An exclusive waterfront community located on Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael, The Strand features one- and two-story homes and townhomes. Boasting a number of amenities that cater to an outdoor lifestyle, The Strand offers the perfect combination of luxury and opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
The Strand Amenities
With a focus on providing opportunities to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, The Strand boasts a number of outdoor amenities. Among these are a marina with 519 boat slips, a community playground on the peninsula, a park with picnic areas, a kayak launch and a pedestrian pier with walking trails and a lookout point.
The Strand is also located conveniently near to China Camp State Park, where residents can enjoy horseback riding, camping or biking the trails. Surrounding a historic Chinese American shrimp-fishing village and salt marsh in San Rafael, China Camp State Park is situated along the shore of San Pablo Bay. Established in 1976, the park boasts 1,514 acres of land, including the 75-acre district that includes the shrimping village and a prehistoric shell midden. This part of the park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Along with the Rush Ranch Open Space Preserve, China Camp State Park is part of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.
A number of other parks can also be enjoyed throughout the city of San Rafael. These include McNear?s Beach Park, which has a pool that is open to public use, and a number of community parks. The area is also home to a variety of neighborhood parks and mini-parks.
Homes in The Stand Community
Homes in The Stand community offer a number of luxury features. Among these are floor-to-ceiling windows at entry, granite countertops, Bosch 500 Series stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantries, frameless Euro Shaker-style cabinets, Kohler bathtubs, decorative metal roofs, French doors, covered porches with wood-planked ceilings. Private two-car garages and second-floor decks and balconies with aluminum-coated railings. All homes within the community are also designed to meet Green Building Standards and current energy requirements.
Homes within The Strand community also enjoy breathtaking views of scenic wetlands, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and the bay.
Living in San Rafael
Situated just outside the Golden Gate Bridge and the vineyards of Wine Country, San Rafael is the perfect location for those who want a Bay Area address while still being at the center of arts, culture and entertainment. Art exhibits, music halls and theaters abound among miles of beach and breathtaking views from mountaintop parks.
San Rafael boasts a Mediterranean climate with mild winters. August is the hottest month with an average high of 80.1 degrees and an average low of 55 degrees. December is the coldest month with an average high of 55.1 degrees and an average low of 41 degrees. Annual precipitation averages 32.6 inches with approximately 64 days out of the year producing measurable amounts of rain. Rain is rare outside of the rainy season, which spans from November to early April.