Stinson Beach - Bolinas Real Estate
Stretched along a beautiful sandy strand, Stinson Beach has long been a popular destination for tourists. Early visitors to Stinson Beach took the train to a nearby inn, and then rode the stagecoach to the beach. Today it's a lot easier to get to, but Stinson Beach still retains the same feeling of being "someplace special" that it did in earlier times.
Distance to San Francisco / Golden Gate Bridge: 22 - 28 miles
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Because of its proximity to San Francisco, Stinson Beach is a popular vacation spot, and many people from San Francisco own vacation homes in Stinson; however Stinson Beach is not just for tourists. With over 600 homes in the Stinson Beach area, there is something to suit just about every taste, whether you are looking for a permanent home or a vacation home. Stinson Beach also offers many conveniences, including a library, post office, medical center, and a full service grocery store.
Shakespeare at Stinson is an annual Marin tradition. In just over a decade it has grown from a "backyard" garden production to a touring company with a permanent home in Stinson, just 300 feet from the beach. Other popular events include the Dipsea Race, which ends at Stinson Beach, the Stinson Beach Trail Run, and the Stinson Beach Marathon.
If small and laid-back is more your style, the village of Bolinas just might appeal to you. Bolinas has long been a haven to poets and writers and artists. In the late 1960's and early â€˜70's, Bolinas was home to a generation of Beat Poets, many who were active in the San Francisco scene. This group, sometimes called the Bolinas Group, gave Bolinas its somewhat quirky, Bohemian reputation, which still lingers today. Architectural style in Bolinas reflects the independent nature of its residents. Whatever you might be looking for, from traditional Victorian to geodesic dome - and everything in between - there is a good chance you can find it in Bolinas.
On Friday and Saturday nights the action in Bolinas is at Smiley's Schooner Saloon. One of the oldest continuously operating bars in California, Smiley's offers live entertainment as well as a crowd that knows how to have a good time! The problem is - if you don't know where Bolinas is, you might not find it. Over the years, the residents of Bolinas have been persistent in taking down any signs pointing the way to Bolinas from Highway 1. If privacy and seclusion are what you want, once you've found Bolinas, you have found home.
Stinson Beach - Bolinas Homes
Many homes in the Stinson Beach - Bolinas are ocean front properties just steps from the beach. You can also find homes set up in the hills with expansive lagoon and ocean sunset views. Whether your taste runs to ultimate luxury or an affordable fixer, a craftsman cottage, cabin, or a vacation home, the odds are good you can find it in Stinson Beach - Bolinas.
Stinson Beach single-family home prices: $640K to $3.6M Median price: $1.97M
Bolinas single-family home prices: $505K to $1.29M Median price: $724K
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