Belvedere, California

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Belvedere is an affluent city in Marin County, California, United States. Belvedere is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northeast of Sausalito,[4] at an elevation of 36 feet (11 m).[3] At the 2000 census, the population was 2,125 and the per-capita income was $113,595,[5] making it one of the highest income cities in California and the 17th highest income place in the United States (1st with a population over 1,000).

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Location

Belvedere is located at 37°52′22″N 122°27′52″W / 37.87278°N 122.46444°W / 37.87278; -122.46444,[3] about 4 mi (6 km) north of San Francisco.

Situated on the Tiburon Peninsula at the southeastern base of Ring Mountain, between Richardson Bay and the Town of Tiburon, Belvedere consists of two "islands" and the lagoon (Belvedere Lagoon) between them. The larger of the two islands is Belvedere Island, and the smaller one is Corinthian Island, which is shared with Tiburon. The area of Ring Mountain is notable for its archaeological resources of extant Native American petroglyphs as well as considerable biodiversity of California native plants.[6]

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