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Browse today's new San Rafael homes for sale plus more properties in Marin County below! San Rafael is a bustling Marin County city that is home to well over 60,000 residents. As the county seat of Marin County, San Rafael also has a lively downtown that's full of shops, restaurants, cafes, nightlife, and various other community amenities, also making it a great place to live, work, and play. San Rafael is also well-known throughout the Bay Area for hosting fabulous farmers markets, and the historic Victorian architecture on display all over town helps give this one-and-a-kind community additional charm and character that many existing residents will say is unmatched. To learn more about San Rafael properties for sale or to set up a private home tour, contact your Bay Area real estate experts today. Read more about San Rafael real estate.

Real Estate For Sale in San Rafael CA

San Rafael Real Estate Statistics May 19, 2019
111
Listed
38
Avg. DOM
$597.65
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,195,000
Med. List Price
111 Properties
Page 1 of 10
Open 5/26
3448 Kerner Boulevard San Rafael, CA 94901
3
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,116
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
2
Days on Site
21911872
MLS
Walking Score of 79! This end unit has a top San Rafael Central location. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery store, and other shopping. Close to Highways 101 and 580 East. Three bedrooms and...
Open 5/19
59 Billou Street San Rafael, CA 94901
$699,000
Subdivision: Bret Harte
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,644
Sq.Ft.
1947
Year Built
2
Days on Site
21912417
MLS
Polish off this as-is 'diamond in the rough' fixer gem with your updates in one of San Rafael's most booming neighborhoods! 3BR, 2BA,+ 2 bonus rooms, hardwood floors, fireplace, and spacious back...
Open 5/19
8 Meadow Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901
2
Beds
1
Baths
890
Sq.Ft.
1943
Year Built
1
Days on Site
21912478
MLS
Sweet one level Bret Harte charmer with a gorgeous level backyard. 2 bedrooms, one bath and a loft over the one car garage. Cozy yet bright, hardwood floors, updated kitchen and bath, retreat like...
2
Beds
1
Baths
864
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21912342
MLS
Clean and affordable unit located at 35 Fairfax in San Rafael. Fantastic opportunity for an owner occupant or investor looking for great ROI. Large deck off rear of unit. HOA dues include an...
Open 5/19
81 Mt Rainer Drive San Rafael, CA 94903
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,989
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21912361
MLS
One of the best Eichler floor plans, with interior Atrium, 4+ bedrooms, 3 baths, and in-law unit potential. Walls of glass, southern exposure, and distant hillside and open space views. Upgraded...
Open 5/19
4 Marin Bay Park Court San Rafael, CA 94901
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
4,985
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21910298
MLS
Located in a private gated community, this stunning estate is sited on a 1-acre parcel with a 4985 sqft home, 4BR/3.5BA, office and a beautifully appointed movie theater with playroom. Down either of...
Open 5/19
47 Partridge Drive San Rafael, CA 94901
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,510
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
3
Days on Site
21908117
MLS
Contemporary Peacock Gap Home where quality of life comes first! Work from home and then walk the neighborhood trails with your dog. Or play golf at Peacock Gap - A Marin Best in Class! A Solar Home...
Open 5/19
34 Bayharbor Way San Rafael, CA 94901
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,897
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
4
Days on Site
21912193
MLS
Corner Townhome at The Strand Marin, a waterfront development located at the Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence includes an open plan living area & kitchen with...
Open 5/19
15 Roger Drive San Rafael, CA 94901
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,015
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21911333
MLS
One-of-a-kind Mid-Century Contemporary with floor-to-ceiling windows, stunning chef's kitchen w/wine storage & an open, airy Tahoe feel. Rustic wood & beams+fireplace & skylights. Front & back yards...
Open 5/19
561 Biscayne Drive San Rafael, CA 94901
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,214
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21909418
MLS
Rarely available townhome in the Brickyard at Peacock Estates, surrounded by multi-million dollar properties. Feels like a single family home with huge, sunny backyard and two-car garage. Bedroom and...
Open 5/19
525 Appleberry Drive San Rafael, CA 94903
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,506
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21911940
MLS
Updated Eichler in Lucas Valley. This light-filled open concept floor plan features fresh paint inside & out, new carpets, skylights, some double pane windows and beautifully landscaped large flat...
Open 5/19
629 Wakerobin Lane San Rafael, CA 94903
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,513
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
5
Days on Site
21911614
MLS
Just in time for summer this light filled contemporary Eichler home with a open concept floor plan awaits! Prepare meals in the recently updated gourmet chef's kitchen. Separate family room. Master...

