Welcome to Kentfield and Ross
Kentfield’s central location and breathtaking vistas make it an ideal location to own a home. Kentfield and Ross real estate is generally set well back from the streets and meander among pine, redwood, and Manzanita trees. These spacious homes are mostly set on large lots, are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings, and offer a woodsy, country feeling. With no specific town of Kentfield, the community is nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, bordered by Larkspur and Ross…
There are several different neighborhoods in Kentfield. The community of Kent Woodlands is considered a more established “higher-end” neighborhood with larger 4-5 bedroom homes on nice lots. The Del Mesa and Laurel Grove areas also have expansive homes and some celebrity neighbors. Kentfield’s massive homes, top school districts, and green foliage make it one of the most exclusive zip codes in the country.
Because Ross is a smaller, exclusive community, there are usually only about 30 pieces of Ross real estate that are on the market at any given time with an average price of $4 million. The homes are typically large on big lots, gated, and very well cared for. Families will often settle in Ross just for the excellent Ross School which is a K-8 school of excellent reputation and the Branson School which is an independent college preparatory school. The residents of Ross have used their wealth to create one of the most beautiful communities in the country.
A community-funded re-design of Ross Elementary School will make it one of the nicest public schools in the country. The school has already won awards as one of the top ten schools in the nation. Their academic ranking is in the 99th percentile, the highest any school can achieve. Ross is often characterized as the suburban ideal and can easily be portrayed as a fortress of gracious living.
The Marin Art and Garden Center is a beautiful ten-acre site that houses several non-profit community groups and offers classes and activities. Shaded roads enhance this lovely town of grand estates and custom luxury homes. These large properties in park-like settings often have accommodations for horses, tennis courts, and swimming pools. In the center of the town, is a very quaint commercial area featuring restaurants and boutiques. One of which, the Ross Grocery, has been operated by the same family since WWII.