Kentfield is an unincorporated part of Marin County between Larkspur and Ross. Many of its neighborhoods are very woodsy. There are some flat areas, but many of the homes are on hillsides, offering gorgeous views of Mount Tamalpais or the surrounding hillsides.
There's no real 'downtown' Kentfield, but the Woodlands Market, Willie's cafe, and the Half Day Cafe down the street serve as gathering places for town residents.
Prices tend to be a little higher than Larkspur, but less than Ross. Kentfield's school test scores are the highest in Marin County. Bacich Elementary School boasts a 2006 API score of 946, beating Ross Elementary by one point in 2006.
The commute from Kentfield can be a bit more challenging than areas closer to the freeway such as Corte Madera or Greenbrae. Sir Francis Drake Boulevard serves as the artery connecting Kentfield and other communites to Highway 101....and it can get backed up.
However, the charm, views and sense of community Kentfield offers makes it a highly desirable area of Marin County.
Greenbrae, also made up of mostly unincorporated neighborhoods which are under the jurisdiction of the county, is adjacent to Kentfield. Built mostly in the hills on the north side of Sir Francis Drake, many of Greenbrae's homes have gorgeous views as well. The commute is terrific from most areas of Greenbrae....and students attend Bacich Elementary, Kent Middle School and Redwood High School. (check with the district to confirm)