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San Rafael Loves Education – 5 elementary schools receive CA State Award

San Rafael Loves Education – 5 elementary schools receive CA State Award

Vallecito Elementary School is in the Dixie School District of San Rafael, CA. Let’s congratulate principal Tracy Smith and all the teachers. Four other San Rafael Schools received this award: Mary Silviera, Sun Valley, Glenwood, and Santa Venetia. These schools have each received the 2016 Gold Ribbon School Award. A total of 8 Elementary schools in Marin…

Just Listed: 2 Story Town Home in Corte Madera, CA

1513 Casa Buena Drive Corte Madera, CA 94925 Ideally Located Updated 2 Story Townhome! Home Virtual Tour Photo Gallery Property Map Financing Request Showing Contact Me Kathleen Diringer and Elizabeth Meyers Diringer Meyers powered by RE/MAX Gold Mobile: 415-793-3040: Mobile: 415-342-5228: Website: Visit Website Price : $685,000 Bedrooms : 2 Bathrooms : 2.00 Square Foot…

Fireplaces in Marin – To Use or Not to Use?

Fireplaces in Marin – To Use or Not to Use?

As the days get shorter, and chillier, and the holidays loom or zoom on the horizon, many of us dream of curling up in front of a real fire. The wood crackling, the reflection of the flames on the walls, the bronchial cough of the neighbor three doors down….wait , what ? As romantic and…

2016 CA School Rankings by Niche.com

2016 CA School Rankings by Niche.com

School rankings are controversial – what actually makes a school great? That is a complex question. Here are new CA School Rankings from Niche.com. Who is Niche? Formerly called CollegProwler.com – this company says they provide data and aggregates “big” data to give insights on Neighborhoods, Colleges and Schools. What I have found interesting is many…

Where is Marin Airporter?

Where is Marin Airporter?

The Marin Airporter is on the move !   Here is new information about one of our favorite services in Marin, and Diringer Realty wanted to make sure you had it ! Here is the big news: Larkspur Landing Terminal is now CLOSED. However don’t panic, we have good news for you ! There is a…

Medical Emergency? New Kaiser Emergency Dept.         San Rafael, CA

Medical Emergency? New Kaiser Emergency Dept. San Rafael, CA

Medical care is important to all of us. Receiving emergency care promptly and professionally is critical. As a resident of the Terra Linda community in San Rafael I have been quite spoiled by having Kaiser Permanente’s large facility within a 5 minute drive. After living in San Francisco for 15 years and having to “cross town ” to reach my…

Marin Schools on the cutting edge (AGAIN)! San Rafael, CA

Marin Schools on the cutting edge (AGAIN)! San Rafael, CA

Marin County Schools on the cutting edge (AGAIN)! San Rafael, CA This time Marin’s cutting edge is in the realm of education and health. For some time now we have been training our children to become sedentary adults.  We spend the first two years of their lives teaching them to walk and talk, and we…

Falling In Love with San Rafael Public Schools

Falling In Love with San Rafael Public Schools

The first thing that buyers usually quiz me on when they are moving into the area is the school system. The fact is, our schools are pretty phenomenal! There are 45 elementary school districts to choose from, which graduate into 10 junior high schools and 9 high schools. According to Great Schools.org, our schools all…

Our Beloved Libraries in Marin

Our Beloved Libraries in Marin

Our Beloved Libraries of Marin In this age of electronics, our e-readers and smart phones and other screens galore, many of us still find a comfort in wandering through the stacks. It is an outing to take a child, or three, to pick out book after book to their hearts content, or to sit with…

Outdoor Living in San Rafael

Outdoor Living in San Rafael

Outdoor Living in San Rafael Many residents who live in San Rafael love spending time outdoors and there are many facilities where they can take advantage of the lovely weather and outdoor air. If you are looking to join the great number of people who are already spending their free time outdoors, be sure to check…