Lucas Valley, which is an upscale area of San Rafael (in Marin County, California) sits between Terra Linda and Marinwood. It is also home to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch. Homes in the area over the past six months have generally sold in the $800,000 to $1,000,000 range and up. Great schools, low crime, proximity to open space, and a good commute all provide a strong incentive for families and retirees alike. The commute to San Francisco is good and will be improved once work on HWY 101 is completed in 2008 (widening the highway to allow for a commute lane to run through Marin County).
If you would like more information about Lucas Valley in San Rafael, Marin County, please call me (Kyle Frazier) at (415) 350-9440 or visit my website.