San Rafael

Marin's most populated town still has an artsy and creative twist.


Welcome to San Rafael

San Rafael is the county seat and the largest city in Marin. There's an urban-suburban kind of mix here with an artsy and creative twist. The Farmer's Market is the 3rd largest in California. The town has all kinds of eclectic food choices, including Indian, Thai, Italian, Suchi, Mexican, and Puetro Rican. Soul Food, an iconic Puetro Rican restaurant, often has a line outside the door. You'll find interesting mid-century modern architecture in Terra Linda and Lucas Valley. Live music is at Terrapin Crossroads, founded by Phil Leash of the Grateful Dead. Marin's tech is based in San Rafael with BioMarin and Autodesk.

October-December 2022 single family median price: $1,515,000
October-December 2022 single family average $/square foot: $810
October-December 2022 single family # of homes sold: 95
2021 Oct YTD highest sale price: $8,000,000
Population: 58,000
Elevation: 43 feet
Destinations: China Camp State Park, McNears Beach, 101 Surf Shop, Soul Food, Farmers Market, the County Fair, the Street Fair
Climate: the Mediterranean with mild winter lows. Seldom reaches freezing.
Annual rainfall: 32 inches
Summer highs/lows: 80's/50's
Winter highs/lows: 50's-60's/40's
Schools: San Rafael Elementary School District, San Rafael High School
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