Fairfax Real Estate

It took almost 100 years for Fairfax to incorporate as a city.  In 1839 the land that is Fairfax was part of a Spanish land grant.  The property changed hands several times over the next 70 years.  In 1855, Lord Fairfax of Scotland moved to the area to take advantage of the gold rush in California.  In the 1890's, Madame Pastori, an Italian opera singer, opened a restaurant that still stands today.

With railroad service, came easy travel and Fairfax became a favorite getaway for many city people.  Thousands flooded the Fairfax Park every weekend.  The city further made its mark as the setting for dozens of Western films between 1910 and the early 20s.  Alpine Dam was constructed in 1917 and many of the Italians who worked on the site stayed in the city.

When Fairfax was incorporated in 1931, a government was established in the form of a five person council.  Today, the city has 7,000 residents.  The population of Fairfax is diverse and the community rich.  Located just 16 miles north of San Francisco, an easy commute makes living here possible!

Fairfax real estate retains the small town feel that makes it the perfect place for families. Yet its rich music scene is a draw for singles alike.  The town is in close proximity to both state and national recreation areas, making your outdoor hobbies easy to pursue.  The Upper Ross Valley provides a picturesque setting to call home with all the conveniences of modern life and a rural escape equally accessible.

Town of Fairfax Phone Numbers and Links

Fairfax Town Services Phone: 1-415-453-1584
Fairfax Parks & Recreation Phone: 1-415-258-4600
Fairfax Police Department Phone: Emergency 911/Non-emergency 1-415-453-5330
Fairfax Fire Department Phone: 1-415-258-4686
Fairfax Real Estate Information

School Links

Ross Valley Elementary School District
Tamalpais Union High School District (Includes Drake High School, Redwood High School, and Tamalpais High School).

Fairfax Market Statistics from May 30, 2017 at 12:25 PDT

Single FamilyCondo/CoopMobile/FloatingFarms/RanchesMulti-Unit 2-4Multi-Unit 5+CommercialLots/LandFairfax TotalMarin County Total
Total Listings 250000011137807
Active Listings 14(56%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)1(100%)9(81.8%)24(64.9%)480(59.5%)
Contingent Listings 7(28%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)7(18.9%)152(18.8%)
Pending Listings 4(16%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)0(0%)2(18.2%)6(16.2%)175(21.7%)
Sold Listings 140150060221655300
Minimum Price $628,800$0$0$0$0$0$1,049,000$49,000$49,000$30,000
Maximum Price $2,850,000$0$0$0$0$0$1,049,000$450,000$2,850,000$25,000,000
Median Price $845,000$0$0$0$0$0$0$185,000$799,000$1,279,000
Average Price $1,134,512$0$0$0$0$0$1,049,000$212,636$858,130$1,909,299
Average Price per Square Foot* $558$455$0$0$471$0$347$0$543$592
Avg Days on Market 2600000271014880

Fairfax Real Estate For Sale

All Listings $600,000 - $700,000 $700,000 - $800,000
$800,000 - $900,000 $900,000 - $1,000,000 Over $1,000,000
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Architect Designed, Modern, Sun Filled Home On ...

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,793 SqFt
  • 0.39 Acres


Fairfax, CA

MLS® #21705563

Architect Designed, Modern, Sun Filled Home On Large Private View Lot With Upscale Finishes.built...

Spacious Updated Home In Sought After Oak Manor...

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  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,382 SqFt
  • 0.26 Acres


Fairfax, CA

MLS® #21706604

Spacious Updated Home In Sought After Oak Manor. Features Of This Spacious 5 Bed 4 Bath Home Incl...

Data last updated: May 30th, 2017 at 12:17am PDT and updating occurs daily

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