America's Best Suburbs
Tiburon, California, has a ferry service to San Francisco that is one of the world’s great commutes. Passing by Angel and Alcatraz Islands, and then disembarking at the city’s Ferry Building, passengers have just a short walk to bustling Market Street, or to the California Street cable car that can take them to the Financial District or up Russian Hill. Of course the alternate commute coming in over the Golden Gate Bridge isn’t a bad one either.
The Financial District is a common hopping-off point since San Francisco, a short drive north of Silicon Valley, is the money capital for Information Technology. For an IT entrepreneur seeking to finance a startup, San Francisco’s Montgomery Street should be stop number one.
In the afternoon, the Tiburon Ferry returns its commuters to their home town with enough daylight left to enjoy its outdoor pleasures – tennis, sailing, fishing, etc. Because of the time difference with the East Coast, the San Francisco work day, particularly in the financial sector, begins earlier and ends earlier. And the California weather makes those outdoor activities doable year-round. For those whose activities are more in the connoisseur realm, the Napa Valley wine country is less than an hour away.
Just a three-minute walk from the Ferry landing and Tiburon’s stylish shops and restaurants is Corinthian Island, a beautiful residential retreat with views of San Francisco across the Bay and with a feel of the Riviera. Just a a few steps further is Belvedere Lagoon, rimmed by houses with yards and decks that border the inviting water. Overlooking the Lagoon is majestic Belvedere Island, a striking setting for some of the most stunning houses anywhere, with panoramic views to go with them.
In assessing local schools, the four below cover grades K-12 in the Tiburon Public School District and have at various intervals been designated as California Distinguished Schools, an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools that best represent quality educational programs.
- Reed Elementary School, grades K-2
- Bel Aire School, grades 3-5
- Del Mar School, grades 6-8
- Redwood High School, grades 9-12
Redwood High should be noted for its Peer Tutoring Program wherein older students work with those in the lower grades who need help with a troubling subject. Also, Redwood is an equal opportunity school as shown in its co-ed wrestling program.
Bay Area colleges and universities are among America’s best, with Stanford in Palo Alto considered by many as the best. It is a private research university that has graduated 19 Nobel Laureates, holds 270 Olympic medals, and has sent its Cardinals football team to 15 Rose Bowls, winning 8. Tuition is $46,320, with total cost including room and board coming to $64,477. Acceptance rate is 4.8%.
The University of California at Berkeley is a public research university that is Stanford’s great rival across the Bay. Berkeley alumni include 34 Nobel Laureates and 20 Academy Award winners. In-state tuition is $13,509. Out-of-state students pay $40,191. Room and board for both is $15,715. The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Berkeley 5thin the world overall and 1stamong public universities.
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