Welcome to Greenbrae
Location and History
Greenbrae borders Larkspur, Kentfield and San Rafael and is centrally located. It is only 5 minutes from the San Rafael/Richmond Bridge, making a handy commute for people working in the East Bay, it is also just minutes away from the Larkspur ferry to San Francisco. Marin General Hospital, the county’s larges medical facility, is also located in Greenbrae. Great shopping can be found in the Bon Air Center, with fifty shops offering specialty foods, designer fashions & accessories, unique gifts, and service-oriented businesses.
Greenbrae is well known for its tastefully landscaped custom homes, many of which have views of the bay, Corte Madera Creek and lowlands, and Mt. Tamalpais. A special effort was made during the development of this area to preserve the hundreds of majestic oak trees that grace the hillsides. Director Don Siegal filmed the final scenes from the 1971 movie Dirty Harry on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. After hijacking a school bus "Scorpio" (Andy Robinson) drives into East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at the Greenbrae interchange.
Officially, Greenbrae shares it's infrastructure services with Larkspur.
The Greenbrae area is served by two public school districts; Kentfield School District for elementary and middle school, and Tamalpais Union High School District, for high school students who will attend Redwood High School in Larkspur.
Kentfield School District is a small district with two schools serving the communities of Greenbrae and Kentfield. The total enrollment of Kentfield District is just under 1,000.
Tamalpais Union High School District provides secondary school education to students coming from ten elementary districts in Marin County, including the Kentfield School District. It includes three comprehensive high schools, all of which have been designated as California Distinguished Schools, and two alternative schools.