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Pros

-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture

Cons

-Soft economy
-Crowding
-Extreme living costs


What Bert Has To Say About San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward Metro Area


A world-class city in every respect, the stunningly beautiful and culturally rich San Francisco is not only a unique place to visit but also to live. The area has a lot going for it: exceptional arts and cultural activities, plenty of history and sense of place, a strong commercial and financial core; and all the education and services anyone could want. The climate is one of the most unusual in the world, and the area is among the most ethnically and socially diverse in the country. The many world-famous tourist attractions- Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the cable car system, hilltop residential enclaves, and the wine country to the north- mix with considerable local entertainment and culture to make the city one of the most interesting and fun places to live in the country.


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Quick Facts About San Rafael


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in San Rafael is 3.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Rafael jobs have Increased by 1.84 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, San Rafael's cost of living is 131.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, San Rafael's population is 59,162 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 22.23 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in San Rafael is $907,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.94%.
    SCHOOLS
    San Rafael public schools spend $9,882 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.3 students per teacher in San Rafael.

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  7/27/2012
Moderation is always good

San Rafael is only 30 minutes from downtown San Francisco, but the weather is completely different. It's sunny most of the year, including in the summer when the city... (Read More)

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  3/11/2010
Crime

I feal very safe in this town. I think getting stopped for talking on your cell phone while driving is a big deal here. Thats about all I can... (Read More)

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  12/2/2008
San Rafael

Cost of living too high. Unfriendly... (Read More)

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