Known for its funky, rustic charm, Fairfax is a global thinking, environmentally conscious community, often considered the most progressive of Marin’s incorporated cities. Fairfax is home to many local artists and musicians, and there’s still a whiff of 1960s counterculture. It is proud to have passed ordinances preventing chain stores, take-out Styrofoam food packaging and plastic bags.
The town’s Mediterranean climate encourages outdoor activities year-round. Fairfax is a draw for families who appreciate that its elementary schools and middle school are ranked some of the best in the state.
Right next door are the redwood-studded lands of the Marin Municipal Water District, where residents can enjoy an abundance of hiking and mountain biking trails.