Welcome to San Rafael
North Bay gem with a vibrant personality
San Rafael is a city in and the county seat of Marin County, California. San Rafael has a moderate, Mediterranean climate with mild winters and pleasant warm summers. Homes available in San Rafael mix traditional architecture like Victorian, Craftsman, and Spanish Colonials, alongside more modern styles. In 2021, the median home price in San Rafael is $1.3 which includes condos, townhomes and single family homes.
What to Love
Wealth of local history
Waterfront views at China Camp State Park
Lively downtown, diverse culture, and larger city in Marin County
People & Lifestyle
San Rafael is a lively area with a diverse culture and rich history. Residents and visitors alike can find fun activities and experiences throughout the city. Diversity reigns everything from dining to shopping as well as other aspects of city life.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
San Rafael is a city with many different dining and shopping options. With its diverse culture, you’re sure to find a cuisine or shop perfect for your needs.
One of the shopping centers in the area is Montecito Plaza, which has various retail shops, restaurants, and spa services. Downtown San Rafael offers more “mom and pop” shops and interesting stores.
San Rafael has some outstanding restaurants, such as SolFood
, a local favorite serving Puerto Rican dishes. Another popular place for American-style fare is State Room Brewery
, a gastropub with wood-fired pizzas and American dishes with a global touch, served alongside craft brews and cocktails. The Kitchen Table is another local fave offering upscale Italian cuisine.
Things to Do
There are many opportunities for activities in San Rafael. Whether you want to spend a day out at a local park or attend a local event, there’s something here for you.
One popular event destination is The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads
, which hosts live music most weekends. Another great spot for local produce and prepared foods is the Marin Farmers Market
, which is the third-largest farmers’ market in California.
If you want to spend a day out in nature, visit China Camp State Park, which is located on the shore of San Pablo Bay and is known for its hiking and biking trails, views, and open space. Another great park to visit is 4.2-acre Boyd Memorial Park
, which has a creek, picnic tables, and a playground.
San Rafael is home to several excellent schools. Being a larger community, San Rafael has 7 elementary schools, 3 middle and 2 high schools. Top educational opportunities include: