Belvedere


Belvedere

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WELCOME TO BELVEDERE
Population: 2,122 (approx.)

Local Weather Belvedere is an island a mile long and less than one-half mile wide, connected to Tiburon by a causeway. The town is located on a tiny island at the end of the Tiburon Peninsula. A picturesque town, drawing people from all over just to get a glimpse of the breathtaking scenic vistas.  

Cross the line into Belvedere and you might think you've stepped into another state, another time. The stately mansions and beautifully manicured gardens and lawns are reminiscent of the Antebellum South. There are three neighborhood areas: Belvedere Island, Corinthian Island, and the Belvedere Lagoon, as well as condominium residences along Beach Road - the thoroughfare connect Belvedere Island to Tiburon. Also along this road are the sought after Belvedere Land Company apartments- a popular place to rent with very little vacancy.  

Ferry service from Tiburon to downtown San Francisco is widely used by local commuter’s and tourists daily. The two elementary schools and one middle school in the local Reed Union School District are rated in the top one percent among California schools.

THE HISTORY OF BELVEDERE... 

St. Hilary's Church

Belvedere celebrated its 100th year as a city in 1996. Marin’s smallest incorporated community is also one of the most exclusive. There is just enough room for some of the most expensive homes in Marin and the historic San Francisco Yacht Club. 

Belvedere is a treasure trove of different architectural styles; from the tremendous Queen Anne and Mission Revival homes of the late 1800’s to more modern Japanese style and Mediterranean villas.  

Belvedere, which translates in Italian to ‘beautiful view’, was well and aptly named with exceptional views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, and Belvedere Lagoon. The beauty is quite breathtaking.  

A sightseeing drive through Belvedere is an experience you won't soon forget. As tidelands were dredged and filled, and sloughs became lagoons, San Francisco's wealthy business people built their summer homes most could only dream of, isolated on a beautiful island removed from the rush of daily life. This is a true "bedroom community," with only few local business licenses. 

Since the town was laid out at the turn of the century, it is graced with numerous charming, winding roads, and pathways. An early morning walk can be a breathtaking wake up. But don't expect to drive through in a hurry. The roadway system was built for a more sedate and graceful lifestyle than that practiced by many today. The placid sense that Belvedere enjoys is maintained throughout. It is one of the safest towns in all of California. 

WHERE TO STAY... 

There are two hotels located in Tiburon that provide a range of accomodations. 

The Waters Edge: a boutique hotel above tide on Main Street with 21 guest rooms and two suites. Restful rooms feature crisp white feather beds, and some with comfy chaises with hand-knitted throws perfect for afternoon naps. Many rooms look out to stunning views of San Francisco and Angel Island.
Website: www.jdvhotels.com

The Lodge at Tiburon: just a short block to the ferry and downtown Tiburon offers 101 guestrooms and suites. The newly remodeled Lodge at Tiburon is the area’s first and only full service luxury hotel and executive meeting center.
Website: www.thelodgeattiburon.com

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS... 

Angel Island State Park
Just 10 minutes away from downtown Tiburon by ferry is Angel Island State Park. The 740-acre island is a microcosm of California history, from its origins as a Miwok hunting ground and a Civil War encampment to a notorious immigration station erroneously dubbed “Ellis Island of the West,” a World War II troop processing station, and a NIKE missile site.

Recreational opportunities abound on Angel Island, from 13 miles of hiking trails and nearly as many biking trails, to kayaking trips around the island. Bicycle and kayak rentals are available on the island; bring your own picnic or dawdle at the island cafe. Seasonal, narrated tram tours provide a comfortable, convenient way for visitors of all ages to sightsee.
Website: www.angelisland.org

SPECIAL EVENTS 

Tiburon Wine Festival: Hosted by the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
An annual event in May at Point Tiburon Plaza, this is one of the Bay Area premier wine festivals. The one-day wine and food event features more than 75 premier wineries, gourmet food, and music. For more details go to www.tiburonwinefestival.com

Friday Nights on Main: Held Friday nights from May through September
A wonderful community event where Main Street is closed, for locals and visitors to enjoy live music, outdoor dining on the street, shopping, and mingling.

