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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 October 21, 2021
66
Listed
57
Avg. DOM
$672.34
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$875,000
Med. List Price
66 Properties
Page 1 of 6
Open 10/23
65 Marina Boulevard San Rafael, CA 94901
$1,329,000
Subdivision: Marina Highlands
2
Beds
3
Baths
1,418
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
1
Day on Site
321100861
MLS
Mid-Century bi-level with huge downstairs bonus room (not counted in sq footage). Many original features plus updates for today's lifestyle. Beautiful hardwood, stylish fireplace, picture windows,...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,259
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
1
Day on Site
321100466
MLS
Live Life To the Fullest at Smith Ranch 55+ Luxury Independent Living Community. Since opening its doors 30 years ago, this #1 choice location 2 bed~2 bath condo was swiped up quickly and hasn't been...
1
Beds
1
Baths
737
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
2
Days on Site
321099984
MLS
Remodeled and spacious single level 1-bedroom end unit with private patio in highly desirable San Rafael. Living room with fireplace and slider to private fenced patio with storage. Remodeled kitchen...
Open 10/21
248 Riviera Drive San Rafael, CA 94901
$2,050,000
Subdivision: Peacock Gap
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,714
Sq.Ft.
1964
Year Built
2
Days on Site
321100303
MLS
Nestled in the heart of Peacock Gap is this thoughtfully reimagined 4 BR/2.5 BA poolside retreat boasting a masterful blend of stylish upgrades and sophisticated charm throughout. Spacious and...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,259
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
321100537
MLS
Smith Ranch is a 55+ luxury community on 30 acres. Located in central Marin, this convenient location has everything you would want. This unit is a Garden Unit, with lovely patio, and access from...
1
Beds
1
Baths
600
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
3
Days on Site
321097018
MLS
WOW Sweet condo... Centrally located in Marin County. This neat and clean 1 bedroom 1 bathroom corner unit 2nd floor condominium is light and bright. All of the following are new. Paint, laminate...
Open 10/21
37 Porto Bello Drive San Rafael, CA 94901
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,560
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
4
Days on Site
321100120
MLS
Enjoy the lovely and natural ambiance of the Porto Bello Complex. This rarely available two-level duet townhouse has only one shared common wall, a sizeable enclosed private patio and spacious...
6
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,946
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321089408
MLS
Corner lot home with a swimming pool. 7 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms with 4 of the rooms downstairs including the Primary bedroom. Chefs kitchen with a hood and gas stove. Newer roof with an existing...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,732
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
7
Days on Site
321099248
MLS
Architecturally stunning modern/chic home in Marin! Recently updated throughout with new interior/exterior paint, kitchen and bathroom updates, quartz counters, tile backsplash, hardware, fixtures,...
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,091
Sq.Ft.
1947
Year Built
7
Days on Site
321099396
MLS
RARE property in the highly sought after flats of the Sun Valley neighborhood, on over a .25 acre lot! Owned, cherished and first time on the market in 65 YEARS. This turn-key 4 Bed (+ bonus room) 3...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
4,225
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
9
Days on Site
321098435
MLS
You will never want to leave this outstanding Marin retreat and birder's paradise! 75 Main Drive is the quintessential staycation'' property that checks all the boxes. Originally built in 1967, this...
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,840
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
9
Days on Site
321095753
MLS
This waterfront, resort-like home with its deep-water dock, swimming pool, and outdoor kitchen area sets the stage for the ultimate Marin lifestyle at its best. The updated, single-story 4BR/4.5BA...

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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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