8.6 out of 10

Peacock Gap

37.9917815858225 -122.470741495641
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Golf, Bricks and Beaches"

Looking to play a few holes of that Scottish terror known this side of the Pond as “golf”?

Well then you have come to the right place. Peacock Gap, this far eastern peninsula of San Rafael, is most famous for its eponymously named golf course. This is one of those large, beautiful golf courses that appeals to the 1% since they are probably the only ones that can really afford them.

It isn’t all about greens and ruffs here, however. The southern end of Peacock Gap is home to McNear Brick and Block, where you can get all your bricking needs met--everything from driveways to fireplaces. They look very nice and I guess they make all the bricks and blocks right on site. You certainly see enough trucks coming in and out of the yard. (They must be doing pretty well given their ability to afford this prime bay front property which I’m sure developers would love to get their hands on.) The other company that shares this southern end of the peninsula is the Dutra Group--three companies that dredge, construct and provide materials , all wrapped in one.

The rest the of Peacock Gap section of the peninsula is pretty much residential with streets named after birds and famous seaside places: Partridge Dr., Peacock Ct., Pheasant Ct, Biscayne Dr., Riviera Dr., San Marino Dr. and Point San Pedro Dr . As you might expect given the water and the golf course around which many of the homes are built, this is prime real-estate. The typical single family home here probably sells for about a million dollars. I’m sure there are some that go for even more. These are large beautiful homes built mostly in the 60’s on the southern end and getting newer (and no doubt more expensive) as you head north.

There are also some condos up here as well which sell for alot less than the homes.

And with China Camp State Park and McNear’s Beach Park right at the edges of neighborhood, this is a dream come true for outdoorsy types who love a good hike, bike or walk.

In addition to the great location, you also get virtually zero crime and great schools. Glenwood Elementary, Davidson Middle School and San Rafael High are all above average schools with great programs and lots of parent involvement.
Pros
  • Big, Beautiful Homes
  • Close to Beach, Parks and Golf
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Very Expensive
  • Trucks on Southern End
  • Car Culture and Commute
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers

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