Fairfax is a residential community of 7,500 population located within a 30 minute drive from San Francisco, the beach, and the mountains, in western Marin County. The Mediterranean climate makes it one of the most enjoyable living areas in the country. The Town enjoys a mild climate year round. Excellent recreational facilities are available in and around the Fairfax area. There are vast cultural and recreation resources of Muir Woods, five state parks, the San Francisco area, Oakland, Berkeley and the nearby wine country attractions.