Welcome to the East Bay and North Bay/Marin County
Search for homes in beautiful Marin County located across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco and encompassing the cities of Corte Madera, Mill Valley, San Rafael, Fairfax and Novato. The East Bay is comprised of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, which include the cities of Oakland, Richmond, Berkeley, Hayward and Fremont.
Get to Know the North Bay/Marin County
Surrounded by water on three sides, thus home to a diverse climate and lush, rolling hills, Marin County is known for its stunning views, beautiful estates and residents who enjoy a quaint and affluent lifestyle. Recreation abounds in Marin County with beautiful beaches, hikes through the redwoods and plenty park and places to set sail on the San Francisco Bay. Conveniently located between San Francisco and Napa and Sonoma wine country, this beautiful peninsula of Northern California is perfect for people who love the quiet of the country but crave the luxuries of city life.
Get to Know the East Bay
The East Bay is highly urbanized, with several large cities of more than 100,000 residents. The Bay Area's local commuter rail service (BART) has its primary transportation corridor throughout the East Bay, extending as far north inland as Richmond, eastward to Pittsburg/Bay Point, and toward the south to Fremont.
Local Attractions and Universities
With Napa and Sonoma just a quick drive away, it's easy to imagine where many North Bay residents escape to on the weekends! Marin is also within driving distance of many Bay Area universities including Stanford University, University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.
The East Bay also features several cultural outlets such as the Oakland Museum, Chabot Space and Science Center, the Berkeley Opera and California Symphony. Sports enthusiasts enjoy professional football and basketball hosted by the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum Arena. Higher education opportunities abound at the University of California at Berkeley, California State University East Bay along with Mills College.
Find Your Next Home with the Help of ZipRealty
With easy-to-use search tools and access to all available listings on the MLS, ZipRealty makes it easy for you to find the North Bay or East Bay home you're looking for. And if you don't find what you're looking for today, you can easily narrow or widen your search, or sign up to get email notifications any time a home in your area and price range goes on the market.
If you have any real estate questions, want to get more information about the North Bay or East Bay area, or are ready to tour a home, contact one of our local, experienced real estate agents. Together, we can help you find the home of your dreams.