San Rafael became Marin County's first city in 1874 and is the oldest, largest, and most culturally diverse city. The city boasts 14 parks and almost one-third of the city's 17 square miles is devoted to open space. Popular outdoor attractions include the 1,600-acre China Camp State Park, a former shrimp fishing village that now offers hiking, horseback, and biking trails, views of the bay, and overnight campsites and the popular McNear's Beach Park with an outdoor swimming pool, a fishing pier, two tennis courts, picnic areas, and a mile of sandy beaches. Cultural and architectural attractions abound in San Rafael and many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Marin County Historical Society Museum houses a detailed collection of local historical photos and artifacts and the building is an example of a Victorian Gothic. The Falkirk Cultural Center, a 17-room Queen Anne-style mansion surrounded by 11 acres of formal grounds and a sculpture garden, exhibits contemporary art and sponsors cultural events, such as art classes and poetry readings as well as hosts workshops and lectures. The San Rafael Improvement Club is the second remaining building from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, with the other being San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, and is a city and state landmark.

 

The Film Center is a restored Art Deco building that is a year-round three-screen venue showing independent and international films as well as film retrospectives. The Marin County Civic Center was Frank Lloyd Wright's last major commission and the only government building designed by the world famous architect. The Civic Center spans three hills and includes a lush, 11-acre lagoon, a 20-acre park and a performing arts and convention facility. It is a state and national historical landmark and is available weekdays for self-guided or docent-led tours. The 106-year-old Dominican University of California is located on 80 wooded acres in the center of San Rafael. This liberal arts college is home to many architecturally and historically significant buildings and campus tours are available.

 

San Rafael has three community centers: Pickleweed Park, Terra Linda Recreation and The Center, all serving the recreation, education, and meeting needs of the city. Fourth Street, in downtown San Rafael, was the backdrop for George Lucas' film "American Graffiti." This street also hosts a very popular Farmer's Market from April through October that includes produce, flowers, food, and entertainment. In addition to numerous shopping options, San Rafael offers unique dining experiences with 150 specialty restaurants from British pubs to Italian and California cuisine. San Rafael offers a wide assortment of housing from Peacock Gap's Golf and Country Club contemporary homes and condominiums overlooking the Bay, to spacious traditional homes in the prestigious Dominican Section. Most of the homes in the Terra Linda area were built by Eichler or Alliance in the early 1960's. San Rafael has parks, yacht clubs, docking and launching facilities, tennis and swim clubs, hiking and biking trails. This is a community where families can enjoy an active lifestyle and be part of a rich historical and cultural heritage.

 


Homes Currently for Sale
Friedman Realty lists and sells properties in Marin County:

Homes currently for sale as of 09-14-2007
Information is believed to be accurate but has not been verified.


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San Rafael

 

 

 

 

 

This listing is courtesy of Susan Simone, Coldwell Banker Belvedere

 

 

 

 

 MLS #

20714888

List Price

 $589,000

 

 

Bedrooms:

4

City

San Rafael

 

Baths F/H:

2/1

County

Marin

 

Sale/Lease:

Sale

Zip Code:

94903

 

 

Garage Spaces

2

State

California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More pictures are available upon request.

For additional information and listing, email patty@pattyfriedman.com, or call Patty Friedman at 415-721-1953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This listing is courtesy of Justine Fairey, Frank Howard Allen-San Rafael

 

 

 

 

 MLS #

20713007

List Price

 $699,000

 

 

Bedrooms:

4

City

San Rafael

 

Baths F/H:

2/1

County

Marin

 

Sale/Lease:

Sale

Zip Code:

94901

 

 

 

 

State

California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More pictures are available upon request.

For additional information and listing, email patty@pattyfriedman.com, or call Patty Friedman at 415-721-1953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other listings are as follows. For additional information and listing, email patty@pattyfriedman.com, or call Patty Friedman at 415-721-1953

MLS Number

Listing Agent Name

Listing Agent Company

Sale/Lease

# of Bedrooms

# of Bath

City

County

State

Zip

Price

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20709705

Marcela Hidalgo

Coldwell Banker Novato

Sale

3

F-1, H-0

San Rafael

Marin

CA

94901

$619,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The information being provided is for the consumer’s personal, non-commercial use, and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing.

 


 

 

 Friedman Realty
4460 Redwood Highway, Suite 16
San Rafael, CA  94903

Phone: 415-721-1953
patty@pattyfriedman.com


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