About the Area
The City of Belvedere is located in Marin County, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, and was incorporated in 1896. The City is less than one square mile in size, surrounded on three sides by the waters of San Francisco Bay. The population of just over 2,000 are clustered in three neighborhoods:
- Belvedere Island
- Belvedere Lagoon
- Corinthian Island
The city is completely built out with single-family homes and approximately 100 rental units. The terrain is predominantly hilly and lush. Many residences were designed by famous architects and are considered historically significant. There are spectacular views of San Francisco, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Mt. Tamalpais, but no public beach or boat launching area.
View a list of streets in Belvedere (PDF) (note: some addresses for certain streets are outside of Belvedere's limits - call City Hall to verify)
Use MarinMap to view an interactive map of Belvedere city limits by using the "Belvedere" bookmarked location.
The weather in Belvedere is extraordinary. Coastal breezes keep the air fresh and clear and the temperatures moderate all year. The average low in January is 42.9 degrees, the average high in July only 74.9. The city has mostly sunny conditions 260 days out of the year.
The median age in Belvedere is 53. For many years the population has been predominantly 55 years of age and older, however the number of young families with children is steadily growing. The city hosts swarms of children at its newly renovated playground, the most popular children's park in southern Marin.
Most of Belvedere's working population commutes to San Francisco. Many residents work as consultants out of their homes. There is no downtown in Belvedere. Shoppers find the usual products and services immediately outside the city limits in the Town of Tiburon's shopping centers and stores.
Volunteerism is a major way of life in Belvedere. Quieter in temperament than their counterparts in Palm Beach and Manhattan, Belvedere's residents mostly eschew lavish fundraisers and instead roll up their sleeves to help restore historic structures, plant community gardens, mend books for the library, help design the renovation of parks, and serve on the PTA. Residents actively serve on the boards of dozens of Marin County and San Francisco museums, performing arts groups, charities, and community foundations.