Opening Day on the Bay: Draws boaters and landlubbers from all over! A lively event sure not to be missed. Be a part of the incredible energy this day has to offer. Occurring on the last Sunday in April the town is filled with people, restaurants are full throughout the day, yacht clubs are in full gear, waterfront park is filled with those picnicking and just hanging out to get a glimpse of those on the bay celebrating the official ‘Opening Day on the Bay’.

Belvedere/Tiburon Kitchen Tour: In February, around Valentines Day more than 1,000 people join in this event to support the Belvedere - Hawthorne Nursery School. The tour spotlights the architecture and interior design of six beautiful kitchens in Belvedere and Tiburon and the talents of local chefs.  

Tiburon International Film Festival: Held at the Tiburon Playhouse, screens 250 foreign and domestic independent films, attracting numerous filmmakers from all over the world, and hundreds of film buffs fill this small town.
Website: www.tiburonfilmfestival.com

Classic Car Show: Every year, in mid-summer, the Tiburon Classic Car Show showcases classic automobiles in a spectacular bay front setting. Aligned in a long row along Shoreline Park (adjacent to downtown Tiburon and the ferry dock) vintage cars, dating from the early 1920s are displayed against the backdrop of the bay and San Francisco’s skyline. This one-day show is an opportunity for owners to share their enjoyment of their prized classic cars with appreciative onlookers.
Website: tiburonclassiccarshow.com

Tiburon Art Festival: Tiburon Art Festival on Historic Ark Row in downtown Tiburon, California. 64 Juried Artists, Live Music, Family Entertainment & Activities, Wine, Beer & Champagne, all steps away from the waterfront of the San Francisco Bay
Website: www.tiburonartfestival.com

Labor Day Parade: Starting at the Tiburon Library at the corner of Tiburon Boulevard and Mar West Street, and ending at Belvedere Park for the final Concert in the Park Event, the Labor Day Parade will have live bands, antique cars, creative floats and entries from your favorite organizations.

WHERE TO EAT



Featured Properties in Belvedere/Tiburon

  • NEW LISTING

    ONE OF A KIND CORINTHIAN ISLAND RESIDENCE
    2 Bellevue Ave, Belvedere
    $5,995,000

    www.2Bellevue.com
  • OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM

    CONTEMPORARY REMODEL
    290 Beach Road, Belvedere
    $4,250,000

    www.290Beach.com
  • PENDING

    CHARMING BELVEDERE VIEW RESIDENCE
    230 Madrona Ave, Belvedere
    $2,995,000

    www.230Madrona.com
  • SOLD

    MODERN LUXURY
    105 Acacia Ave, Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $3,995,000

    www.105Acacia.com
  • SOLD

    Extraordinary Waterfront Residence
    16 Peninsula , Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $5,195,000

    www.16Peninsula.Com
  • SOLD

    BELVEDERE TREASURE
    25 Peninsula Road, Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $3,295,000

    www.25Peninsula.com
  • SOLD

    Magical Madrona
    124 Madrona Ave, Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $5,250,000

    www.magicalmadrona.com
  • SOLD

    211 Beach Road, Belvedere
    $1,799,000

  • SOLD

    WATERFRONT PROPERTY W/DOCK
    10 Lagoon Road, Belvedere
    $1,810,000

  • SOLD

    Gorgeous Waterfront Property!
    27 Peninsula Road, Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $3,495,000

  • SOLD

    Spectacular Water Front Home!
    46 Lagoon Road, Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $3,600,000

  • SOLD

    Enchanting Brown Shingle Charmer!
    21 Cove Road , Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $2,295,000

  • SOLD

    Belvedere Gem!
    400 San Rafael Ave, Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $1,495,000

  • SOLD

    BELVEDERE ISLAND GEM!
    15 Oak Place, Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $1,700,000

  • SOLD

    Represented Buyer
    29 Bayview Ave, Belvedere
    LIST PRICE: $3,495,000

  • NEW LISTING OPEN SUN 1-4PM

    SPECTACULAR TIBURON RESIDENCE
    32 Via San Fernando, Tiburon
    $2,875,000

    www.32ViaSanFernando.com
  • REDUCED! OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM!

