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Northern California’s best-kept secret is out. Ross, a bucolic, chaparral and live oak tree-filled enclave in Marin County, sits less than 20 miles from San Francisco and has emerged as one of the most sought-after neighborhoods among Silicon Valley professionals looking to put down roots in a naturally beautiful place that offers a reprieve from city life.

Situated near San Rafael and Mount Tamalpais, Ross is just 1.6 square miles, has less than 3,000 residents and offers a genuine small-town experience. Incorporated in 1908, landmark community events include an annual Town Dinner in the Ross Common and Fourth of July parade. Ross’s access to scenic hiking and biking trails makes it a popular year-round destination for cyclists and hikers. Find


With cool winters, warm summers, NorCal’s climate supports a range of crops, from almonds and walnuts to juicy plums, peaches, tomatoes and olives. It’s no wonder some of the nation’s most ground-breaking chefs have migrated to the Bay Area and Napa Valley? to set up shop and sample the local bounty. Here, find five popular markets and fairs that offer a range of locally sourced crops and handcrafted products—make sure to stop in to support their efforts the next time you’re in the area. 

FORT MASON CENTER FARMERS' MARKET - Hosted by the California Farmers’ Markets Association (CFMA), this weekly Sunday market takes place from 9:30am to 1:30pm at Fort Mason and typically includes 35 local growers and food purveyors. It’s the perfect place to find fresh

Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around Northern California.

GET YOUR FESTIVAL FIX HERE - Now in its 12th year, this summer’s annual Outside Lands Music Festival will take place August 9-11 and spotlight Paul Simon, Childish Gambino and The Lumineers, among others. Always forward-thinking, the Golden Gate Park event will also offer TED-like D.A.V.E. talks (Discussions About Virtually Everything) and a curated cannabis experience in a special area called Grass Lands. 

EAT EVERYTHING HERE - Head to The Midway in SF’s Dogpatch neighborhood on August 24 for Eat Drink SF, where you can opt for the daytime session ($120, 12-3:30pm) or the evening soirée ($120, 7-10:30pm). Both feature food, wine, and spirits


With natural beauty at nearly every turn, living in this part of the state is all about getting outside. No matter what part of Northern California you’re in, these tips will help maximize your outdoor living and entertaining spaces, no matter what the season or occasion. 

Add Outdoor Furniture and Lights - A well-illuminated set of table and chairs can bring a back patio from passable to perfection. See what a difference it makes to the back deck of 3116 Fox Creek Drive—a refreshing new open-air space is created for dining, game nights or afternoon kick-backs.

Extend Indoor Space - Adding a wall of glass doors will make indoor-outdoor living a total breeze—and bring in plenty of natural light. This design element will help elevate any type of patio (stone,


From San Francisco’s FiDi neighborhood to the rolling hills of Healdsburg, these seven studios, clubs and trails are sure to get your muscles moving and heart rate pumping. 

FORT POINT BAKER BEACH TRAIL - Super scenic and good for all skill levels, the Fort Point-Baker Beach Coast Trail is a 3.9-mile out and back that meanders around the bluffs above Baker Beach and provides a stunning, photogenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. Trailhead is at the Fort Point National Historic Site and is accessible year-round. Bring the dogs—but keep them leashed. 

WHEEL HOUSE - Wheel House’s expansive 7,500-square-foot facility offers a cutting-edge combination of indoor cycling, yoga, TRX and core strength classes in multiple studios. Busy


The head of The Agency’s Marin office and Director of Luxury Estates, Tracy McLaughlin has been named one of the year’s Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Journal. The publication’s annual edition celebrates the region’s business leaders in a range of industries including real estate, law, tech, finance, and health care. 

The Journal awarded the honor to Tracy at the Influential Women in Business awards ceremony, which took place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. A host of dynamic women were honored from industries spanning healthcare, finance, technology and medical research.  

Tracy joined The Agency’s Marin office in 2019 to spearhead operations at the brokerage’s third office in Northern California and to


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your month in and around San Francisco, the East Bay, and Wine Country.

SEE FIREWORKS HERE - In honor of Independence Day, one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, Pier 39, will hold its one-of-kind waterfront Fourth of July Celebration, which promises 180-degree views of the Bay, plus live music and access to all of the pier’s world-famous eats. The day kicks off at 3pm with the yacht rock jams of Mustache Harbor on the Entrance Plaza Stage. Get an Alcatraz Escape cocktail at the Fog Harbor Fish House bar or order a tiny bucket of Trish’s Mini Donuts and a bag of salt water taffy from the Candy Baron—you’ll want to snack on something when the firework display launches around 9:30pm.  

Situated in the heart of San Francisco Bay, Yerba Buena Island will soon feature an exceptional collection of forward-thinking residences, capturing 360° views of the San Francisco skyline, the Bay Area’s iconic bridges and the stunning hillsides beyond. Condominiums, flats and townhomes for sale will blend with the diverse, natural island topography, surrounded by miles of parks, beaches, hiking and biking trails, a mere 10 minutes from Downtown San Francisco.

Developer Wilson Meany and partner Stockbridge Capital Group gathered on Tuesday, June 11th to celebrate the start of vertical construction on the island’s 266 residences, with sales beginning in early 2020. Also joining for the milestone occasion—the collaborating architects and designers


Our picks of places to go and things to do to make the most of your summer in and around Marin County.

GET YOUR STEPS IN HERE - Talk about storied steps: the Dipsea Stairs, a series of 688 wooded steps in Mill Valley, have been tread upon by locals and legends alike since 1905. Recently restored, the iconic stairs are part of the oldest trail footrace in the country. Local legend Jack Kirk (“the Dipsea Demon”) was famous for running the race every year since 1930, until he was 96 years young. Emblazoned with inspiring placards like “Don’t stop now!” and “Live life fully!” the stairs are perfect for a leisurely walk or full-on workout.

GET LOST IN THE WOODS HERE - A National Monument since 1908, this otherworldly forest, just a few miles north of San


May Agent of the Month is the latest distinction bestowed upon Tracy McLaughin, one of the top brokers in the country and the fearless leader of The Agency’s Marin office. Not only has she sold more than $1 billion in real estate throughout her career, Tracy has ranked as the highest producing agent in Marin County since 2005—a national record for any county in the country. Most recently, she added accomplished author to her impressive resume with the publishing of her book Real Estate Rescue with Tracy McLaughlin - How Not to Leave Money on the Table in the Sale and Purchase of Your Home.

We caught up with Tracy to get her thoughts on the Marin County market—from the latest buying trends to what we can expect in the year ahead—and to get her take on a