The city is completely built out with single-family homes and approximately 100 rental units. The terrain is predominantly hilly and lush. Many residences were designed by famous architects and are considered historically significant. There are spectacular views of San Francisco, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and Mt. Tamalpais, but no public beach or boat launching area
The weather in Belvedere is extraordinary. Coastal breezes keep the air fresh and clear and the temperatures moderate all year. The average low in January is 42.9 degrees, the average high in July only 74.9. The city has mostly sunny conditions 260 days out of the year.
The median age in Belvedere is 53. For many years the population has been predominantly 55 years of age and older, however the number of young families with children is steadily growing. The city hosts swarms of children at its newly renovated playground, the most popular children's park in southern Marin.