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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 mid-century and mid-century modern 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 24, 2022
41
Listed
20
Avg. DOM
$791.34
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,699,000
Med. List Price
41 Properties
Page 1 of 4
$1,095,000
Neighborhood: Northbridge
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,682
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
3
Days on Site
322041904
MLS
Classic Northbridge 1950's ranch style home. Expanded open kitchen/family room that flows out to the private sunny back yard with brick patio and deck. The long time owners have lovingly maintained...
2,030
Sq.Ft.
1899
Year Built
4
Days on Site
322047949
MLS
Modern Farmhouse appeal! Stunning duplex in the heart of Gerstle Park. Live in one and rent the other or perfect opportunity for extended family. Extensively remodeled 2021-2022 top to bottom inc...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,440
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
4
Days on Site
322046512
MLS
This is it! The best lagoon location at Contempo Marin. 3/2 on cul de sac (no through traffic) with roomy kitchen featuring stainless appliances and lagoon views through large windows. High slanted...
6
Beds
4F21/2
Baths
7,016
Sq.Ft.
1900
Year Built
4
Days on Site
322048006
MLS
This stunningly designed and well-presented home in one of Marin's most desirable neighborhoods is an architectural jewel. The consolidation of the heritage of this turn-of-the-century Queen Anne...
3
Beds
2
Baths
3,203
Sq.Ft.
1953
Year Built
5
Days on Site
322036630
MLS
Enjoy this peaceful & tranquil setting with extraordinary panoramic bay views and beyond to Mt Diablo. 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with flowing living space plus a separate studio/office with deck and...
Open 5/25
36 Junipero Serra Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901
6
Beds
2
Baths
3,340
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
5
Days on Site
322047509
MLS
Private sun-drenched home with grand scale, wide-open water views & gracious architectural details. Expansive entry hall, elegant staircase. Living room has a fireplace, tall ceilings and huge...
Open 5/29
364 Peachstone Terrace San Rafael, CA 94903
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,793
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
6
Days on Site
322046269
MLS
Looking for the ideal Marinwood location on a serene cul-de-sac with an open floor plan? This is it! Absolutely beautiful remodeled kitchen/great room includes large dining area, island with counter...
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,035
Sq.Ft.
1940
Year Built
6
Days on Site
322046336
MLS
Charming single-level 4 bedroom, 2 full baths home (+ office) with an expansive level backyard with a flat lawn that is partially shaded by redwoods. The home has a newer HVAC system, the property is...
5
Beds
2
Baths
1,942
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
6
Days on Site
322046516
MLS
Simply stunning. This sleek, remodeled double A-frame Eichler enchants with soothing tones and clean, chic design. Reimagined by interior design legend Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, founder of the design firm...
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,405
Sq.Ft.
1996
Year Built
6
Days on Site
322043074
MLS
Light, airy, and serene Woodcliff Estates enclave is seeking its next chapter. This private paradise is minutes from the freeway but feels like another world. Experience peace and calm in the...
$1,399,000
Neighborhood: Dominican
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,065
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
7
Days on Site
322045442
MLS
A lovely lawn & garden entry leads to this inviting updated Dominican split-level. The living room with brick gas-lite fireplace & adjacent formal dining room open to the serene backyard. The updated...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,921
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
7
Days on Site
322046254
MLS
Rare opportunity to own one of the largest lots in Spinnaker Point, on the water, with amazing gardens and cul-de-sac location. This chic contemporary 2 story 3bd/2.5ba detached home offers open...

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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:

  • Lucas Valley Elementary School (formerly 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

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