Introduction to Corte Madera, California
Corte Madera, California, in Marin county, is 3 miles S of San Rafael, California and 12 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The town is part of the San Francisco metropolitan statistical area. About 9,100 people live in Corte Madera.
Corte Madera History
Corte Madera was originally inhabited by the Miwok Indians. The town was a part of the original land grant of the Rancho Corte Madera del Presidio. John Reed, a Dublin native received this land grant in 1836. The first ferry service between Yerba Buena and Marin County was started by Reed. During the early 20th century, a number of families from San Francisco settled in Corte Madera. In fact, many of them became permanent settlers after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. The town of Corte Madera was incorporated in 1916.
Corte Madera and nearby Attractions
- Skate Park
- Corte Madera Reserve Sanctuary
- Aquarium of the Bay
- California Palace Legion Honor
- Sausalito Segway Tours
Things To Do In Corte Madera
The town of Corte Madera offers a wonderful view of Mt. Tamalpais. With its beautiful open spaces and a 22-acre park, Corte Madera provides a number of recreational facilities such as hiking, biking, playgrounds, tennis courts, a shopping area and restaurants.
Corte Madera Transportation
San Francisco International Airport is the nearest international airport.
Corte Madera Higher Education
College of Marin is nearby.