San Rafael, CA (Canal St / Larkspur St)




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About San Rafael, CA (Canal St / Larkspur St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Canal St / Larkspur St median real estate price is $335,138, which is less expensive than 72.0% of California neighborhoods and 72.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Canal St / Larkspur St is currently $2,093, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.9% of the neighborhoods in California.

Canal St / Larkspur St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in San Rafael, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Canal St / Larkspur St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Canal St / Larkspur St, the current vacancy rate is 3.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 86.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Canal St / Larkspur St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in San Rafael, the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 62,568 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.1% of America's neighborhoods. Canal St / Larkspur St is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Canal St / Larkspur St is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, 95.7% of the real estate in the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 84.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 97.9% of all neighborhoods in America.

Also of note, the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 89.3% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. What is interesting to note, is that the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (63.7%) than are found in 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (47.9%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Significantly, 85.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 19.5% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (18.7% ride the bus) than 96.5% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.8% of the adult residents in the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood in San Rafael are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 47.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 88.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood, 52.1% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.9%), and 7.3% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood in San Rafael, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (32.5%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (3.0%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (1.6%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (1.6%), along with some Cuban ancestry residents (1.6%), among others. In addition, 63.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 85.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Canal St / Larkspur St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (39.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (19.5%) and 19.1% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Canal St / Larkspur St 0.101011101001110
San Rafael 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Canal St / Larkspur St 0.101011101001110
San Rafael 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
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San Rafael 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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SAN RAFAEL CITY ELEMENTARY


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Gallinas Elementary
251 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA, 94903
KG-01
Bahia Vista Elementary
125 Bahia Way
San Rafael, CA, 94901
KG-05
Short Elementary
35 Marin St.
San Rafael, CA, 94901
KG-01
Coleman Elementary
800 Belle Ave
San Rafael, CA, 94901
KG-05
Venetia Valley Elementary
177 N. San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA, 94903
KG-08
James B. Davidson Middle
280 Woodland Ave
San Rafael, CA, 94901
06-08
Sun Valley Elementary
75 Happy Ln
San Rafael, CA, 94901
KG-05
Laurel Dell Elementary
225 Woodland Ave
San Rafael, CA, 94901
KG-05
San Pedro Elementary
498 Point San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA, 94901
KG-05
Glenwood Elementary
25 Castlewood Dr
San Rafael, CA, 94901
KG-05

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SAN RAFAEL CITY HIGH


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Better than of CA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Madrone High Continuation
185 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA, 94901
09-12
San Rafael High
185 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA, 94901
09-12
Terra Linda High
320 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA, 94903
09-12

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