About Marin County


Because the town of Kentfield is unincorporated, it is governed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors, who are known to pay close attention to the wishes of the residents, especially concerning development. An upper middle class to wealthy community, Kentfield is nestled at the base of Mt. Tam, bordered by Larkspur and Ross.

The name "Kentfield" is taken from the family of Albert Kent, a Chicago meat packer who, along with his wife Adaline, settled in the area in 1872. Adaline donated twenty-three acres of land for a community recreation center; which later became the site for the College of Marin, which is part of the California Community College system. Albert and Adaline's son William, who became a U.S. congressman and an ardent conservationist, donated Muir Woods as a national park.

The homes in this area are generally set well back from the streets which meander among pine, redwood and manzanita. The low-profile roofs of these spacious homes, mostly set on large lots, are designed to blend in with the natural surroundings and offer a wooded, country feeling.

Important Phone Numbers

Police (Ross Police Dept) 911 (emergency) 415- 453-2727 (non-emergency)
Fire 911 (emergency) 415-453-7464 (non-emergency)

School Links

Kentfield School District

Tamalpais Union High School District (Includes Drake High and Redwood High)
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Anthony G. Bacich Elementary School
Adaline E. Kent Middle School
Redwood High School
Sir Francis Drake High School
Tamalpais High School

Demographics (2000 Census)

Total Population 6,351
Total Housing Units 2,565
Median Household Income $117,457