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San Rafael, CA

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Located on the North Bay area of San Francisco, San Rafael is the ideal place for those seeking a beach retreat. With mild winters and warm summers, the city of nearly 58,000 has plenty to offer tourists and residents alike. From luscious forests and marshlands to a bustling downtown area with plenty of entertainment, San Rafael has something for everyone. Enjoy the many parks or visit some of the popular gaming development companies located here for an experience you won’t soon forget.

San Rafael Apartments

$2290-$3729

The Lofts At Albert Park
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$2500-$10000

33 North
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2.5

$1920-$2485

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Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1-2

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Marin Gardens
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-1.5

$3640

$3640 Three bedroom in San Rafael-Cresta Way
Beds: 3
Baths: 2

$2078

$2078 One bedroom in San Rafael-Cresta Way
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of San Rafael, CA is
45 to 49
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.1%
  • 7.73%
  • 5.99%
  • Female
  • 6.03%
  • 6.43%
  • 6.88%
$1415
is average rent in San Rafael, CA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.01%
  • 0.86%
  • 0.72%
35.12%
of units are available for rent in San Rafael
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 525
  • 56
  • 583
Getting Around in San Rafael, CA

42
Walk Score®
"Car-Dependent"
N/A
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The average commuter time in San Rafael is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 3.53%
  • 12.66%
  • 2.04%

A Modern Entertainmen

San Rafael is home to a large, bustling entertainment industry. After several popular George Lucas films like American Graffiti were shot in the city, it became a hotspot for high-tech entertainment businesses. With the Marin County Civic Center and various music programs, including Hearts of Space, San Rafael is a perfect place for those who love arts and music. Various video game development companies are also located in San Rafael due to the city being home to LucasFilms. Some of the more popular ones located here are Totally Games and Visual Concepts.

A Breath of Fresh Air

Nature fans are lucky when living in or visiting San Rafael. China Camp State Park offers a host of fun outdoor activities to get the body moving, including hiking, boating, and horseback riding. Take your bike out or run on select trails set aside for added exercise. Along with this large regional park, several smaller community parks are available all year long for those looking to picnic, play, or just enjoy the outdoors. If you are a sports fan, pay a visit to Albert Park, home of the San Rafael Pacifics professional baseball club.

A Piece of San Rafael

Completed in 1962, the Marin County Civic Center should be on everyone’s list of places to visit in San Rafael. The main building of the civic center was named a National Historic Landmark in 1991 due to its exquisite design that stretches across two valleys. This main section is home to the Administration Building and the Hall of Justice, both of which join the county library. A Veterans Memorial Auditorium and exhibit hall are also located in the civic center. The structural arches and slender gold-anodized columns are just small part of the unique features this building has to offer.