Presented by Chris Backer


Enchanting Scenery from Every View

Charming home set in the heart of San Rafael, walking distance to the bustling downtown district and Sun Valley elementary school. This turn-key two-story home offers 1,325 square feet (per Floorplan Visuals) with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Brimming with character, this gorgeous home is illuminated with an abundance of natural light, opening up the living space into the outdoors. The private, fenced backyard is perfect for entertaining, with all-day sun fueling the thriving fruit trees and vegetable/herb garden that graces the spacious front yard. The detached garage along 5th Ave provides ample privacy from passersby as well, allowing for front yard relaxation year round. The prime Sun Valley locale puts the best of San Rafael within an arm's reach. The property is within walking distance to Andy's Market, Sun Valley Elementary School, and the vibrant downtown area filled with dining, shopping, entertainment and year-round community events.

Remodeled Features:

  • New shingle roof in 2013
  • Upgraded electrical system to 200 AMP panel
  • Rebuilt laundry room and full downstairs bathroom
  • Nest Thermostat
  • Dual-pane windows throughout
  • Newly painted interior and exterior
  • New shingle roof in 2013 
  • Upgraded electrical system to 200 AMP panel
  • Rebuilt laundry room and full downstairs bathroom
  • Nest Thermostat 
  • Dual-pane windows throughout




4,600 Sqft


2016 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

San Rafael

San Rafael is the County Seat, Marin’s most populous city, and the most culturally diverse. It’s where much of the county’s business gets done, and it’s home to a variety of unique neighborhoods. San Rafael straddles 101, so it has quick freeway access from most areas. However, public transit is a great alternative as San Rafael is well-served by Marin’s bus lines converging at the San Rafael Transit Center and now servicing the SMART train as well. The downtown area features a nice variety of shops and restaurants, including nightlife, and also serves as the site for many outdoor events. 

Each Thursday evening from April through September a stretch of 4th street is transformed into one of Marin’s best farmer’s markets. There’s live music, lots of organic produce, and tons of tasty food—in fact the now iconic Puerto Rican restaurant Sol Food got its start here as a vendor. Downtown streets are also closed each June for the Italian Street Painting Festival, where artists showcase their talents with intricate chalk drawings on the asphalt. But all the action isn’t confined to downtown; there’s a huge farmer’s market a few exits north at the Civic Center, open twice a week year-round.

With its diverse neighborhoods and homes to fit every budget and taste, from modest condos to multi-million dollar estate properties, it can take some time to really get to know San Rafael. But it’s time well spent and there really is something for everyone.

Chris Backer



LIC. #1932001

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