Rising from the flat plains along the northwestern shores of the San Francisco Bay and into the rolling hills of Kent Woodlands and the northern slopes of Mount Tamalpais, Kentfield is one of Marin County’s most exclusive communities. The community is named for Albert and Adeline Kent, whose congressman son William bequeathed the nearby Muir Woods to the government for the protection of its beautiful native redwoods. Sometimes considered a contiguous community, Kentfield has a population of just under 6,000, while the higher-elevation Kent Woodlands is home to fewer than 2,000 residents.
Kentfield’s quiet residential neighborhoods, captivating San Francisco Bay views, and surrounding open space combine to make this a highly sought-after community. The real estate mix is generally comprised of attractive mid-century and contemporary single-family homes. Real estate rising toward Kent Woodlands is particularly prized, with lavish estates and spacious lots providing some of Marin County’s finest views.