San Rafael Real Estate
The city of San Rafael is approximately 20 miles north of San Francisco. It is the county seat of Marin County. San Rafael CA real estate includes houses, townhouses and condos. There are houses with five or six bedrooms for those who want large homes. Many houses with two, three or four bedrooms are available. Some townhouses have four bedrooms. A number of condos in the city have two or three bedrooms. Condo amenities may include loft areas and large decks. Those who want luxury homes can find San Rafael homes with marble bathrooms and home theaters.
Those who buy San Rafael CA homes for sale will find plenty of things to do outdoors. The city parks provide outdoor recreational opportunities. Families with small children will appreciate the playgrounds and picnic areas at Gerstle Park and Santa Margarita Park. Those who like outdoor sports will enjoy the sports field at Pickleweed Park.
China Camp State Park on the shore of San Pablo Bay has places for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Visitors can go swimming, boating and windsurfing in the water.
People who want to be close to restaurants, shops and attractions may be interested in San Rafael CA real estate near the downtown area. Places to visit downtown include the Marin History Museum, the Falkirk Cultural Center and art galleries.
Many San Rafael CA homes for sale are near the city's schools. There eight elementary schools in the San Rafael City Schools district for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The district has one middle school and three high schools. Students in kindergarten through eighth grade can attend Venetia Valley. Three elementary schools and a middle school in San Rafael are part of the Dixie School District. Private schools in San Rafael include Marin Academy, Saint Mark's School, Saint Raphael School and the Brandeis Hillel Day School. Marin Academy and Saint Mark's School are nonreligious.
The College of Marin is a junior college in Kentfield several miles away from San Rafael. The Dominican University of California is in San Rafael. The San Francisco State University in San Francisco is approximately 20 miles from San Rafael.
San Rafael residents who work in San Francisco can commute bus, ferry or train. Buses operated by Golden Gate Transit travel from San Rafael to San Francisco. Commuters can also take ferries from Larkspur to San Francisco. The ferry terminal in Larkspur is approximately three miles from San Rafael. The Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Richmond is about 10 miles from San Rafael. BART trains from this station go to San Francisco. Bus service in San Rafael is provided by Marin Transit.
Traveling to other parts of the United States is simple for residents of San Rafael homes. San Francisco International Airport is approximately 26 miles south of San Rafael, and Oakland International Airport is about 25 miles southeast of San Rafael. Trains from the Amtrak station approximately 10 miles away in Richmond travel south to Los Angeles and north to Seattle.
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