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Terra Linda is a former unincorporated community incorporated in San Rafael, Marin County, California. It lies at an altitude of 171 feet (52 m). Terra Linda is a residential and light commercial/office community located in the Las Gallinas Valley area of Marin County, approximately 23 km north of the Golden Gate Bridge. The housing stock is made up of about 900 houses built by Joseph Eichler. There's a great farmer's market at the Civic Center on Thursdays and Sundays. Here, too, is the Marin County Fair. 


Terra Linda is a suburb of San Rafael, California, with a population of 14,583. Terra Linda is located in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Terra Linda gives people a feeling of urban-suburban mix and most of the residents own their homes. There are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops and parks in Terra Linda. Most pensioners stay in Terra Linda, and the inhabitants appear to be moderate. The Terra Linda public schools are highly rated.


  • Schools in Terra Linda


Terra Linda Schools include the Dixie School District (Dixie Elementary School, Mary Silveira Elementary School, Vallecito Elementary School, and Miller Creek Middle School), Terra Linda High School (2010 NCS 2A Rewood Empire Wrestling Champions and San Rafael High School rival: both are based in the San Rafael City High School District) and a number of private schools, including St. Isab. St. Marks was formerly known as Don Timoteo Elementary School, named after Don Timoteo Murphy, who built the first house in San Rafael. 


He was one of the first citizens in Marin County to own a large amount of land in the city. He also controlled the land of Mission San Rafael Arcángel. Montessori works in the Free Church of Christ. Terra Linda's Marindale College, a college for children with orthopedic disabilities, has been a well-known leader since the 1950s in offering a mix of comprehensive and traditional education to its students, who have become part of every day's co-located Santa Margarita School classes.


  • School Culture


The culture of San Rafael City Schools ensures that every student receives an inspiring education. High expectations and skillful, individualized teaching allow all students to accept their own learning, think critically, and experience success. Our welcoming school climate ensures that our diverse communities of students, families, staff and community members are treated with dignity and respect, creating opportunities for participation, engagement and support. Every student who is ready for college and/or career can take responsibility for a future that includes lifelong learning.


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