Happy yes, therapy? Not yet.. One still commutes to SF and the other relocated to San Rafael and rides his bike to work. A winner deal.
We have SUN, and you can grow tomatoes in your yard. Our downtown is quaint and clean. Our streets don't smell like pee. You don't pass thugs when you enter your bank, and you don't have D.P.T. trying to suck the life out of you. There weather is fabulous and a whopping 75% of Marin is protected open space for hiking and biking. You may find deer standing in your driveway, but if you find a skunk or raccoon, the County will come and remove it for FREE because the service is included in your taxes! AND if you have children, Marin has the highly coveted- award-winning public schools. No more private school tuition!
Now we flip a coin to see who has to go to The City. Marin County is Heaven 12 minutes from S.F.
I am also a Realtor. You can call me anytime with your questions. 246-8611,
Buying in San Rafael was super, and I would suggest the Gerstle Park area. Great neighbors, a cute park , lots of sun!
Keep in mind that the market in San Rafael is still very active. Many come thinking that this is the 'burbs and there are deals to be found everywhere here, but that's not the case. There are so many reasons that make Marin real estate continue to stay very hot:
weather, schools, proximity to SF and culture, and on and on.
Do you have children? Be sure to ask your real estate agent about different schools. Some parts of SR real estate have taken a bigger beating due to schools, so keep that in mind.
If you don't have a Marin agent yet, I'd be happy to help you. (sounds like you may be in the business yoruself, or at least by working for Trulia!). I actually help teach classess to Marin agents about using the internet and social media.
Click on the link below to search for homes in Marin using CleanOffer.com
Let me know if I can be of service to you.