San Rafael is the oldest, largest, and most diverse city in the North Bay’s Marin County, holding its county seat. The bayfront location means its 59,000 residents enjoy the county’s finest year-round weather, with mild winter lows and temperate summer highs. San Rafael developed around the Mission San Rafael Arcángel in the early 1800s. Having been rebuilt in the 1940s, the Mission structure now forms the centerpiece of today’s downtown.
San Rafael is comprised of distinct neighborhoods with varied architectural styles. The tree-lined streets of Gerstle Park and San Rafael’s downtown feature elegant Victorians and classic Californian bungalows. The area surrounding Peacock Gap Golf and Country Club is characterized by spectacular estates and lavish resort-style homes. To the north, Marinwood and Lucas Valley offer exceptionally grand properties and Eichler-designed homes in a secluded semi-rural setting. From gorgeous historic properties to breathtaking contemporary masterpieces, San Rafael has a dream home to suit every taste.