Located just 18 miles north of San Francisco, in the North Bay region; San Rafael, California is a city of bay breezes and a healthy economy. The largest city in Marin County, San Rafael is strategically situated and serves as the economic and cultural center of the county. San Rafael’s diverse business base is fueled by a mix of high-tech, entertainment, retail, financial companies, and the service industry. These local businesses enjoy a well-trained labor force full of quality professionals. Top employers in the city include Kaiser Permanente and Autodesk. Since the 1970’s, the city has been a center for the entertainment industry, particularly the high-tech elements.
Along with its economy and professional labor force, San Rafael benefits from a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters in which lows seldom reach the freezing point. Warm weather, diverse neighborhoods, and beautiful tree-lined streets make San Rafael a vibrant bay city. An outstanding quality of life and good economy mutually benefit each other and these qualities draw business. The city of nearly 58,000 people features a young crowd, as it is home to many schools, including several high schools and a university.