6.9 out of 10


37.9886413925886 -122.483483337509
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


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

"Nice Relatively Affordable San Rafael Neighborhood"

The Glenwood Neighborhood is just to the west of the Peacock Gap neighborhood at the far eastern end of San Rafael. It is a pretty small, hilly neighborhood nestled up in the hills. It is very leafy, but except for the crisp bay air, you probably wouldn’t know you were in San Rafael if you were just teleported down there from the Star Trek enterprise.

It looks like a pretty upper middle class neighborhood with lots of fairly nice, but not excessively nice, Ranch style homes. The neighborhood probably dates from the 50’s and 60’s--it definitely has that Brady Bunch feel to it. You have some nice views but they are mostly just of trees and the valley in which this neighborhood is situated.

Most homes around here seem to sell for around ¾ of a million bucks, which is probably low for Marin County. The schools I hear are mostly pretty good, with San Rafael High and Davidson Middle School being above average for the state.

Overall, if you are looking for a relatively nice suburban neighborhood nestled quietly in a valley and don’t mind what could possibly be a pretty bad commuting (depending on where your work is), then Glenwood could be the place for you.
  • Nice Ranch Style Homes
  • Very Leafy
  • Good Schools
  • Somewhat Expensive
  • Out of the Way
  • Critter and Hillside Problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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