Lucas Valley Real Estate
Just north of San Rafael proper, stretched out along Lucas Valley Road, is the peaceful and much sought after neighborhood of Lucas Valley. Surrounded by oak-studded hillsides, Lucas Valley, aka Upper Lucas Valley, is tucked into the Lucas Valley Preserve, offering residents a peaceful setting with lots of hiking and outdoor recreational opportunities - yet the conveniences of both San Rafael and Novato are just minutes away.
People are drawn to Lucas Valley for a variety of reasons; in fact, it has been suggested that people move to the neighborhood for the schools and stay for the location. The schools are excellent, but Lucas Valley has more to offer. It is a beautiful, serene area with interesting architecture, a strong sense of community, and plenty of recreational activities. The open space behind the housing development is laced with multipurpose trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, while the nearby community center provides more structured activities, including tennis and swimming.
Read more about the town of Lucas Valley or preview select properties for sale in Upper Lucas Valley and Lucas Valley below.
Lucas Valley Homes for Sale (San Rafael)
Lucas Valley is in the Dixie School District. Children in grades K-5 attend the award winning Dixie Elementary School, while older students go to Miller Creek Middle School, which has twice been recognized as a California Distinguished School. Most high school students attend Terra Linda High, although they have the option of going to San Rafael High if they choose.
Upper Lucas Valley & Lucas Valley Real Estate
Developed in the mid-1960s, Lucas Valley is a neighborhood of beautifully maintained mid-century modern homes. Joseph Eichler developed most of the homes, which were designed by Jones & Emmons and Claude Oakland, as well as the community center. An attractive feature of the neighborhood is that all utility lines are buried, leaving the clean aesthetic of the architecture and the beauty of the surrounding hills unmarred.
Lucas Valley Home Prices: $1,000,000 - $ 2.4M, Median Home Price: $1.26M
Perhaps the most famous piece of Lucas Valley real estate is Skywalker Ranch, headquarters for Lucasfilm and Skywalker Sound. For mid-century modern enthusiasts, however, the many beautifully preserved Eichler homes are equally exciting!