Stephan, Home Buyer in San Francisco, CA

How would you describe the social scene in San Rafael?

Asked by Stephan, San Francisco, CA Mon Apr 23, 2007

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Interesting! I know you are not the only one asking more than hundred questions regarding various areas nationwide since four years ago. The good thing is since four years ago, SR has not changed its social scene yet. GGB toll is only $6. Come here to take a quick look. That is better than any answer here.

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I have lived in San Rafael for 11 years now. I grew up in Mill Valley and have also lived in Fairfax and Novato. San Rafael in my opinion combines a city feel, diversity of cultures, business services, and eating and night life that most of the other cities in Marin don't offer. It also has a little something for everyone, from the young and hip to the older more established, all at an affordable price. People are friendly, communicative, and go out of there way to connect with others. San Rafael is a centrally located, vibrant community that has a lot to offer.
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I lived in the Forbes area for years and we just loved it. Walk to town, Farmers market on Thursdays. Fantastic. Love the painting of the streets great event! Great restaurants !! Love Arrevidercci, Ginolina, Wonderful weather. Love dining outside at night. San Rafael Theather has really good films. We took our dogs everywhere. The playhouse is wonderful. We had the best Halloweens lots of tricker treaters.... LOVE SAN RAFAEL!!!!
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The film American Graffiti was based on the "scene" on 4th Street in downtown San Rafael back in the 50s. San Rafael has a colorful history and the social scene is perhaps the most dynamic in all of Marin County.
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they close off quite a few blocks downtown for food, fun and frolic at yet another Farmer's Market. There are many fine ethnic restaurants that people go to from all over Marin. The downtown area has been revamped over the years and the streets are bustling on weekend evenings. The Rafael Film Theater, which is owned and operated by the non-profit California Film Institute, is a beautifully restored art deco building in which they show 3 art and independent films many of which have won awards at the various film festivals throughout the world.
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The social scene of San Rafael is located on 4th Street, which of small retail shops, business offices, the Rafael Film Theatre, restaurants and cafes. People from all over Marin come into San Rafael for its downtown charm and community pride. Throughout the year there are festivals, farmer markets, parades and holiday celebrations. Every Thursday from April 6th through September 28th, 4th Street is shut down in the evening so that local merchants can open booths alongside the street. Among the most popular festivals are the Italian Street Painting festival, the San Rafael BBQ & Blues festival, the May Madness Classic Car Parade and the Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland.
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A culturally diverse city with a variety of restaurants to suit all palates.
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See above for comment on restaurants. There are also a number of small clubs where you can hear live music, the San Rafael Film Center which hosts a variety of events, as well as coffee shops like Peet's and Starbucks, plus lots of outdoor eating outside of many places, even outside grocery stores like Whole Foods.
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