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 Canal.
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. It's only $15 a year per person ($10 for seniors) and a wonderful way to meet your neighbors and learn about local history and events.
For our private social network for neighbors: http://Montecito.nextdoor.com
For our Facebook page: Montecito Residents Association