West End Neighborhood: San Rafael

251 Santa Margarita in the west end neighborhood exterior photo sold by Thomas Henthorne top marin real estate agent green garage doors tan stucco and red tile roof

251 Santa Margarita in the Santa Margarita Neighborhood Sold by Thomas Henthorne

The West End Neighborhood of San Rafael is not well-known outside of the city but is worth considering in your home search. It  includes the sought-after Santa Margarita neighborhood, as well as homes on streets such as Greenfield, Spring Grove, Tierra Vista, Tamal Vista and Bayo Vista. The West End neighborhood, also referred to simply as “The West End” is located just off San Rafael’s “Miracle Mile,” aka 4th Street, to the San Anselmo border.

The Santa Margarita neighborhood features a variety of housing styles and includes many Spanish Mediterranean homes with red tile roofs and other detailing representative of that style. Santa Margarita Drive serves as the entrance to the Santa Margarita neighborhood and is lined with distinctive ornamental street lights. The other streets generally slope upwards from the Miracle Mile, affording views and larger lots as the distance increases.

The neighborhoods’ close proximity to the downtowns of both San Anselmo and San Rafael means residents can easily choose to shop and dine in either locale.  There is one large supermarket nearby, United Market, and one of the best BBQ restaurants in Marin within walking distance. For those desiring a smaller, curated supermarket experience, Andy’s Sun Valley Market is nearby. Also worth mentioning are two of my personal favorites, Johnny Doughnuts and Ponsford Place Bakery.

Architecture ranges from Spanish Mediterranean to California contemporary to ranch homes. There is a wide assortment of styles in this area, with the most consistency found in the Santa Margarita area. The area attracts younger families that hold neighborhood BBQ’s and an annual garage sale, among other activities.

West End Neighborhood Homes For Sale: San Rafael

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118 Tamal Vista in the west end neighborhood of San Rafael Thomas Henthorne photo of rear of home with deck

118 Tamal Vista in the Santa Margarita Neighborhood Sold by Thomas Henthorne

For more information on the west end neighbohood or homes in Marin, please call / text me at 415-847-5584 or fill in the below contact form.

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Decker Bullock Sothebys International Realty
500 Drakes Landing Road
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photo of front of 22 Spring Grove in the West End Neighborhood of San Rafael Sold by Thomas Henthorne

22 Spring Grove in the West End Neighborhood of San Rafael Sold by Thomas Henthorne