Best Places to Live

San Rafael, CA

Population: 58,819
LIV
SCORE
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An upscale, vibrant city where the median household income is more than $80,000, San Rafael is in the North Bay region of San Francisco Bay and features an economy strong in education, technology and tourism. Residents enjoy an array of cultural, arts, shopping and dining options that add to their quality of life.

Outdoor adventurers can enjoy China Camp State Park, and college students have access to Dominican University of California.

The quality of life here is enhanced by Kaiser Permanente meeting the medical needs of residents, and the community is home to movie industry-related attractions like the California Film Center and Rafael Film Center.

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San Rafael, CA Ranking Data

Civic
64
Demographics
63
Economy
69
Education
69
Health
78
Housing
56
Infrastructure
46