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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

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,

12255 SKY LANE - The spectacular Brentwood estate, with views that stretch from Downtown L.A. to the ocean, was crowned Home of the Week by the Los Angeles Times. “Sweeping across an acre in Brentwood, this ultra-modern compound catches the eye and doesn’t let go,” the article states, while noting the home’s Italian marble driveway, glass elevator and rooftop garden that doubles as an auto gallery. The seven-bedroom house, represented by Santiago Arana and Mauricio Umansky, was masterfully designed by De Loren & Associates. 

848 HOT SPRINGS ROAD - The Wall Street Journal recently spotlighted this sprawling Montecito château, which Hollywood director Kinka Usher had designed after Spain’s Alhambra Palace. Represented by Billy Rose, this recently

The Agency is proud to announce that 41 of our agents have ranked among “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals,” the latest ranking released by REAL Trends, Inc. The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. 

According to REAL Trends, more than 14,000 real estate professionals from every state are featured. To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2018. For real estate agent teams, the minimum is 75 transaction sides or $30 million in closed sales volume. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party to ensure accuracy and report integrity.

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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


The results of “The Thousand 2019” REAL Trends Inc. ranking are in. The Agency is once again proud to have ranked among the best of the best, with 14 of our own among the top 1,000 real estate professionals and teams in the nation. 

Now in its 14th year, The Thousand recognizes those who collectively place in the top one-half of one percent of more than 1.25 million licensed real estate professionals nationwide. In partnership with The Wall Street Journal, The Thousand is widely considered the most prestigious ranking in real estate.  

The Agency’s Managing Partner Santiago Arana ranked Number 7 in the nation and Number 3 in California with a total sales volume of more than $340MM. This marks Santiago’s ninth consecutive year on the charts. Ranking


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