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San Rafael Real Estate Market

As a suburb of San Francisco, single-family homes are what most think of when dreaming about buying a new home in San Rafael. Detached single-family options in town range from larger, newly-built residences with all the bells and whistles to smaller cottage and bungalow style homes that boast an incredible amount of charm and character. Luxury waterfront homes also occupy a fairly significant portion of the San Rafael real estate market thanks to the city's prime location along the San Francisco Bay. And with part of the east side of town also backing up to China Camp State Park, you're also never too far from plenty of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, regardless of where you live in the San Rafael area.

The city's tradition of architectural beauty extends into its residential neighborhoods, which offer a wide variety of new and classic homes. The prestigious Dominican Section is known for its spacious traditionally-designed houses, while homes and condos in the Peacock Gap's Golf and Country Club area are typically newer, and set on view properties overlooking San Pablo Bay. Buyers from San Francisco and out-of-state often choose San Rafael for its realistic entry level prices, at $600-$800k for a 3+ bedroom single-family home, as well as its excellent public school systems, and close proximity to the big city.

San Rafael Community Amenities

San Rafael is known for many things. It's a hotbed for entertainment and technology, but also a beautiful historic city, home to some of Northern California's finest classic architecture and a lot of modern designs. The city's thriving downtown is famous for its wide variety of shopping spots and restaurants in character buildings, particularly in the colorful Fourth Street neighborhood. San Rafael's combination of natural and man-made beauty has also helped make it a popular filming location, with iconic movies like American Graffiti, THX 1138, and Gattaca set here.

Postcards of San Rafael often show the city's beautiful Spanish mission buildings, including Saint Raphael Church, with its beautiful white and terra cotta bell tower back dropped by tree-covered hills, dating back to the settlement's earliest days in 1817. Other architecturally significant buildings in the San Rafael real estate area include the angular Marin County Civic Center, the only public building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and the Falkirk Cultural Center, a handsomely preserved Victorian mansion just a block from downtown.

Despite being just 40 minutes from San Francisco, parts of San Rafael still maintain a bit of a quiet country feel, especially around the outskirts of town. As mentioned above, the sprawling China Camp State Park sits over on San Rafael's east side of town, and several other parks and nature preserves also sit just outside of San Rafael as well. For anybody who loves to get out on the golf course, the Peacock Gap Golf Club is conveniently located in San Rafael, and Dominican University of California also calls this part of Marin County home too.

San Rafael School Information

Below is a list of schools in the city of San Rafael for buyers with school-aged children to consider:

  • Dixie Elementary School - 1175 Idylberry Drive
  • Glenwood Elementary - 25 Castlewood Drive
  • Miller Creek Middle School - 2255 Las Gallinas Avenue
  • Sun Valley Elementary - 75 Happy Lane
  • Bahia Vista Elementary - 125 Bahia Way
  • Laurel Dell Elementary - 225 Woodland Avenue
  • Mary E. Silveira Elementary - 375 Blackstone Drive
  • Vallecito Elementary - 50 Nova Albion Way
  • Coleman Elementary - 800 Belle Avenue
  • San Rafael High School - 150 Third Street
  • Terra Linda High School - 320 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael Real Estate Agents

Planning to buy or sell a home in San Rafael? Let our local real estate team guide you through the sale of your current residence or purchase your next San Rafael property. As Bay Area real estate agents, we're well-versed in the unique market dynamics of San Rafael real estate.

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