Andy Falk
Coldwell Banker Realty

Miller Creek Original School House


Marinwood is the northernmost enclave in San Rafael’s 94903 zip code. Conveniently located just west of the 101, it has a lot of quaint streets named after stones and berries, like Opalstone Terrace and Appleberry Drive. The streets named after berries feature concrete slab foundation homes built by Joseph Eichler, while the streets named after stones have more traditional raised concrete perimeter foundations. Single family home sizes vary from the modest 1022 square feet model home like the one I sold previously at 234 Johnstone Drive, to the 4000 – 5000+ sq ft homes at the end of Blackstone Drive.

For more affordable living options there are condominiums located on Blackstone Drive (the Miller Creek HOA), in Roundtree and at Casa Marinwood. Each development has its own unique appeal. Prices and sizes and of course the condition of individual units vary. Over the years I’ve sold a lot of condominiums in the Roundtree HOA, in fact I’ve sold more Roundtree listings than any other Realtor from 2007 -2020.

The Marinwood community is fortunate to have the award winning Miller Creek Middle School, which is the oldest school in Marin, and the highly rated Mary E. Silveira Elementary School. Both are part of the Miller Creek School District (formerly known as the Dixie School District). Miller Creek graduates feed into Terra Linda High School.

Located at the base of Lucas Valley, Marinwood is surrounded by lots of great hiking and biking trails. Outdoor activities abound, and a particular favorite is swimming at the Marinwood Community Center which hosts the Marinwood Waterdevils. Currently not the best team in the Marin Swimming League, they are right up at the top of the rankings for clubs that have the most fun! The park at the community center is a big local attraction and features a long grassy area ideal for picnics, a play area and tennis courts. During the summer the Community Center has a fun youth camp for kids age 3 all the way up to 7th grade. Many of the campers graduate and become counselors too.

In recent years the community has benefitted from the Marinwood Market. Previously grocery shoppers would need to go over the hill to Terra Linda to shop at Scotty’s Market or Safeway. Athough currently suspended by the pandemic, until March every Saturday from 9am -2pm the Marin Farmers Market set up shop in the Marinwood Plaza. The community is very much looking forward to the return of the Saturday Farmers Markets.