There is lots to like about Kentifield. It is the home to heads of industry, sports stars, actors, lawyers, doctors, and bon vivants old and young. The Kent family name is pervasive throughout Marin. Family patriarch Albert Kent bought the 800-acre valley that would later become Kentfield and his son, William, became a congressman, philanthropist, and founder of Muir Woods. Kentfield’s primary attributes include: gracious homes, stunning views, wooded neighborhoods featuring privacy, and excellent schools.
The weather in Kentfield and throughout Ross Valley is delighful–although records indicate that Kentfield is the wettest spot in the Bay Area, Kentfield residents know that Ross actually gets more rain. Average rainfall is about 47 inches. Nonetheless, weekend baseball remains popular (see below picture).
Housing and Education
Kentfield is defined by Kent Woodlands, which is a majical community at the base of the Tamalpais Watershed, featuring stunning homes on large parcels (often a couple acres or more), many with superlative views. Home prices in Kent Woodlands start at about $2 million. Many families seek out Kentfield so that their children can attend the Kentfield School District–Anthony G. Bacich Elementary School and the Adaline E. Kent Middle School. The district features a strong educational program, there is lots of parental involvement, numerous extracurricular actvities, and very effective fund-raising groups. Bacich routinely scores within the top 2 or 3 schools in Marin (and Marin schools, across the board, are some of the best in the state). Recent surveys indicate that about 60% of adults have college degrees and 26% hold post-graduate degrees.
Lots of residents prefer the family car, and traffic can get congested along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (which extends from HWY 101 west through Ross Valley and out to Nicasio and Western Marin). But, there is plenty of public transit. And it is just a short hop to the ferry terminal at Larkspur Landing.
Weather Average temperature is 59 degrees, with an average maximum temperature of 70 degrees and an average low of 48. From July to September, highs get into the 80s. The fog experienced in San Francisco and Southern Marin generally does not migrate to Kentfield. And since it is inland it tends to be hotter in the summer than other communities closer to the coast. As noted above, Kentfield is renowned for its great weather.
Kentfield MLS Listings
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