates daily with a Larkspur - San Francisco schedule tailored to both commuters and visitors. Giants fan? You can take the Ferry right to a game. Looking for a day adventure in San Francisco, or bringing visitors to Marin? The Ferry is the best way to beat traffic and see the Bay from its best vantage point - the water.

Larkspur - San Francisco Ferry schedule is here.

Map of the Larkspur Ferry Terminal and transit (bus, bike) options here.

The house shown immediately below is 577 Magnolia which was originally built in 1909 and which I sold for $2,125,000. It is located adjacent to downtown Larkspur and the historic Lark Theater.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
Great schools
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Walking / Hiking trails
Updated Aug 10, 2022 12:15:pm
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