San Rafael offers a lively urban environment while retaining the ease and comfort of a tight-knit community. Among the city's amenities is a wide choice of entertainment, cultural and recreational opportunities. Famous for its favorable climate, San Rafael is centrally located for taking day trips to scenic locations such as the Napa/Sonoma Wine Country, the Pt. Reyes National Seashore, and Muir Woods. Golden Gate Transit provides daily bus service within Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco and Contra Costa counties. Golden Gate Ferry provides daily ferry service between Larkspur or Sausalito (Marin County) and San Francisco.
Whether you're looking for a field to run on or a new playground to discover, parks are one of San Rafael's best assets. Centrally located throughout the city, several picnic areas are available for day rentals. From aquatics to art, bocce to baseball, jumping jacks to jazzercise, the Community Services Department recreation programs are fun, challenging, educational and everything in between. With a wide range of activities and skill levels, there's something for everyone.
San Rafael's business base is healthy and diverse, with major employers like Lucas Digital, Broderbund and Autodesk. A veritable economic renaissance is beginning to launch in its downtown business district.
Public schools in Marin County have always offered excellent education. One reason the schools in Marin County are top-notch is because the parents get involved. There are many private schools in Marin County ranging from Montessori schools to almost all religious denominations.
San Rafael's institutes for higher education are very reputable. Dominican College is an independent, international, learner-centered university of Catholic heritage. The College of Marin has been providing exceptional educational opportunities since 1926 and has earned a reputation as a quality educational institution that provides a pathway for achievement and success for students of all ages.
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