No natural feature better defines historic Larkspur than the gathering of its massive redwoods. Here, to make way for these gentle giants, city streets have been designed to curve around the trees. Out on the trails, hikers pick their way over walking paths that aren’t as carefully planned out as the streets (redwoods here grow in the middle of the paths), but no one’s complaining.
Equally impressive are elegant homes of almost every architectural style (many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places). Adding to Larkspur’s charm is the art deco and hand-lettered business signage that dot Larkspur’s downtown district.
As any resident will tell you, free time in Larkspur provides lots to do:
From the looks of things, Larkspur inspires creativity. Writer Leon Uris wrote his acclaimed first novel, Battle Cry, here, and Janis Joplin and other early rock music icons once made their homes in Larkspur.
Like its nearby neighbors Kentfield and Corte Madera, Larkspur residents seek out this part of Marin County for its great schools, easy access to San Francisco, and proud, tight-knit, family-first community.