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Overall Niche Grade
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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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Larkspur is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 12,367. Larkspur is in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Larkspur offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Larkspur there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Larkspur and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Larkspur are highly rated.
About Larkspur...
Population
12,367

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,181,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,987
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Larkspur Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Larkspur

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,592
National
$55,322
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Larkspur Reviews

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After recently moving to Larkspur, I immediately felt at home among the family-owned shops and multitude of friendly faces. The commute to school is quick and easy, and I am able to meet new friends through the incredible public school system surrounding my house. The well maintained parks and trails surrounding my house help me to stay active and have fun outside.
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Very quaint small town just 9 miles north of SF and the golden gate bridge. Very expensive real estate. Open space in the woods and on the SF Bay. Great schools. Lacking diversity. Great schools, shopping, convenient to SF, commuter options with the ferry and 101. Growing foodie scene. Tons of parks, great for families/couples but single scene lacking. Weather is A1A but has 4 seasons. A great town, over all I would rank it an A-.
Small city located just 20 minutes of San Francisco. Great community for people seeking to start a family and families alike. There could be more accessibility to affordable housing and better job opportunities for middle income earners and millennials.