Fairfax

When purchasing homes for sale in Fairfax, you're also purchasing a history. There's still a whiff of 60s counter-culture.

Welcome to Fairfax

Offers that rare thing in Marin: affordability.
 
When purchasing homes for sale in Fairfax, you're also purchasing a history. There's still a whiff of 60s counter-culture in Fairfax, where the Jefferson Airplane once played softball with the Grateful Dead. This town of 7500 residents that sits just north of Mt Tam is 30 minutes from San Francisco, and 17 miles from Pt Reyes. Fairfax offers that rare thing in Marin: affordability.
 

Local Lifestyle

The heart of Fairfax is Broadway Boulevard. Parallel to Sir Frances Drake, which is the main traffic corridor heading west toward Pt Reyes, Broadway is a perfect walking street where locals shop at the Coffee Roastery, purchase fresh local produce at the farmer's market, and duck into Fairfax Variety for toys, tchochkes, and old-timey candy. If Fairfax feels like it is living in a time warp, that's just fine with its residents who have passed ordinances prohibiting chain stores, plastic bags, and Styrofoam takeout food packaging.
 

Things to Do

The art deco movie theater on Broadway, and nightclub 19 Broadway which features live music are at the center of the action when it comes to nightlife in Fairfax. Kids can still ride their bikes to school in Fairfax.
 

Schools

Fairfax is served by three public schools, Virginia Avenue Elementary, Shirley Lane Elementary, and Fairfax Middle School, all of which are strongly supported by parents and civic groups.
 

Restaurants

 

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Overview for Fairfax, CA

8,796 people live in Fairfax, where the median age is 48.3 and the average individual income is $61,090. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,796

Total Population

48.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$61,090

Average individual Income

Around Fairfax, CA

There's plenty to do around Fairfax, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

5
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
25
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kathleen McDonough Physical Therapy, Lavin Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness, and Mayan Fitness.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.22 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.77 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.67 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.79 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.13 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.82 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fairfax, CA

Fairfax has 3,803 households, with an average household size of 2.3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fairfax do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,796 people call Fairfax home. The population density is 617.74 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,796

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

48.3

Median Age

47.31 / 52.69%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,803

Total Households

2.3

Average Household Size

$61,090

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Fairfax, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Fairfax. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Cascade Canyon School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Ross Valley Charter
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
White Hill Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5

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