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Fairfax

The charm of Fairfax is hard to resist. Spend a Saturday hanging out in the relaxed and unpretentious downtown and you’ll see why. You can sunbathe in the park, take a yoga class, grab dinner, and see a live band or movie all within a radius of a few blocks. The range of businesses is extensive for such a small downtown too, with an organic market, traditional grocery store, a brewery, bakery, ice cream parlor, clothing stores, hardware store, nursery, bike shops, surf shop, and more. With so many conveniences, it’s no wonder Fairfax boasts one of the highest Walkscores in the county. Residents have resisted  big chains coming into town, so everything has a friendly, local feel. With a variety of restaurants, two nightclubs, and several bars it’s a hot spot at night by Marin standards, but it’s the abundance of warm days and outdoor activities that really seal the deal. Fairfax is the birthplace of mountain biking, and both bikers and hikers are drawn to the popular trails at Deer Park and nearby Cataract Falls. With the proximity to the beach, Point Reyes and San Geronimo Valley, people come from all over to join in the fun on the weekends. Top-notch schools, including Manor Elementary, White Hill Middle and Sir Francis Drake High School round out the incredible array of amenities that Fairfax has to offer.

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