The Southern Marin submarket, defined by the cities of Sausalito, Mill Valley, and Tiburon, is known for its unparalleled beauty, charming boutiques and historic character in a bayside community. Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, this submarket is a popular destination for visitors and locals due to the National Parks, breathtaking views and outdoor attractions, including the Golden Gate Recreation Area, Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Marin Headlands and Richardson Bay. Southern Marin is home to numerous fine restaurants, elegant hotels, and boasts a friendly and sophisticated culture. As the first stop north from San Francisco, this area is home to one of the wealthiest demographic areas in the world.
Access to Southern Marin is primarily by two means, via Highway 101, or by waterway using the Bay’s Golden Gate ferry system. It is not uncommon to see commuter bicyclists making their ways to and from San Francisco through these cities.
While the ample tourist attractions bring many visitors, the area provides healthy business success in the retail and office sectors.
Southern Marin’s retail activity is well-known through wide-spread, charming street-front boutique shops, but there are a couple notable shopping centers. Strawberry Village in Mill Valley is an upscale neighborhood center, while the Marin Gateway Shopping Center has a more regional draw with Target and Ross as anchor tenants. Some of the world’s finest dining can be found in Southern Marin, including El Paseo by Tyler Florence, Sushi Ran, and many waterside venues offering delectable cuisines and unforgettable views.
Southern Marin houses several Class A office complexes. Various tech-inspired buildings along Liberty Ship Way, Marina Plaza and The Harbors offer opportunities in Sausalito, while the Shoreline Office Center and Belvedere Place sit east of Highway 101 in Mill Valley, and the neighboring Shelter Bay and Shelterpoint Business Center reside on the west side of the highway. These projects are home to hundreds of businesses, drawn to the area by the easy access to San Francisco, and for the boutique amenities. Primary Southern Marin tenants include Glassdoor and Redwood Trust, and most offices are occupied by wealth management/financial services, independent medical practices, and real estate services.
A very small, quasi-industrial zone along the waterfront in Sausalito offers some warehousing for artists and light manufacturing tenants.