    LUXURIOUS VIEW RESIDENCE
    1830 Mountain View, Tiburon
    $4,695,000

    www.MagnificentMountainView.com
  • OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM

    POINT TIBURON LAGOON
    4 Lagoon Vista, Tiburon
    $1,995,000

    www.4LagoonVista.com
  • OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM

    CONTEMPORARY TIBURON ESTATE!
    6 Cibrian Drive, Tiburon
    $5,350,000

    www.6cibriandrive.com
  • OPEN SUNDAY 1-4PM

    SWEEPING BAY VIEWS
    2390 Paradise Drive, Tiburon
    $4,490,000

    www.2390Paradise.com
  • SOLD

    EXTRAORDINARY TIBURON ESTATE
    141 Gilmartin Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $6,400,000

    WWW.141Gilmartin.com
  • SOLD

    Extraordinary Contemporary Estate
    40 Norman Way, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $4,995,000

    www.40NormanWay.com
  • SOLD

    BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED RESIDENCE
    1707 Vistazo West, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,495,000

    www.1707VistazoWest.com
  • SOLD

    ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE
    225 Martinique Ave, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,350,000

    www.225Martinique.com
  • SOLD

    GATED RESORT STYLE ESTATE
    83 Round Hill Road, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $4,495,000

    www.83RoundHill.com
  • SOLD

    STUNNING REMODEL
    18 Lyford Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,365,000

    www.18Lyford.com
  • SOLD

    STUNNING TOWNHOME WITH VIEWS
    48 Red Hill Circle, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,698,000

    www.48redhillcircle.com
  • SOLD

    CONTEMPORARY RESIDENCE
    85 Round Hill Road, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $4,295,000

  • SOLD

    Exceptional Tiburon Residence!
    1877 Centro West, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $6,495,000

    www.1877centrowest.com
  • SOLD

    LUXURY RESIDENCE ON ONE ACRE
    120 Gilmartin Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $4,495,000

    www.120Gilmartin.com
  • SOLD

    PRIVATE VIEW RESIDENCE
    10 Hillcrest Road, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,675,000

  • SOLD

    LUXURY VIEW CONDO
    28 Marinero Circle #29, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,095,000

  • SOLD

    VACATION AT HOME!
    2101 Mar East Street, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE:$2,695,000

  • SOLD

    Sweeping San Francisco & Bay Views
    4 Janet Way #109, Tiburon
    $729,000

  • SOLD

    Exquisite Resort Style Residence!
    820 Stony Hill Road, Tiburon
    List Price: $4,250,000

  • SOLD

    Spectacular Sugarloaf
    98 Sugarloaf, Tiburon
    $3,595,000

  • SOLD

    Stunning Panoramic Views
    1865 Mountain View, Tiburon
    $2,250,000

  • SOLD

    CAPTIVATING COASTAL CONTEMPORARY OVERLOOKING THE BAY
    1778 Vistazo West, Tiburon
    $2,750,000

  • SOLD

    Beautiful Lot with Bay & Bridge Views
    Eden Lane, Tiburon
    $849,000

  • SOLD

    Architectural Gem in the Reedlands
    88 Reed Ranch Road, Tiburon
    $1,749,000

  • SOLD

    1801 Mar West, Tiburon
    $2,525,000

  • SOLD

    31 Terrace Court, Tiburon
    $1,210,000

  • SOLD

    3 Burrell Court, Tiburon
    $1,350,000

  • SOLD

    Panoramic SF City Views!
    15 Corinthian Court #32, Tiburon
    $949,000

  • SOLD

    Tiburon Castle
    34 Linda Vista , Tiburon
    $2,495,000

  • SOLD

    Panoramic Bay Views!
    2475 Mar East, Tiburon
    $1,695,000

  • SOLD

    Panoramic Bay Views!
    2295 Centro East, Tiburon
    $1,450,000

  • PENDING

    Tiburon Condo!
    102 Marinero Circle, Tiburon
    $569,000

  • SOLD

    Remodeled Tiburon Gem!
    5 Mara Vista, Tiburon
    $1,195,000

    www.5maravista.com
  • SOLD

    OLD TOWN TIBURON GEM!
    2177 Centro East, Tiburon
    $919,000

  • SOLD

    STUNNING REMODEL WITH FABULOUS WATER VIEWS!
    2 Janet Way, #103, Tiburon
    $675,000

  • LEASED

    STUNNING! PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE BAY!
    2441 Paradise Drive, Tiburon

