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Old Tiburon

Marin’s diverse geography includes everything from urban area to seashore, freeways to mountains. Many of the towns, cities and unincorporated areas are so different from one another, they even have their own weather patterns. This month we look at Old Tiburon, also known as Lyford Cove.

Residents Say

"After the views and proximity to downtown, we love our neighbors who willingly share the tricky parking on our cow paths that pass for streets." Fran Wilson, resident

"We are in a perfect microclimate, which is subtropical, and many varieties of subtropical plants grow here, including angel’s trumpet." Courtney and Sandy Anderson, residents

"We love the ever-changing views of the bay in our cove, which is largely protected from wind and fog." Preston Petty, owner of Blinds & Designs

Where They Live

POPULATION 400–450 residential homes

WALKABILITY SCORE This location has an average Walk Score of 41 out of 100 — errands require a car.



SCHOOL DISTRICT Reed Union School District includes Reed Elementary (K–2), Bel Aire Elementary (3–5) and Del Mar Middle School (6–8). In addition, Saint Hilary School, a private Catholic school for grades K–8, is located in Tiburon. High school students attend Redwood High School.

NEAREST SHOPPING CENTER Downtown Tiburon. Restaurants are known for five-star views, and shoppers can visit Historic Ark Row with 18 one-of-a-kind shops and galleries.

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