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Country United States
State California
County Marin County
33 ft (10 m)
Area codes 415/628

Greenbrae is a small unincorporated community in Marin County, California. It is located 1.5 miles (2 km) south-southeast of downtown San Rafael, at an elevation of 33 feet (10 m), located adjacent to U.S. Route 101 at the opening of the Ross Valley. Part of Greenbrae is an unincorporated community of the county while the remaining area is inside the city limits of Larkspur. The ZIP code is 94904, and is shared with the neighboring Census-designated place (CDP) of Kentfield. The community is in area codes 415 and 628.

In popular culture

Director Don Siegal filmed the final scenes from the 1971 movie Dirty Harry on East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. After hijacking a school bus, "Scorpio" (Andy Robinson) drives into East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard at the Greenbrae interchange.

Notable residents


  • Larry Sultan (1946–2009), photographer.


  • Les Crane (1933–2008), radio announcer and television talk show host.
  • Michael Krasny (born 1944), radio host.

Politicians and civil service


  • Buddy Biancalana (born 1960), baseball player, was born in Greenbrae.
  • Pete Carroll (born 1951), football coach raised in Greenbrae.
  • Wilt Chamberlain (1936–1999), basketball and volleyball player.
  • Will Venable (1982), baseball player, born in Greenbrae.


  • Jack Finney (1911–1995), writer who died in Greenbrae shortly after completing his last novel.


  • William Silverman (1917–2004), pediatrician who influenced the development of the neonatal intensive care unit.
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