Belvedere, Italian for 'Beautiful View' is somewhat of an understatement. It is home to some of the most expensive real estate in San Francisco Bay area. It is truly a water community, home to San Francisco Yacht Club, one the oldest yachting organizations on the western hemisphere, and the oldest such club on the Pacific coast of North America.
Belvedere is an island a mile long and less than one-half mile wide, connected to Tiburon by a causeway. The town is located on a tiny island at the end of the Tiburon Peninsula. A picturesque town, drawing people from all over just to get a glimpse of the breathtaking scenic vistas.
Cross the line into Belvedere and you might think you've stepped into another state, another time. The stately mansions and beautifully manicured gardens and lawns are reminiscent of the Antebellum South. There are three neighborhood areas: Belvedere Island, Corinthian Island, and the Belvedere Lagoon, as well as condominium residences along Beach Road - the thoroughfare connect Belvedere Island to Tiburon. Also along this road are the sought after Belvedere Land Company apartments- a popular place to rent with very little vacancy.
Ferry service from Tiburon to downtown San Francisco is widely used by local commuter’s and tourists daily. The two elementary schools and one middle school in the local Reed Union School District are rated in the top one percent among California schools.