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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 August 1, 2021
63
Listed
82
Avg. DOM
$605.36
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$800,000
Med. List Price
63 Properties
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$995,000
Subdivision: Marinwood 01-D
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,638
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
2
Days on Site
321067583
MLS
Just 17 miles to San Francisco and 22 miles to Stinson Beach and Sonoma Counties Wine Country. Great opportunity to own this 3 bed, 2 bath, midcentury charmer in desirable Marinwood. Well cared for...
Open 8/1
1729 Grand Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,182
Sq.Ft.
1974
Year Built
2
Days on Site
321072702
MLS
Located in the upscale Dominican neighborhood of San Rafael, this beautifully updated townhome is a rare offering. One of only 8 units, no. 1729 sits on a cul de sac, with two airy bedrooms,...
5
Beds
5F11/2
Baths
6,111
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
2
Days on Site
321072781
MLS
Expansive custom home perfect for those buyers seeking a property for multi-generational living. This incredible home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, in the award winning Miller Creek...
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,694
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
3
Days on Site
321067556
MLS
Not often available is a fully remodeled 1,669sqft, 3BR/3 Full Bathrooms End Unit Condo in prestigious Peacock Gap. With it's own private entrance, 2-Car Tandem Garage, Private Patio just steps away...
Open 8/1
144 Roundtree Boulevard San Rafael, CA 94903
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
949
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
3
Days on Site
321072423
MLS
Great opportunity to own a townhome in sought after Marin Roundtree! With two bedrooms and one and a half bath, this home has two levels, new carpeting, bathroom flooring and fresh paint and it's...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,353
Sq.Ft.
1957
Year Built
3
Days on Site
321067655
MLS
Tangible quiet and peace in this 3bed/2bath fully renovated home. Situated on a cul de sac with almost 1/2 acre in the Miller Creek school district, there is space for RV/boat parking, ADU potential,...
$499,000
Condo: Villa Marin
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,120
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321071118
MLS
55+ plus retirement community for active seniors located in Terra Linda. This ideally located 2 bed, 2 bath apartment is on the first floor. Just a short stroll to all the great amenities without...
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,142
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321070696
MLS
Same family ownership for over 40 years. Prime location for this original classic ranch-style, rambling home. Level pool area and sloped rear yard for fruit trees and swing sets. There is a 'guest...
Open 8/1
155 Canal Street San Rafael, CA 94901
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,076
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321071506
MLS
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom, top floor condo has spectacular views of Mt. Tamalpais right from the full-sized deck. Kahale Manor is a gated and well-maintained complex with an on-site manager, two...
Open 8/1
539 Bret Harte Road San Rafael, CA 94901
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,932
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
5
Days on Site
321064094
MLS
A delightful surprise is located behind the unassuming fenced frontage of this beautiful residence. Sited on a private cul-de-sac with a 10,000 sq ft landscaped lot, this special home offers a...
Open 8/1
192 Esmeyer Drive San Rafael, CA 94903
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,102
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
6
Days on Site
321060433
MLS
Put your personal touches into bringing this 1971 Terra Linda home into today's world. A knoll top setting with lovely views, this property has ample space for both living and entertainment. Located...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
1,280
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
7
Days on Site
321064924
MLS
This mid-century contemporary turn-key ready 2 bedroom 1.5 bath condo boasts privacy with a spectacular view of the San Pablo bay! The vaulted open beam ceilings lends to the airy appeal with butcher...

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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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