Embedded by the ridges of China Camp State Park, Glenwood Neighbourhood is nestled on the shores of San Pablo Bay, where the first rays of the new day begin. The coastal climate is affected by the Bay of San Francisco, so there is a 3-5 degree difference in downtown. Residents have easy access to hiking trails, enjoy wildlife and migratory waterbirds, while windsurfers and recreational fishers use the shoreline.
The area is home to Glenwood Elementary School, the National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished School, the Redeemer Church, and Victor Jones Park. A new and exciting development program for Victor Jones Park is currently underway in conjunction with the City of San Rafael.
Latipac-Perini designed homes on the ridge between Glenwood and Peacock Gap after approval was obtained in 1964. Seaview Heights, along Castlewood, Cottonwood, Driftwood, and Fairwood, was built in 1965 by D&A Construction. And the Seaview area (Surfwood Circle) was built in the early 1970s by Galli Construction. The last significant developments in the area occurred in 1976, when Security Savings made five large lots in an area called Glenwood Knoll, along what is now Friar Tuck Road.
About the Church
The Church of the Redeemer is a missionary church of the Episcopal Diocese of California. It is a small community church with a clean, warm, welcoming, spiritual atmosphere. The Church was founded in June 1957, under the leadership of Bishop Block, in the Glenwood area of San Rafael, on the part of the McNear Land Grant. The building housing the Church was built in 1964. The McNear House was used as a parish house, a church office, a thrift shop, and a community event. Later, portions of the house were rented to the nursery, and the Henry Ohloff House services were held.
Near enough to the lively, colorful shops and restaurants of downtown San Rafael to be easily accessible, but far enough from 101 to feel conveniently tucked away, Glenwood and, on its easternmost edge near China Camp, Peacock Gap is a popular option for Marin homebuyers.
With the excellent outdoor opportunities of China Camp State Park next door, Mc Nears Beach and the Bay next door, and plenty of open space surrounding developed land, Glenwood and Peacock Gap are the perfect choices for hiking, water sports or golf enthusiasts.
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