Most Expensive Zip Codes Top 500, 94970  – 67/500

Most Expensive Zip Codes Top 500, 94970 – 67/500

Most Expensive Zip Codes Top 500, 94970  – 67/500


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Stinson Beach is a census-designated place in Marin CountyCalifornia, on the west coast of the United States. Stinson Beach is located 2.5 miles (4 km) east-southeast of Bolinas,[4] at an elevation of 26 feet (8 m).[3] The population of the Stinson Beach CDP (census-designated place) was 632 at the 2010 census.

Stinson Beach is about a 35-minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge on California’s Highway 1. It is near important attractions such as Muir Woods National MonumentMuir Beach, and Mount Tamalpais. It has a long beach, where the cold water promotesfog throughout the year.[citation needed]

Stinson Beach is a popular day trip for people in the San Francisco Bay Area and for tourists visiting northern California. Although most visitors arrive by private car, Stinson Beach is linked to Marin City by a daily bus service, and the network of hiking trails around Mount Tamalpais also reaches the town. The beach is one of the cleanest in the state, and sandy, unlike the rockier neighboring beach in Bolinas.

In 1870, the first road was built along the Pacific coast from Sausalito, California, and a tent settlement sprang up amongst thewillow trees at the beach, which gave rise to the town’s original name, Willow Camp. The Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railwayopened in 1896, making Willow Camp more accessible. Visitors could ride the train to West Point Inn and then hike or arrange astagecoach to take them to the beach. In 1906, refugees from the San Francisco earthquake came to the area and built some of the area’s first businesses. Stinson Beach became the official town name in 1916, in honor of the largest landowners, Rose and Nathan Stinson.

1916 photo postcard of Stinson Beach, showing Airey's Hotel to the left

1916 photo postcard of Stinson Beach, showing Airey’s Hotel to the left

The first post office opened in 1916.[4]

In 1939, the beach was sold to Marin County. It was transferred to the State of Californiain 1950, and was eventually transferred to the National Park Service in 1977.

Estimated zip code population in 2011: 519
Zip code population in 2010: 683
Zip code population in 2000: 772

Estimated median household income $79,402


Races in zip code 94970:

White population: 613
Black population: 4
American Indian population: 1
Asian population: 17
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 1
Some other race population: 4
Two or more races population: 10
Hispanic or Latino population: 33

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 72.1%

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