Dominican Real Estate: Homes For Sale In the Dominican

Living Room of 215 Locust Avenue San Rafael Hero Shot

215 Locust Avenue in the Dominican Neighborhood of San Rafael Sold by Thomas Henthorne

Please scroll down to see Dominican homes for sale or continue reading for a brief overview of this historic neighborhood in San Rafael. This beautiful area, less-commonly referred to as Black Canyon, is situated in a highly-desirable location east of Highway 101 and surrounds the campus of Dominican University of California. It is located just minutes from downtown San Rafael, and is walking / biking distance to a number of restaurants and coffee shops. Nearby supermarkets include Whole Foods MarketTrader Joe’s, and United Markets

The neighborhood, which most call “The Dominican,”  is known for its historic homes, including many in the Victorian and Mediterranean styles. Bounded by open space to the north and east, it is a walker’s paradise, with fire roads criss-crossing the open space. Many homes feature sunny southern exposures with views of  San Rafael city lights and Mt. Tamalpais.  Some residents like to bike and hike in Barbier Park.  The neighborhood also features a Property Owners Association with a very informative website featuring the latest neighborhood news.

The area is served by Coleman Elementary 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.  You may wish to consult my schools guide for more information.

Also be sure to check out one of my favorite hikes in the Dominican: The Gold Hill Fire Road Trail Hike.

All of the above makes the Dominican a competitive real estate neighborhood – with homes often selling quickly.  I have worked with many buyers and sellers in this neighborhood and would be happy to help you. 

Dominican Homes for Sale | Dominican Real Estate


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Dominican homes for sale view of Mt. Tam

View of Mt. Tamalpais From a Home in the Dominican

I would welcome the opportunity to show you around the Dominican neighborhood or answer any questions you might have. Please call or text me at 415-847-5584 — or fill in the form below and I’ll be in touch right away.


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