Tiburon, Spanish for ‘shark’, traces its history to its days as a Miwok village as late as the 1700’s.  It  prospered  in the 1800’s as a railroad town with a large service yard and terminal for N.W.P.R.R.Located on a hilly peninsula jutting into San Francisco Bay and reaching toward Angel Island State Park, Tiburon is one of the wealthiest and most popular communities in the Bay Region. A ferry shuttles passengers to and fromSan Francisco or nearby Angel Island. Tiburon is blessed with two renowned  yacht clubs, tennis and swim facilities, and Main Street offers a splendid variety of quaint art galleries, boutiques, cafes, shops and restaurants. Many of the businesses are housed in buildings dating back to the 1880’s when Tiburon was a rowdy railroad town.

This community has a history all its own and prides itself on its heritage: St. Hilary’s Roman Catholic Church built in 1886 and one of the very few examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture; the most beautiful wild flower preserve on which it stands; China Cabin, a 22k gold Social Saloon from the SS China which landed in San Francisco in 1876; China Cove Immigration station on Angel Island, where nearly 200 Chinese immigrants were processed before moving onto the mainland.  Ark Row with several shops and businesses housed in 19th century quaint original houseboats and arks.

Link to the City of Tiburon

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $2,509,800

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $2,509,800 $201,900
Median Single Family Home Value $2,788,100 $200,100
Median Condo Value $1,036,700 $217,000
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $1,651,200 $158,000
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $2,125,900 $195,700
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $3,080,400 $319,200
Percent Homes Decreasing 25.1% 17.2%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $1,022 $128
Median Sale Price 48 2,506,630
Property Tax $12,937 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 4% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 5.7% 6.9%

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