The City of San Rafael, California
The City of San Rafael, California

San Rafael is a city located in Marin County, California. It is the county seat and is located in the North Bay region. As of the 2020 census, the population was 61,271. San Rafael is an affluent community home to a large tech industry. Learn information about Fairfax, CA.


The city is home to two top-rated high schools, Terra Linda High and San Rafael High. The city is also home to the Dominican University of California, ranked as one of the top 25 regional universities in the western United States. The university is known for its business and arts programs. The city’s major employers include BioMarin, Autodesk, In Defense of Animals, Westamerica Bank, and GIS Data Resources. Discover facts about Larkspur California Real Estate.

The city is home to many restaurants, parks, and shopping districts. It is also home to the Marin History Museum and the Marin County Fair. Located on B Street, the museum houses over 20,000 artifacts and 200 thousand photographs. Its collection includes 25,000 objects from the 1906 earthquake and a wide selection of daguerreotype-style photographs.


San Rafael is also home to many high-tech companies and entertainment companies. The city was the birthplace of Lucasfilm Ltd., which created countless iconic characters. Lucasfilm’s San Rafael studio was also the location for several movies, including American Graffiti and Star Wars. The Marin County Civic Center inspired the architecture of many of the buildings in Naboo in The Phantom Menace.

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