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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 April 19, 2021
55
Listed
89
Avg. DOM
$630.43
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$630,000
Med. List Price
55 Properties
Page 1 of 5
$495,000
Condo: Sessions Rise
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,112
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
4
Days on Site
321025990
MLS
Great opportunity to own one of the best, private units in popular Sessions Rise! Updated kitchen with brand new granite counters. Rich looking 7.5 inch wood plank floors thruout the first floor....
3
Beds
1
Baths
1,662
Sq.Ft.
1949
Year Built
4
Days on Site
321026308
MLS
Situated on one of the most desirable streets in San Rafael in the coveted Forbes neighborhood, 218 Forbes Avenue is a lovely 3 BR / 1 BA home that exudes charm, from the front porch perfect for...
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,732
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
4
Days on Site
321018778
MLS
Stunning single-level home is perfect for entertaining inside and out. This 3-bedroom+den/office, 3-bath home has a dining room that opens onto a sunny backyard with fruit trees and 2 organic...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,568
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321020244
MLS
Opportunity awaits at this rarely available fabulous private 3 bedroom 2-1/2 bath end unit townhouse. Spacious living room with fireplace opens to the dining area, kitchen and patio which makes for...
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,031
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321024336
MLS
Welcoming Sun Valley single level with rare combination of views, flat yard spaces and proximity to popular neighborhood meet-up spots.Just steps away from Sun Valley Park, Andy's Market, gorgeous...
2
Beds
1
Baths
894
Sq.Ft.
1948
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321025855
MLS
Large lot. 7 on site parking spaces. Large level upper back yard. Storage room behind garage. Spacious rear courtyard. Pest control report available. Owner will credit back full pest control amount...
2
Beds
1
Baths
840
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321026210
MLS
Sunny and bright single level 2bd/1ba remodeled condo located in a well maintained community. Home has new paint, flooring, fixtures and more. Laundry facility in complex. Carport with 2 car tandem...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,659
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
4
Days on Site
321022202
MLS
Thoughtfully updated Glenwood home situated on a cul-de-sac! Nice mountain views from the large windows in the living room. This home features a new deck great for relaxing and entertaining, new...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,735
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
6
Days on Site
321022750
MLS
Located is the highly desirable West-End of San Rafael is 18 Sunset Way - a beautiful and meticulously maintained view home. Enjoy an ideal floor plan for excellent indoor/outdoor living, abundant...
$2,188,000
Subdivision: Los Ranchitos
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,515
Sq.Ft.
1967
Year Built
6
Days on Site
321024834
MLS
Rancho de los Ninos! Escape to your own private country retreat in coveted Los Ranchitos! A spacious circular drive welcomes you to this magical over 1.5 acre property. Framed by majestic oaks the...
$989,000
Subdivision: Santa Venetia
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,630
Sq.Ft.
1943
Year Built
7
Days on Site
321024269
MLS
Move-in ready! Lovingly renovated 4 Br gem situated on a large corner lot. Nestled within a beautifully landscaped yard, nearby China Camp. Great open floor plan space encompasses living room, dining...
$885,000
Condo: Marin Lagoon
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,840
Sq.Ft.
1992
Year Built
7
Days on Site
321022735
MLS
Desirable Marin Lagoon community welcomes you to experience the many features and excellent location afforded all who live and visit here. This spacious and attractively renovated townhome has the...

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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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