Originally a thriving fishing community, over the years, today, Belvedere is the home of the San Francisco Yacht Club and is a favorite of the sailing crowd.
Belvedere sits at the southern base of Ring Mountain (an area known for its Native American petroglyphs, or rock carvings) on the Tiburon Peninsula and is made up of two islands and a lagoon.
An affluent community, Belvedere’s residents average in their early 50s.
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In order to preserve its breathtaking views and protect its trees and the spacious, wooded character for which Belvedere is known, the city enforces strict regulations on housing design and no restaurants or stores are allowed in Belvedere.
Not to worry, however, as neighboring Tiburon has plenty of shopping to offer.
Actress Vivian Vance, who played Ethel on I Love Lucy, once made her home here in Belvedere.
Belvedere’s signature appeal is its spectacular views of the Bay Area, Angel Island, San Francisco, Sausalito, the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpais. Here, home is a haven and a welcome respite from fast-paced life in the Bay Area.