Welcome to Larkspur
Just a short drive out of San Francisco and at the head of San Francisco Bay lies one of the state’s most elite and vibrant communities. Larkspur has become the dream town for anyone looking for the perfect mix of a peaceful, suburban life and easy access to all of the big city’s conveniences.
While initially laid out in 1887, the town was incorporated in 1908. Since then, it has continued to draw numerous residents looking to live a luxuriously charming lifestyle due to the absolutely beautiful year-round weather and world-class shops, restaurants, and amenities in the area.
Homes in Larkspur are of the highest quality and can be found in a wide range of different styles and architectures, including adobe, ranch, and numerous contemporary mansions, with many homes valued at well over $1 million.
What to Love
A tight-knit community with neighborly values
Beautiful surrounding area with a central location
Charming small-town lifestyle with access to city conveniences
People & Lifestyle
Larkspur is made up of highly educated professionals working white-collar jobs and retirees looking for a picturesque and delightful escape from the busy big city while remaining close by. As a result, the area is exceptionally affluent, with the cost of living coming in well over the national average.
Downtown Larkspur is a great place to spend an afternoon with loved ones. Many residents love walking through the numerous luxury boutiques and world-class restaurants. However, if you’re looking for more of an outdoorsy experience, you can always enjoy a stroll through any number of Larkspur’s nearby hiking trails.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Larkspur has become something of a foodie’s paradise, with numerous award-winning restaurants spread throughout the community. Perry’s on Magnolia is the perfect place to grab a bite of American classics such as loaded potato skins, New England clam chowder, and some of the best fried chicken around. If you’re in the mood for some deliciously sweet delights, you’ll undoubtedly want to check out Emporio Rulli. This one-of-a-kind Italian bakery serves authentic treats such as Italian fruit tarts, world-class baked goods, and cakes that will astound you.
Another local favorite is Pizzeria Picco. Guests enjoy pizzas that seem fresh out of Naples along with a bottle of one of their classic and beautifully paired wine options. Of course, if you’re looking for a cocktail, you’ll need to stop by Silver Peso, which is known for having some of the best bar service around.
Things to Do
If you love being outdoors, then you’ll fit right in with the rest of the community. Larkspur is full of outdoor recreational areas for residents to enjoy, making it a destination for the nation’s hiking and biking aficionados. Madrone Canyon in Mount Diablo State Park lets residents take an up-close and personal look at the area’s beautiful and varied ecosystem.
The hike takes an average of 1.5 hours to complete with an elevation of 550 feet, making it ideal for beginners and accomplished hikers alike. King Mountain Preserve is another local hotspot with over 100 acres of preserve land for visitors to enjoy, world-class and make sure you check out the array of stunning wildflowers in the spring.
If you’re looking for someplace to bring your kids on the weekend, then Piper Park is an absolute must. This fun and exciting playground has a wide variety of equipment so children can experiment with their own limits, helping them develop confidence in their own skills.
Larkspur also has an incredible farmers' market that many residents enjoy every Saturday all year-round. Here, you’ll find everything from fresh-caught fish to hand-pulled mozzarella spread throughout some of the freshest produce in California.
There is a demonstrable commitment to ensuring a quality education for every child in Larkspur. This can be seen through the many top-notch schools in the area, including:
Redwood High School, 9-12, exceptional public high school with students continually testing above the state average