Marin Real Estate : 5. 30. 12 Biker's Paradise
The New York Times published an article this past Sunday, May 27th, about new studies that highlight the increasing value of walk/bike locations for living. New research shows that real estate values increase as neighborhoods became more walkable, where everyday needs, including working, can be met by walking, transit or biking.
San Francisco ranked right up there as a biker friendly city; no surprise. I suspect that the "Cities" of Marin such as Mill Valley, Fairfax, San Anselmo, etc. would have ranked highly as well but for the fact that each "city" has a relatively small population. Fairfax comes in with about 7,800 souls. Sweet!
Most grocery stores in Marin have bike racks that are full every day of the week. No longer are the bike paths busy week-ends only. Instead you can find them filled with eager commuters on their way to the Larkspur and Sausalito ferries and other office locations such as Autodesk.