Home to 12,000 people, Larkspur, Calif., is a small town that is conveniently located 16 miles north of San Francisco. Close to miles of pristine California coastline and thick coniferous forest, Larkspur is the perfect for any outdoor enthusiast who still wants easy access to the city.
Larkspur apartments for rent are also great for families. Approximately 18 percent of the Larkspur's population is under the age of 18, so kids will never be short on playmates.
Larkspur's original inhabitants were the Coast Miwoks First Nation, who lived off the land for thousands of years. The first white settlers came into the area in the 1840s, and the city's first main source of revenue was timber.
Today, Larkspur residents have a number of Marin County employers, as well as those located in the city, to choose from. Some of the area's top employers include Dominican University, the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County Health and Human Resources and Managed Health Network, Inc.
Families in Larkspur also enjoy the high quality of schools in the area. Redwood High School, located in Larkspur, is regularly ranked among the top 25 high schools in the state.
Larkspur residents enjoy a number of activities in town, as well as easy access to larger events in San Francisco. The city is home to a number of parks that offer green space, perfect for a picnic or tossing around a frisbee. A multitude of trails allow runners, cyclists and dog owners to get some exercise among beautiful natural spots. Marin County is also the birthplace of mountain biking, so enthusiasts of the rugged sport will have no shortage of great trails to explore.
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