5.1 out of 10

Francisco Boulevard West

37.9645151698052 -122.518084791526
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"A Major Commercial/Industrial Force in Marin"

The Francisco Boulevard West neighborhood is pretty much a commercial area where you can find a lot of businesses. It is the home of at least one of the Skywalker Sound studios. (I don’t know if there are others in San Rafael in Marin.) As you may know George Lucas’ home is here.

You will also find a lot of other companies that are much less famous around here. Such as: Thornton Paving, Wine Cellar Pros (which build wine-cellars apparently), and on the western end, truly industrial companies like Shamrock Materials (provides masonry for house foundations?) and California Closets (which creates custom closets). There are a lot of typical stores you expect in a location like this as well: Geek Squad, TJ Maxx, BevMo and DollarTree. And car dealers and repair shops like Toyota, Ferrari and Volvo.

Marin Vet Hospital is here too for your kitties and woof woofs.

There is even a bit of a nightlife scene in Francisco Boulevard West. Hot Club 101 is here--it is a Latin oriented club that features a Sunday Bandas night, a Thursday No-Cover College night and, this being the Bay Area, a Wednesday Transvestite extravaganza.

Part of the benefit of this location is that it is just off Highway 101, within striking distance of San Francisco.

Of course, this is not the most attractive of locations, nor is it where you would come to look for an apartment, but it is the kind of place that makes all those other pretty Marin County places more convenient--where you come to buy the stuff that creates those lives of comfort and leisure.
  • Lots of Strong Companies
  • Good Vet Hospital
  • Where To Buy a Car
  • Not a Highly Attractive Area
  • Not Where You Will Find Residences

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