Explore Corte Madera & Larkspur

people eating lunch at the rustic bakery and cafe
Marin Country Mart: Photo by Rustic Bakery

“Twin cities” Larkspur and Corte Madera share a police department and a school district, and the area is a retail mecca, with plenty of shops located at the Marin Country MartThe Village at Corte Madera and the Town Center Corte Madera. Larkspur and Corte Madera are linked by the NWP Railroad Trail, which was once a corridor for the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, an electric line that shuttled passengers between Sausalito and San Anselmo until the early 1940s. The towns come together every Fourth of July for an Independence Day celebration (back this year after a pandemic pause!) that includes a parade, arts and crafts, live music, kids’ activities and food. Each town, however, has its own distinguishing characteristics and history.

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Poggio Pizza
Perry's Larkspur Club Sandwich
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Left Bank
Left Bank
Perry's Larkspur
Perry's Larkspur
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By the Bay Health
By the Bay Health
Marin Country Mart
Marin Country Mart
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A Modern New Larkspur Library Goes from Dream to Reality

Larkspur will have a new library complex by the end of 2025.

Wedding Inspiration: Maui, Stinson, Jenner and Perry’s in Larkspur

Four couples on how they met and planned their big event.

Conversation with Doug McConnell

The Marin journalist and naturalist is approaching 50 years as a broadcaster.


Vintage Corte Madera

An old photo opens up a cache of memories.

Exploring Baltimore Canyon’s Rich History

How can there be a Baltimore Canyon in Larkspur, California? We explore the history behind the name.

Marin History: Hotel Larkspur

Even though this landmark has had only a few owners in 127 years, it’s got a colorful history.


Modern Classic: Taylor Yang Designs a Larkspur Home With Timeless Appeal

After purchasing a vacant lot in a Larkspur, a couple turns to a local designer to fit their family’s needs and aesthetic.

Rising From the Ashes: A Historic Corte Madera Home Gets Rebuilt

When a fire caused by an over-the-counter cleaning product destroyed the home they loved, a Corte Madera family of four was determined to rebuild it.

This Corte Madera Remodel is Cool on the Outside, Warm on the Inside

A remodel carefully crafted by architects Heidi Richardson and Andrew Pribuss, and designer Alden Miller.

Retro Revival: This Hillside Home in Corte Madera Is Playful and Bursting with Color

An airy adobe filled with retro details and saturated colors that nod to the blues and greens of the San Francisco Bay.

A Home to Walk to Town in Larkspur

A family comes out of the hills to be able to stroll to shops and be near school.

Larkspur Homes: A Place to Gather

New modifications to the yard and ceilings helped this family feel at home again.