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Overview of San Rafael

Located just 18 miles north of San Francisco and home to a population of more than 57,000 people, the city of San Rafael is one of the most charming Bay Area communities. Many people who live in San Rafael apartments for rent are families due to its safe, welcoming and community-minded environment. Residents in San Rafael apartments have access to several useful community services, including 19 parks, 393 acres of developed green space, three recreation centers and nine child care centers. With everything this city has to offer, it's no surprise that San Rafael is one of the most popular areas in Northern California.

Living in San Rafael

Being part of the community in San Rafael allows you to enjoy fantastic weather year-round, a highly educated workforce and gorgeous Californian surroundings. People who are looking at San Rafael apartments for rent have access to the bustling city of San Francisco, but they are also very close to the beauty of fantastic Golden State attractions like wine country and Point Reyes National Seashore. Some of the most popular neighborhoods for apartments in San Rafael include Bret Harte, Gerstle Park, Glenwood, Lincoln/San Rafael Hill, Montecito, West End, Sun Valley and Peacock Gap - they're all wonderful, so take your pick!

San Rafael Apartments and Cost of Living

Since the Bay Area is one of the nicest places in the United States to live in, the cost of living can be pretty high for people looking at San Rafael apartments for rent. According to City-Data, the cost of living index is around 51 percent more expensive than the rest of the United States. However, the median household income is around $13,000 more than than typical Californian here, and it has also jumped by more than $10,000 from 2000 to 2009 in the city alone. Although the city didn't get a great score on AreaVibes for cost of living, the city got an A+ on amenities and scored high on weather, housing and employment, so there are plenty of fantastic reasons to find yourself in an apartment for rent in San Rafael.

San Rafael Work and Study

According to the city's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the principal employers for people living in San Rafael apartments are Kaiser Permanente, Autodesk and Comcast. However, there are also several career opportunities in the entire Bay Area, which is easily accessible from San Rafael. The most popular and well-known institution in the area is Dominican University. This school is renowned as one of the best places in the Bay Area to get an education.

Highlands of Marin - San Rafael, CA 94903
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(370)

San Rafael, CA 94903

$2500 - $15334

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (East San Rafael, Smith Ranch)

(370)

$2500 - $15334

220 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves San Rafael - San Rafael, CA 94903
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(354)

San Rafael, CA 94903

$2290 - $3095

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (Commercial Center, East San Rafael)

(354)

$2290 - $3095

254 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Northview Apartments - San Rafael, CA 94903
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San Rafael, CA 94903

$1900 - $2400

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Rafael, CA (West San Rafael)


$1900 - $2400

32 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Lofts At Albert Park - San Rafael, CA 94901
6

San Rafael, CA 94901

$1664 - $3568

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (Downtown San Rafael, Picnic Valley...)


$1664 - $3568

126 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

McInnis Park Apartments - San Rafael, CA 94903
15

San Rafael, CA 94903

$1945 - $2495

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Rafael, CA (East San Rafael, Smith Ranch)


$1945 - $2495

98 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Park Hill Apartments - San Rafael, CA 94901
11

San Rafael, CA 94901

$1645 - $1745

0 Beds 1 Bath

San Rafael, CA (Lincoln, West San Rafael)


$1645 - $1745

35 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

Marin Gardens - San Rafael, CA 94903
21

San Rafael, CA 94903

$1750 - $2175

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Rafael, CA (Civic Center, Los Ranchitos...)


$1750 - $2175

46 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Terra Linda Manor - San Rafael, CA 94903
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(2)

San Rafael, CA 94903

$1500 - $2600

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

San Rafael, CA (West San Rafael)

(2)

$1500 - $2600

93 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Deer Valley - San Rafael, CA 94903
16
(99)

San Rafael, CA 94903

$2754 - $5820

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (Commercial Center, East San Rafael...)

(99)

$2754 - $5820

171 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

33 North - San Rafael, CA 94903
17

San Rafael, CA 94903

$2500 - $10000

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Rafael, CA (Civic Center, East San Rafael)


$2500 - $10000

82 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Furnished Studio - San Rafael - San Rafael, CA 94901
14

San Rafael, CA 94901

$5040

1 Bed 0 Baths

San Rafael, CA (Canal, East San Rafael)


$5040

1 Bed 0 Baths

Vara - San Francisco, CA 94103
25

San Francisco, CA 94103

$3830 - $9406

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA


$3830 - $9406

202 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Jasper - San Francisco, CA 94105
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San Francisco, CA 94105

$3180 - $6541

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Financial District South, Rincon Hill...)


$3180 - $6541

320 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

South Beach Marina Apartments - San Francisco, CA 94107
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(2)

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3425 - $5425

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South Beach)

(2)

$3425 - $5425

414 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Ocean Avenue - San Francisco, CA 94112
32
(252)

San Francisco, CA 94112

$2765 - $4155

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Twin Peaks West, Westwood Park)

(252)

$2765 - $4155

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Mission Bay North - San Francisco, CA 94107
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(605)

San Francisco, CA 94107

$3145 - $8700

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Mission Bay)

(605)

$3145 - $8700

250 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

388 Beale - San Francisco, CA 94105
16
(246)

San Francisco, CA 94105

$4199 - $17349

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (Financial District South, Rincon Hill...)

(246)

$4199 - $17349

227 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA 55 Ninth - San Francisco, CA 94103
48

San Francisco, CA 94103

$3360 - $5125

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

San Francisco, CA (South of Market)


$3360 - $5125

273 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Sunset Towers - San Francisco, CA 94122
16

San Francisco, CA 94122

$2895 - $4300

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

San Francisco, CA (Forest Knolls, Sunset District...)


$2895 - $4300

243 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

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