5.5 out of 10

Canal

37.9578665981815 -122.500754797497
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Companies South, Condos North"

This is the spot where the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge touches down in Marin County. The southern end of this neighborhood is made up of companies and the detritus of such industrial locations. What companies are located here?

The San Rafael Heliport, the video game maker Telltale Games, a Home Depot, the ceramics designer Daltile, Parnell Pharmaceuticals and video production company, 32 Ten Studios--to just name a few.

The northern end of Canal is much more suburban. Along the water you get one of those planned condo neighborhoods where all of the homes look somewhat alike and the streets are named after New England locations: Nantucket, Newport etc. In this location, most of these run between $600K and $800K .

These give way to some very boxy looking apartments which pretty much make up the rest of Canal. These apartments--listed as condos mostly--sell for about about $150K.

As far as school goes, they are mostly fairly strong here as throughout most of Marin.

Overall this is probably a very good place to work and fairly good place live.
Pros
  • Lots of Businesses
  • Okay Condos
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Ugly Boxy Apartments
  • Some Industrial Detritus
  • Traffic off Bridge
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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