Forbes Real Estate: San Rafael
The Forbes neighborhood of San Rafael is just west of downtown and features some of the most historic homes in the city. Beautiful Victorian, Mediterranean and even some California ranch homes can be found on the neighborhood’s manicured tree-lined streets. Because of its proximity to downtown, residents enjoy walking to many of the restaurants that encompass San Rafael’s thriving West End neighborhood along 4th street (my latest favorite: Johnny’s Doughnuts on 4th street). The neighborhood park is Sun Valley Park and features a group picnic area, a basketball court, a volleyball court, and a very popular playground. Forbes appeals to a wide variety of tastes, including those who want to live in Marin but still want the convenience of walking to shops and services that is normally found in more urban environments.
The neighborhood is comprised mainly of single-family homes at many different price points, from entry-level to luxurious estates. Forbes homes for sale are often scarce as there is little turnover in this neighborhood. The area is served by Sun Valley Elementary School (currently rated 10/10 on GreatSchools.org) and Davidson Middle School. For high school there is a choice between either San Rafael High School or Terra Linda High School, but be sure to check with the San Rafael School District to verify availability and enrollment. The prestigious Marin Academy is also located nearby within walking distance. You may wish to consult my schools guide for more information.
If you prefer to be in the “flats” of San Rafael, this is one of the best neighborhoods in my opinion. If you are looking for the views that hillside living afford, you might want to look at the adjacent Fairhills neighborhood which features more modern homes and vistas high above San Rafael. Forbes is a wonderful neighborhood to explore – and I would be happy to help you find a home for sale in this sought-after neighborhood.
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