Nestled near the heart of Marin County, Larkspur is only 16 miles from San Francisco and 3 miles away from San Rafael, making it the perfect hub for transportation. Larkspur has a ferry terminal for commuters going to and from San Francisco and Marin County. As of 2019, Larkspur also has a Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Train station, and before 1941, the North Pacific Coast Railroad ran through Larkspur as well. Larkspur has a population of around 12,375, and it has been referred to as the “Gem of California.”
Fairfax is located in Marin County and has a population of 7,441 as of 2010. Fairfax, California is actually an incorporated town with a cozy downtown area and a total area of 2.2 square miles. Like other neighboring towns and cities, Fairfax was once a part of Indigenous lands, occupied by the Coast Miwok. Of note, the last political duel took place in Fairfax in 1861, and a B-17 Flying Fortress crashed in the hills just west of Fairfax in 1946.