September 21st

San Rafael’s Sweet Spot in Sun Valley

Sun Valley, I get it. Having spent many a good time at the home of dear friends that live in Sun Valley, I have grown to appreciate the attributes of this quiet little neighborhood on the edge of San Rafael.

With all the conveniences of its close location to San Rafael, five minutes from Highway 101, walking distance to downtown, and an oh-so-pleasant Mediterranean climate, Sun Valley also has a remarkably sweet neighborhood charm.

It’s a perfect place for families. Not just because of its quiet streets, its proximity to Sun Valley Elementary (one of San Rafael’s most sought after elementary schools), its neighborhood park which is appreciated by dogs, toddlers, big kids and grown ups alike, but because of its sense of community.

Recently we were enjoying an evening in our friends’ backyard on a warm summer night. We had just finished a hike in adjacent Marin County Open Space lands and had stopped by the corner market, Andy’s, for local organic veggies and meat for the grill. We were sipping wine and sharing stories.

Our friends’ daughters were home, both graduates of Marin Academy, and the conversation turned to Halloween. Perhaps the true charm of Sun Valley is epitomized during that time. The entire neighborhood becomes a walking play land, streets filled with kids and families—just thinking about it, got the group excited. We all made plans to meet back for Halloween (none of us kids anymore, but all of us happy to partake in the pleasures of the evening).

My wife and I have talked about Sun Valley many times both before and after that evening. We believe it is a special place, providing its residents with a sense of community that can often be elusive in our busy lives.

With many families looking to raise their kids in Marin, Sun Valley is family friendly, with lots to do, plenty of sunshine, great schools and an easy commute.

11 Eye Street, San Rafael :: Glen Williams - McGuire Real Estate

That is why I’m pleased to list 11 Eye Street. The home is located in the Forbes Neighborhood of Sun Valley, just off of 5th Street, on a shady tree lined steet. The home was previously owned by a designer for Restoration Hardware and is elegant, handsome, and stout. Its convenient location, open kitchen, varied living space and extra bedrooms make it an ideal family home.

11 Eye Street, San Rafael :: Glen Williams - McGuire Real Estate11 Eye Street, San Rafael :: Glen Williams - McGuire Real Estate11 Eye Street, San Rafael :: Glen Williams - McGuire Real Estate

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