Lucas Valley guidebook

Isabelle
Isabelle
Liittyi 2012
Isabelle

Lucas Valley guidebook

Neighborhoods
Our home is located in Lucas Valley which is situated in Marin County. Lucas Valley is a beautiful, serene neighborhood surrounded by oak-studded hillsides with interesting architecture, a strong sense of community, and plenty of recreational activities. Lucas Valley is just 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate bridge that separates San Francisco from Marin County. From Mount Tamalpais to Muir Woods, from Stinson Beach to Sausalito and Tiburon, Marin County offers an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and convenient access to the bustling city of San Francisco, the breathtaking Pacific Ocean, and the rolling vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Marin County is surrounded by water on three sides. Life in Lucas Valley offers breathtaking views, distinctive Joseph Eichler architecture designed to blend in with the muted colors of live Californian oaks, natural grasses, and the rolling hills that frame our community. We are walking distance to hiking and biking trails and horse stables. Perhaps the most famous piece of Lucas Valley real estate is Skywalker Ranch, headquarters for Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound just 2 miles away. We are also a short drive to an adorable 'small-town America' village called Nicasio (and the famous Nicasio Cheese Factory), as well as Point Reyes.
Lucas Valley-Marinwood
Our home is located in Lucas Valley which is situated in Marin County. Lucas Valley is a beautiful, serene neighborhood surrounded by oak-studded hillsides with interesting architecture, a strong sense of community, and plenty of recreational activities. Lucas Valley is just 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate bridge that separates San Francisco from Marin County. From Mount Tamalpais to Muir Woods, from Stinson Beach to Sausalito and Tiburon, Marin County offers an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and convenient access to the bustling city of San Francisco, the breathtaking Pacific Ocean, and the rolling vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Marin County is surrounded by water on three sides. Life in Lucas Valley offers breathtaking views, distinctive Joseph Eichler architecture designed to blend in with the muted colors of live Californian oaks, natural grasses, and the rolling hills that frame our community. We are walking distance to hiking and biking trails and horse stables. Perhaps the most famous piece of Lucas Valley real estate is Skywalker Ranch, headquarters for Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound just 2 miles away. We are also a short drive to an adorable 'small-town America' village called Nicasio (and the famous Nicasio Cheese Factory), as well as Point Reyes.
Sightseeing
There are so many hikes to enjoy in Marin county, ranging from leisurely strolls to strenuous hikes offering waterfalls and breathtaking views of the ocean. One of my favorites starts walking distance from our home - opposite Mt Muir Ct and heads to the “680 trail”. It takes an hour and is about 4 miles. You can see it here: http://www.marinbike.org/Campaigns/MTB/Maps/680Trail.pdf More information here and online: http://www.lvha.org/community/trails.htm and https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/california/lucas-valley-open-space
680 Trail
There are so many hikes to enjoy in Marin county, ranging from leisurely strolls to strenuous hikes offering waterfalls and breathtaking views of the ocean. One of my favorites starts walking distance from our home - opposite Mt Muir Ct and heads to the “680 trail”. It takes an hour and is about 4 miles. You can see it here: http://www.marinbike.org/Campaigns/MTB/Maps/680Trail.pdf More information here and online: http://www.lvha.org/community/trails.htm and https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/california/lucas-valley-open-space
Our favorite winery - a 20-minute drive from our home. Tastings are expensive but the experience is worth it!
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Ram's Gate Winery
28700 Arnold Drive
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Our favorite winery - a 20-minute drive from our home. Tastings are expensive but the experience is worth it!
One of our favorite things to do is to pack a few drinks and go canoeing down the Russian River in Sonoma - wine country
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Burke's Canoe Trips
8600 River Road
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One of our favorite things to do is to pack a few drinks and go canoeing down the Russian River in Sonoma - wine country
Stinson is our largest local beach - vast expanse of beach and ocean, and great for surfing (you'll need a wetsuit as the pacific is cold!). Other local beaches we love: Dillon Beach, Rodeo Beach, Point Reyes, Bolinas, Muir Beach.
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Stinson Beach
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Stinson is our largest local beach - vast expanse of beach and ocean, and great for surfing (you'll need a wetsuit as the pacific is cold!). Other local beaches we love: Dillon Beach, Rodeo Beach, Point Reyes, Bolinas, Muir Beach.
It has become quite the tourist spot - you may even need reservations!
Muir Woods Road
It has become quite the tourist spot - you may even need reservations!
Food scene
A world-class farmer's market 10 minutes from our home - open on Sunday and Thursday mornings. Located at the Civic Center, off San Pedro Rd (west).
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Sunday Marin Farmers' Market
41 Peter Behr Dr
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A world-class farmer's market 10 minutes from our home - open on Sunday and Thursday mornings. Located at the Civic Center, off San Pedro Rd (west).
Best pizza you will find! Family-owned, amazing crust.
Lo Coco's Authentic Italian Pizzeria
631 Del Ganado Road
Best pizza you will find! Family-owned, amazing crust.
Wonderful small French restaurant with views of the bay
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Le Garage
85 Liberty Ship Way
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Wonderful small French restaurant with views of the bay
Fancy local pizza place in downtown Larkspur (also a cute place to visit)
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Pizzeria Picco
316 Magnolia Avenue
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Fancy local pizza place in downtown Larkspur (also a cute place to visit)
City/town information
Nicasio is a beautiful 20 minute drive from our home through the local redwoods. It is a tiny village with a cheese shop and cool local bar/restaurant called Rancho Nicasio.
Nicasio
Nicasio is a beautiful 20 minute drive from our home through the local redwoods. It is a tiny village with a cheese shop and cool local bar/restaurant called Rancho Nicasio.
A 15 minute drive south, just before the Golden Gate Bridge. Adorable fishing village - great restaurants and shopping.
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Sausalito
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A 15 minute drive south, just before the Golden Gate Bridge. Adorable fishing village - great restaurants and shopping.
Take a stroll down 4th Ave, San Rafael, for a great restaurant and gritty shopping scene. In the summer the street is closed on Thursday evenings and there is a lovely farmers market!
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San Rafael
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Take a stroll down 4th Ave, San Rafael, for a great restaurant and gritty shopping scene. In the summer the street is closed on Thursday evenings and there is a lovely farmers market!