Why Point Reyes?
The Most Scenic Town Anywhere
Point Reyes real estate is located along the breathtaking Highway 1 and situated as the gateway to the Point Reyes National Seashore, the small town of Point Reyes Station is one of the most scenic towns anywhere. Located just south of Tomales Bay, this former port and railway terminus, Point Reyes condos for sale are also on the San Andreas Fault and was the likely epicenter for the deadly great 1906 earthquake. Walking tours take tourists to see the famous fault. Even with the fault so close, Point Reyes homes for sale are coveted for its stunning vistas and Point Reyes luxury homes for sale. If you are looking for Point Reyes houses for sale, Point Reyes land for sale, or Point Reyes bay front homes for sale, we recommend that you take the time to consult with a Point Reyes real estate agent.
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There are rarely homes for sale in Point Reyes Station, But, when one of the gorgeous beach homes in this unincorporated community does become available, there is often a lot of competition.
Some buyers just want to purchase a house to use as a vacation rental. They buy for people looking to take a break from the daily grind. The people who enjoy spending some quality time soaking up the sun and spending their time looking at the natural splendor. Others hope to find a place they can live in year round so they can join the tight-knit beach town community.
There are few places on Earth that can boast the view and great climate of Point Reyes real estate.
The former homeland of the Miwok tribe, Point Reyes Station has gone through several changes in its history. The settlement here was once called Olema Station and was a port on Tomales Bay as well as the railroad terminus for the North Pacific Coast Railroad line that connected Cazadero to the Sausalito Ferry.
Sometime between 1875 and 1882 the town changed its name to Point Reyes, and the Point Reyes post office opened in 1882. In 1891, the town changed its name to Marin before later changing it back to Point Reyes, and then finally to Point Reyes Station.
When the railroad eventually left, most of the town’s population moved elsewhere. But, the town held on and even thrived, becoming a tourist stop thanks to the beach, the areas national and state parks, and the highway.
There are only 848 people in Point Reyes Station and the median income for the area is $57,292, low for Marin County standards, but higher than the national average.
Remarkably, two weekly newspapers, the West Marin Citizen and the Point Reyes Light, serve the people of Point Reyes Station. The Point Reyes Light received a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for it reporting on the Synanon cult. The two newspapers give Point Reyes Station one of the highest per capita rates of media coverage in the nation.
Point Reyes Station, CA real estate is almost exclusively of the ocean view variety and does not come up for sale often.
Point Reyes Station does not have any school infrastructure, and any students attend school in nearby towns. It is part of the Shoreline Unified School District. The district has three elementary schools, including Inverness Elementary, and Tomales High School. The schools all boast small class sizes and rigorous academics.
Point Reyes Quick Links
Essential Links & Resources For the Community of Point Reyes
Point Reyes Town Information
Point Reyes Shopping
Cabaline Country Emporium/Saddlery
Gallery Route One
Marty Knapp Photography Gallery
Point Reyes Books
Susan Hayes Handwovens
West Marin Pharmacy
Other Point Reyes Links
Blue Water Kayaking
CLAM Community Land Trust Assoc.
Coastal Health Alliance
Dance Palace Community Center
Elizabeth Rivers, Wedding Officiant
Point Reyes National Seashore Assoc.
Point Reyes Outdoors
Point Reyes Restaurants
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