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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Kentfield is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 6,907. Kentfield is in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Kentfield offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kentfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Kentfield and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Kentfield are highly rated.
About Kentfield...
Population
6,907

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,685,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,602
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$176,736
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Kentfield Reviews

3 reviews
There are beautiful hiking trails and really nice people! Everywhere you go you are surrounded by nature. There are great restaurants like Pico's Pizza nearby in downtown Larkspur and excellent coffee shops like Rustic Bakery. It is also very convenient being closely linked to San Francisco but still located outside of the city in Marin County with easy transportation like public buses and the Larkspur Landing Ferry that link you with city life.
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It is a cute small town. It is not small town like a farm town but still a special town. It is beyond safe. Growing up we would leave the garage door open or the front door open and the cars unlocked. We were never afraid of other people. Although it is extremely expensive, it was worth growing up there. Most of the stores are locally owned and operated.
For me his area was a very nice place to grow up. It was incredibly safe, I could go out walking in the street at midnight alone if I wanted to and I would be completely fine. Both the public schools and private schools are quite good as well. Its not the most diverse community, and the housing is very expensive which is a little unfortunate. Its not somewhere I want to live in my 20's, but as a child or parent its a great community.