NEW! San Rafael Livability site!
Check out San Rafael's Livability Rating - 79, and extremely livable.
* Lots of Local Amenities
* Stable Housing Market
* High Income per Capita
* High Graduation Rates
Read more here - http://www.areavibes.com/san+rafael-ca/livability/
Historic San Rafael Hill
The worn paths of the pre-mission years (before 1817) still exist on Lincoln Avenue and are still in use today. From San Rafael one could connect to a path along Lincoln Avenue to Puerto Suello, down Los Ranchitos Road and then on to Novato. All of these paths were just above the high tide marks in the marshes that dominated the lands north of Puerto Suello and east of the hills. From Novato one could proceed north to Petaluma where you could connect to an eastern path leading into Somona.
About the "San Rafael Heart"
The heart was inspiration of Heidi Kuhn (the Roots of Peace lady) about 5 or 6 years ago. She brought together dozens of volunteers, including many members of the LSRHNA, and hundreds of donated daffodil bulbs. These were planted in the shape of a heart on Martin Luther King Day. The following year, the rocks were added to better outline the shape. Narcissus and more daffodils were planted by volunteers, many of them children. More bulbs were planted and the rocks were white-washed the following year, on Martin Luther King Day. As the site, accessible from Robert Dollar Drive, gets many visitors, Ms. Kuhn has been regularly maintaining the grounds. The thanks belong to her and to the many volunteers who have and continue to work on this project.