San Rafael, California 

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Population

59,162

22% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.7%

Median Income

$75,668

Avg. Home Price

$1,013,500

Best Places to Live in San Rafael, California

Regional center - Northern California coast at the head of San Francisco Bay
Pros
-Year round climate
-Attractive setting
-Arts & culture
Cons
-Soft economy
-Crowding
-Extreme living costs

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: San Rafael
Zip Codes: 94901 94903 94964
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 155 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in San Rafael is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. San Rafael jobs have increased by 1.84%. Learn More...
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. Learn More... or Compare San Rafael's Cost of Living
POPULATION
San Rafael's population is 59,162 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 22.23%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in San Rafael is $1,013,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.36%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in San Rafael

It's a good time to buy in San Rafael. Home Appreciation is up 6.4% in the last 12 months. Browse San Rafael Real Estate.

The median home price in San Rafael is $1,013,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for San Rafael   7 Reviews
Moderation is always good - 7/27/2012
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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Crime - 3/11/2010
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

San Rafael - 12/2/2008
Cost of living too high. Unfriendly... Read More


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94901 94903 94964
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