With its large estates, grand homes, private tennis courts, and gated drives, Ross is an idyllic place to raise a family. Local families can be found relaxing in the pristine Ross Common, or picnicking, hiking, and fishing around nearby Phoenix Lake. Hiking and biking trails abound, and it's easy to spend an entire day on Mount Tamalpais. Diners can choose from Italian home cooking at Trattoria Fresco or French provincial cuisine at Marche aux Fleurs, a restaurant noted for its elegant garden dining and menu featuring the freshest, local seasonal ingredients available. The award-winning Ross School District is for the town of Ross only, and serves Kindergarteners through eighth graders. High schoolers primarily attend Redwood High School, but are able to access the other schools in the Tamalpais Union High School District. The Branson School, an acclaimed private high school, is also located in the heart of town.