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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 September 28, 2020
81
Listed
46
Avg. DOM
$598.90
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,086,900
Med. List Price
81 Properties
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3
Beds
2
Baths
1,200
Sq.Ft.
1960
Year Built
1
Day on Site
22022316
MLS
Very rare one-story end unit, set back from the road, freshly painted, new carpet in bedrooms, nice sized private rear patio and garden area. Convenient parking at rear, close to schools and...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,743
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22023176
MLS
Captivating views of San Pablo Bay, Civic Center and surrounding hillside from nearly every room of this single story Rafael Highlands home. Featuring an open floor plan, this 3 bd, plus...
5
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2.84
Acres
1998
Year Built
2
Days on Site
22022760
MLS
On a 2.84 acre superior view lot on the Pt. San Pedro Peninsula, this gorgeous resort-like home offers unparalleled 180-degree sweeping vistas of the surrounding hills, 3 bridges, SF Bay, Angel...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,408
Sq.Ft.
1961
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22022895
MLS
Rarely available, single level end unit PUD with 2 Bedroom suites, plus a built-in office space with a view overlooking the 11th green of the Peacock Gap Golf Course. Gorgeous Eichler-like design...
3
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,442
Sq.Ft.
1929
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22021708
MLS
Its all about the view! Knolltop, Southern exposure, East Bay to Mt. Tamalpais. Private drive through gated entry. Approximately 3/4 acre. Built in 1929, needs work, but has great potential. Two...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,510
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22020646
MLS
Whoa! Look at the price of this beautiful 3 Br / 2.5 Ba Townhome that backs to Open Space in one of the best locations in Green Oaks! Enjoy the pool and 2 racquet ball courts, plus miles of trails...
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,732
Sq.Ft.
1958
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22023273
MLS
This single level, long-time family owned and maintained home is move-in condition ready or ideal for remodel. The floor plan provides 1,732 sqft w/3 BD, 2 BA, family rm kitchen design overlooking a...
1
Beds
1
Baths
660
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
3
Days on Site
22008450
MLS
Villa Marin is Marin County's top of the line luxury continuing-care retirement community. Centrally located, this unit faces East with beautiful views and lots of natural light. Benefits include,...
5
Beds
2
Baths
2,528
Sq.Ft.
1963
Year Built
4
Days on Site
22022920
MLS
Peacock Gap:Adorable Mid-Century Modern updated ranch style on a level lot.Desirable cul-de-sac location.Easy flow floor plan with primary suite plus nursery/office/5th bedroom adjacent with three...
2
Beds
1
Baths
0.1
Acres
1925
Year Built
4
Days on Site
22023097
MLS
Tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of a highly desirable Dominican neighborhood surrounded by multi-million dollar homes, this beautifully updated charmer is situated just minutes from trendy...
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,551
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
4
Days on Site
22023138
MLS
Resort Style Living in Loch Lomond! Live the Dream at this sun-drenched 4 bedroom/2 bath San Rafael property with sparkling, solar-heated pool, water & bridge views, multiple outdoor entertaining...
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,989
Sq.Ft.
1988
Year Built
4
Days on Site
22009102
MLS
Prestigious Country Club Estate on a private road. Breathtaking views of the Bay and 2 Bridges from all 3 levels. Decks on each level to entertain and enjoy the unobstructed view of the sailboats...

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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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