2042 Union St.,

San Francisco, 94123

CA DRE# 01883883

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Welcome to San Rafael

The county seat of Marin, San Rafael is large, diverse, eclectic, and historic. That history stretches from California’s beginnings, with the 1817 founding of Mission San Rafael on the old El Camino Real, to the construction of the eye-popping Marin Civic Center in the 1960s. Designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Civic Center was completed in 1962 and is so futuristic that it pops up in science- fiction films. The focal point of downtown is the Smith Rafael Film Center, which features a state–of-the-art multiplex cinema that screens independent and foreign films. Cuisine is eclectic: within a few blocks of 4th Street diners can find sushi, Indian, Thai, Italian, Mexican, and Puerto Rican food.

Thursday afternoons in the spring and summer find 4th Street hosting a farmers market, which features live music. The neighborhoods of San Rafael are equally distinctive. From the sought-after mid-century Eichler homes of Terra Linda to the Victorians that surround Dominican University of California and the custom homes of Lucas Valley, San Rafael provides diversity of price and style. It’s also easy to get away from it all in San Rafael. Nearby China Camp State Park is a jewel by the bay, offering: a kid-friendly, walk-in campground for tents only; a shallow, protected swimming beach; and biking and running trails.


Average commute to SF: 45 mins by car

Larkspur Ferry (~ 12 minute drive)


Marin Transit



Bahia Vista Elementary School

Coleman Elementary School

Lucas Valley Elementary School

Glenwood Elementary School

Laurel Dell Elementary School

Mary E. Silveira Elementary School

San Pedro Elementary School

Sun Valley Elementary School

Vallecito Elementary School

Venetia Valley

Davidson Middle School

Miller Creek Middle School

San Rafael High School

Terra Linda High School


Brandeis Marin

Gate Academy

Marin Academy

Marin Waldorf School

Montessori de Terra Linda

Saint Isabella School

Mark Day School

Saint Raphael School


Downtown San Rafael

China Camp State Park

McNears Beach


Average low in January: 41℉

Average high in July: 84℉