About this area:
Marin County is bordered on the north and northeast by Sonoma County and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Linked to San Francisco by the Golden Gate Bridge and to the east bay by the Richmond San Rafael Bridge, it is one of nine counties which significantly contribute to the economy of the San Francisco Bay Area as an urban center. The other eight counties are: Alameda, Contra Costa, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Additionally, the county’s rural coastal corridor and inland valleys feature vast acreage in farm production and open space for tourism and recreation.