When you purchase a home in Fairfax, you’re also purchasing history.

There’s still a whiff of 1960s counterculture in Fairfax, where the Jefferson Airplane once played softball with the Grateful Dead. This town of 7,500 residents just north of Mount Tamalpais is 30 minutes from San Francisco, less than 20 miles from Point Reyes, and is known as one of Marin County’s more affordable communities.

The heart of Fairfax is Broadway Boulevard, which parallels Sir Frances Drake Boulevard, the main traffic corridor heading west. Broadway is a perfect walking street where locals shop at Fairfax Coffee Roastery, purchase fresh local produce at the farmers market, and duck into Fairfax Variety for toys, tchotchkes, and 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. The art-deco movie theater and 19 Broadway Bar & Night Club are at the center of the action when it comes to nightlife in Fairfax.

Fairafx is also home to some great mountain biking with easy access to Mount Tam and Camp Tamarancho

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Biketoberfest Marin 2019

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Sat, Oct 12 | Fairfax Biketoberfest Marin 2019 Bikes. Beer. Music. Food. Community. Start your day with a road, MTB, gravel, or e-bike group ride, then roll back to Fairfax…

Biketoberfest Marin Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 MCBC’s fall celebration of bikes, music, food and family fun – plus a stellar brewfest! This fun-filled event brings everyone together –  including commuters, roadies, mountain…

Biketoberfest 2017 NEW DATE! November 4th

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WHEN: Saturday, November 4th, 2017 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (Rain or Shine!) WHERE: FAIRFAX, CA – Birthplace of the mountain bike! FairAnselm Plaza 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax, CA 94930…

MCBC Solstice Fondo – Epic MTB ride & BBQ

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July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm $50 - $130 Celebrate the long days with a long ride! The Marin County Bicycle Coalition is proud to announce the return…