Larkspur, CA (Greenbrae)




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About Larkspur, CA (Greenbrae)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Greenbrae median real estate price is $1,673,570, which is more expensive than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in California and 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Greenbrae is currently $3,921, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in California.

Greenbrae is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Larkspur, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Greenbrae real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Greenbrae neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Greenbrae are 5.0%, which is lower than one will find in 75.9% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Greenbrae is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Greenbrae neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Greenbrae is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Greenbrae neighborhood, is that an incredible 86.4% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Greenbrae neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 97.6% of all American neighborhoods.

Also of note, one way that the Greenbrae neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Greenbrae neighborhood, 5.3% of people ride a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry ridership than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, in the Greenbrae neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 11.1% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.7% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Greenbrae neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Greenbrae is among the best neighborhoods for families in California. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.9% of neighborhoods in the entire state of California. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Greenbrae neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and active retirees.

Also, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 42.7% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Finally, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Greenbrae neighborhood may actually hold the key. 69.5% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Greenbrae neighborhood has more Canadian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 1.5% have Brazilian ancestry.

Greenbrae is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Greenbrae neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 63.1% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Greenbrae neighborhood in Larkspur are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 65.7% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Greenbrae neighborhood, 63.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (6.0%), and 4.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Greenbrae neighborhood in Larkspur, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (15.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (13.5%), along with some Russian ancestry residents (6.4%), among others. In addition, 17.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Greenbrae neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and German.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Greenbrae neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (26.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (77.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.5%) and 7.7% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Larkspur 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Greenbrae 0.101011101001110
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California 26.18
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Larkspur 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Tamiscal High (Alternative)
305 Doherty Dr.
Larkspur, CA, 94939
09-12
Redwood High
395 Doherty Dr.
Larkspur, CA, 94939
09-12
San Andreas High (Continuation)
599 William Ave.
Larkspur, CA, 94939
10-12
Sir Francis Drake High
1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA, 94960
09-12
Tamalpais High
700 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA, 94941
09-12

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Adaline E. Kent Middle
800 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA, 94904
05-08
Anthony G. Bacich Elementary
699 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Kentfield, CA, 94904
KG-04

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