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How We Calculate Our Data
Civics 64
Demographics 63
Economy 69
Education 69
Health 78
Housing 56
Infrastructure 46

#26. San Rafael, CA

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.

Find out more about what makes San Rafael a Best Place to Live!

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