  • SOLD

    MODERN MASTERPIECE!
    1801 Mar West, Tiburon
    $2,975,000

  • SOLD

    BEST DEAL IN TIBURON!
    102 Marinero Circle, Tiburon
    $529,000

  • SOLD

    SWEEPING ANGEL ISLAND VIEWS!
    2110 Vistazo East, Tiburon
    $2,350,000

  • SOLD

    Beautiful Views!
    100 Marinero Circle, Tiburon
    $750,000

  • SOLD

    MULTIPLE OFFERS!
    125 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon
    $835,000

  • SOLD

    PANORAMIC VIEWS!
    14 Janet Way #149, Tiburon
    List Price: $629,000

  • FOR SALE! NOT ON MLS!

    MT. TAM VIEWS!
    24 Andrew #78, Tiburon
    $700,000

  • SOLD

    11 OFFERS!
    98 Trinidad Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,395,000

  • SOLD

    Spectacular San Francisco Views!
    90 Lyford Drive #7, Tiburon
    List Price: $979,000

  • SOLD

    Extraordinary modern masterpiece!
    3 Santa Ana, Tiburon
    List Price; $3,625,000

  • SOLD

    FABULOUS FAMILY HOME!
    168 Rock Hill Road , Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,495,000

  • SOLD

    Charming Storybook Residence!
    3344 Paradise Drive , Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,425,000

    www.StoryBookEstate.com
  • SOLD

    Sweeping Panoramic Bay Views!
    2381 Mar East , Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,450,000

  • FOR SALE

    5 Trestle Glen Circle, Tiburon
    $2,450,000

    www.trestleglencircle.com
  • SOLD

    Stunning Updated Residence!
    122 Howard Drive, Tiburon
    List Price: 2,725,000

  • SOLD

    Fabulous Updated Condo!
    52 Lagoon Vista , Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,249,000

  • SOLD

    Represented Buyer
    Rollings Hills Rd, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,400,000

  • SOLD

    WORLD CLASS VIEWS!
    Ridge Road, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $8,995,000

  • SOLD

    Modern Masterpiece!
    529 Virginia Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,195,000

    www.529virginiadrive.com
  • SOLD

    Stunning Bay Views!
    2401 Paradise Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,849,000

  • SOLD

    Stunning Bay and Bridge Views!
    24 Hillcrest Road, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,295,000

  • SOLD

    Contemporary Elegance in Cypress Hollow.
    40 Baccharis Place, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,250,000

  • SOLD

    Point Tiburon Townhouse
    Point Tiburon, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,400,000

  • SOLD

    SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION!
    69 Paseo Mirasol, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,250,000

  • SOLD

    Diamond in the Rough!
    4315 Paradise Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,095,000

  • SOLD

    Tuscany in Tiburon!
    2440 Paradise Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,225,000

    www.TuscanyinTiburon.com
  • SOLD

    EASY LIVING ON THE WATER!
    8 Saba Lane, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,395,000

  • SOLD

    Waterfront Treasure!
    2480 Mar East, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,725,000

  • SOLD

    OLD TOWN TIBURON
    2175 Centro East, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,299,000

  • SOLD

    Bel Aire Estates Home!
    6 Claire Way, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,350,000

  • SOLD

    REPRESENTED BUYER
    179 Saint Thomas Way, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $2,100,000

  • SOLD

    STUNNING CONTEMPORARY REMODEL
    11 Claire Way, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,895,000

  • SOLD

    ONE OF A KIND RESIDENCE
    4925 Paradise Drive, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,085,000

  • SOLD

    Extraordinary Bay Views!
    160 Porto Marino, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $3,295,000

  • SOLD

    REPRESENTED BUYER
    1823 Centro West, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,395,000

  • SOLD

    SOLD OVER ASKING!
    31 Lagoon Vista, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,800,000

  • SOLD

    OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!
    23 Mercury Ave, Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $1,250,000

  • SOLD

    Extraordinary Gated Estate
    141 Taylor Road, Tibuon
    LIST PRICE: $5,395,000

    www.141Taylor.com
  • SOLD

    IMPRESSIVE TIBURON VIEW ESTATE
    5 Barner Lane , Tiburon
    LIST PRICE: $5,750,000

    www.5Barner.com