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Glenwood, San Rafael

A commuter's dream, with solid public schools, plenty of shopping and dining options, and trails galore. 

 

Welcome to Glenwood, San Rafael

Near enough to the vibrant, colorful shops and restaurants of downtown San Rafael to be easily accessible, but far enough from the 101 to feel pleasantly tucked away, Glenwood (and, on its Easternmost edge near China Camp, Peacock Gap) is a popular option for Marin homebuyers. With the exceptional outdoor options of China Camp State Park next door, Mc Nears Beach and the Bay alongside, and plenty of open space bordering developed land, Glenwood and Peacock Gap are the perfect options for an outdoor, water sports, or golf enthusiast.  

Stuff people do here

  • Explore the glorious trails of China Camp State Park.  
  • Pack a picnic and head to nearby Victor Jones Park to throw the ball around.   
  • Take your boat for a spin, with drinks after at a local yacht club.
  • Hop on your paddleboard and explore closer to shore.  
  • Bike to Johnny's downtown for a fancy, organic doughnut.  
  • Hit McNears Beach for swimming in the community pool and throwing the frisbee.
 
 

Price Per Square Foot

$560


Median Home Price

$1.29 million

Walkability Score

28

Walk/Bike score says "most errands require a car."  But keep in mind your car gets you to some super convenient shops.  

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Education

glenwood ELEMENTARY

GREAT SCHOOLS RATING: 7/10  |  SCHOOL GRADE RATING: b

Glenwood Elementary is part of the San Rafael City Schools District.  Like most schools in Marin County, there is a funding gap between what the school receives from the State and the cost of a high-quality education.  Read more about finding your way around a California School District here.  Glenwood raises needed funds for "extras" like art, PE, music, and technology with a combination of PTO fundraising (this money stays at the school), and Head's Up (the large, District fundraising structure which pools and distributes money across the District). Head's Up also receives money from a County-wide program designed to support public schools, Schools Rule.  An important distinction is that San Rafael City schools are not restricted in how much money they can raise for the school by a requirement to share funds raised with the District.  This means that schools in more affluent communities will generally raise more money than schools serving a lower-income population.  Glenwood has a strong and active fundraising structure that raises money for Glenwood students, the Glenwood School Foundation.  Their annual Kids Thrive fundraiser request family donations to support enrichment at the school.  In addition, the city of San Rafael voted in 2015 to approve a Bond measure which will pay for a $269 million dollar improvement program across the District.  The goal will be to create "safe, innovative learning environments and instructional technology to support 21st Century learning" across the District. Construction on this project will unfold over the next eight years.  

DAVIDSON MIDDLE SCHOOL

GREAT SCHOOLS RATING: 6/10 | SCHOOL GRADE RATING: C

Davidson Middle School serves a large, diverse community in San Rafael.  It is also part of the San Rafael City Schools District.  Funds are raised through a combination of PTA and District support, though the Head's Up program.  

OTHER

High schoolers in this neighborhood attend public San Rafael High School.  

San Rafael City public schools generally serve a wider spectrum of families, more reflective of the state and country as a whole than the more homogenous, extremely affluent communities in other areas of Marin County.  Lower test scores and issues with lower funding and high enrollment are issues that may drive some families to private school, especially in Peacock Gap, although many students in the San Rafael City District attend public school and find opportunities for enrichment and engagement with the larger, more diverse community. Popular private choices are St. Patrick's (Larkspur), St. Anselm's (San Anselmo), San Domenico (which has an efficient bus service from San Rafael to the San Anselmo campus), Mark Day School (San Rafael), Marin Country Day (Corte Madera), and Marin Academy (private high school in San Rafael).

 

Commute

Glenwood residents enjoy a sweet commute to San Francisco.  Hop off the freeway and enjoy the mellow suburban vibe.  

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