More About Bret Harte Heights
The Bret Harte Heights neighborhood of San Rafael is located just minutes from Highway 101, downtown San Rafael, and the Bonaire Shopping Center in Greenbrae, yet feels like a world apart. Lot sizes in this neighborhood tend to be very large — some up to 1.5 acres — with an abundance of trees. Residents love the views of the bay in one direction and Mt. Tamalpais in the other, depending which side of Bret Harte Road you are on. The road is reminiscent of a winding country lane and serves as the main street for Bret Harte Heights, and you’ll often see walkers and bikers, especially during the early morning and late afternoon.
I love living in Bret Harte Heights and am happy to answer any questions you may have about the neighborhood. I hope to welcome you to our private enclave!
More About San Rafael
San Rafael is Marin’s oldest and largest city, with a population of close to 60,000 people. Established in 1874, it is the seat of the County of Marin and is home to Marin’s second most popular tourist destination (after Muir Woods), the Frank Lloyd Wright Civic Center. The building was the last major structure and the only government building designed by the world famous architect. It is now a national historic landmark and hosts one of the country’s best farmers markets each Thursday (seasonal, downtown) and Sunday (year-round).
Named after the Mission San Rafael Archangel, built by Spanish missionaries in 1817, San Rafael is located 11 miles north of San Francisco. The area enjoys some of the best weather in Marin as it is largely free of the coastal fog that areas closer to San Francisco experience. At the city’s heart is its charming, vibrant downtown shopping district which is a mixture of Victorian commercial buildings, ethnic restaurants, street cafes, retail stores, a historic movie theater and numerous music venues, giving San Rafael its hometown flavor.