Nestled in two valleys north of the San Rafael Canal and east of downtown, the Montecito Area (Happy Valley) is one of San Rafael's oldest neighborhoods, offering a variety of housing, businesses, and community services. We are located next to San Francisco Bay on San San Pablo Bay and the San Rafael Creek.
Our neighborhood features a beautiful natural setting, elegant historic homes, a location convenient to retail shops and service providers, and a diversity of activity and community. Schools, jobs, and transit are all within short walking distance.
As a MARA member you can have a direct hand in many aspects of our neighborhood's present and future. Be sure to sign up now if you haven't already. Annual membership is only $15 a year per person, $10 for seniors, or $25 for business membership. It's a wonderful way to get involved, meet your neighbors and learn about local history and events.