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Bayside Acres / Loch Lomond / Villa Real


Welcome to the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of Bayside Acres, Loch Lomond, and Villa Real in San Rafael, California. From their geographical charm to the local amenities and real estate landscape, this comprehensive guide will offer you valuable insights into the unique character of these neighborhood.



Geographic Location:

Let's begin with the geographical allure of these neighborhoods. Set along the waterfront, Bayside Acres, Loch Lomond, and Villa Real enjoy a prime location that combines the tranquility of suburban living with easy access to the vibrant downtown San Rafael. The proximity to the beautiful San Rafael Bay adds an extra layer of natural beauty to the surroundings, making it an ideal spot for those seeking a harmonious blend of nature and urban conveniences.




To truly appreciate these neighborhoods, one must delve into their rich history. San Rafael, one of California's oldest communities, has seen a fascinating evolution over the years starting with the San Rafael Mission that was established in 1817. The charming architecture and layout of the neighborhoods often reflect the passage of time, creating a unique atmosphere that resonates with both the past and the present.



Local Shopping:

Residents of Bayside Acres, Loch Lomond, and Villa Real will find shopping essentials within an easy drive as these areas are residential.  The proximity to shopping centers like Montecito Plaza ensures that residents have convenient access to a wide range of amenities. However, for those looking for a quick grocery pickup, you will not beat Andy’s market for the convenience and the food selection.



Outdoor Activities:

For those who appreciate the great outdoors, these neighborhoods offer a plethora of options.  Residents can easily explore the natural beauty that surrounds them with the scenic hiking trails of China Camp State Park. Loch Lomond, named after the famous Scottish lake, echoes its namesake with serene waterfront areas and recreational spaces perfect for boating, kayaking and paddle boarding. Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, or simply strolling through well-maintained parks, these neighborhoods cater to an active and nature-loving lifestyle. Oh yeah, don’t forget for those golf enthusiasts, I will see you on the back nine most weekend mornings.




For cultural events to community gatherings, the town of San Rafael offers a diverse range of entertainment options. Local movie theaters, music venues and great restaurants create a dynamic cultural scene that reflects the community's appreciation for good living. Additionally, community events such as farmers' markets and festivals bring residents together for a shared sense of celebration and camaraderie.



School Information:

For families with children, the quality of education is a top priority. Fortunately, these neighborhoods are served by some of the finest schools in San Rafael. For instance, resent and massive improvements to the San Rafael High School show the commitment that city has to academic excellence and commitment to providing a nurturing learning environment. Parents can rest assured that their children are receiving a top-tier education that prepares them for future success.



Real Estate Landscape:

Now, let's turn our attention to the real estate landscape of Bayside Acres, Loch Lomond, and Villa Real. The neighborhoods offer a some amazingly nice homes with outstanding water views and cozy environment for raising a family.

The architectural styles vary, showcasing a mix of contemporary designs and classic aesthetics that add character to the neighborhoods. Homebuyers can choose from spacious residences with panoramic views or more intimate dwellings nestled in quiet cul-de-sacs.



Types of Homes:

The neighborhoods features a mix of contemporary, custom and Mediterranean inspired homes that reflects a variety of options, providing residents with the luxury of scenic views and serene living. The neighborhoods showcase the homes with lush trees and landscaped yards.



Typical Selling Prices:

The real estate market in these neighborhoods is dynamic and appealing. It's important to note that these figures may fluctuate based on market conditions, demand, and property features.  I find that on the low end of the market homes sell for around $1.5M, and typically range from there up to $2.5M, however there are those exceptions that take the pricing a high are $3M+.   Those are the homes that are truly outstanding often include amazing water views or those down close to the waterfront.



In Conclusion:

Bayside Acres, Loch Lomond, and Villa Real stand as testament to the rich tapestry of life in San Rafael. With their prime location, scenic views, outdoor amenities, and captivating real estate options, these neighborhoods continue to attract individuals and families seeking a harmonious blend of community, nature, and modern living.

As a dedicated real estate broker in Marin County, I am here to assist you in exploring the possibilities that these neighborhoods offer and finding the perfect place to call home. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a viewing, please don't hesitate to reach out. Welcome to the enchanting world of Bayside Acres, Loch Lomond, and Villa Real – where lifestyle meets opportunity.



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