San Rafael, CA Movers

Moving to San Rafael

Located just north of San Francisco, San Rafael is a small city right on the coast of the San Francisco Bay. Known as “The City with a Mission,” San Rafael is characterized by its famous Film Center, stunning weather and wide array of dining and entertainment options.

Are you asking yourself, “Where can I find a good moving company?” Smooth Move USA performs more than 1,200 moves every year for families in San Rafael, and we hire only the best local movers to ensure that our customers are satisfied, every time.

If you haven’t lived in the area before, you’ll quickly notice that San Rafael has some of the best weather on the West Coast. The average temperature here is warm and mild, ranging between 50-75 degrees throughout most of the year. Being so close to the Bay, the city enjoys wonderful seaside breezes that keep the area from getting too hot, while still basking in the sun 256 days of the year. If you’re looking for a coastal paradise, San Rafael is about as close as it gets.

Before you settle into the city, it’s always helpful to know a little bit about your neighbors. Today, there are nearly 60,000 people living in San Rafael. Of those, about half are married, the majority speak English as a first language, and 30% have completed a college education at a 4-year university. The median age in San Rafael is 45, and the city’s residents are evenly split between homeowners and renters.

According to the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce, the top private sector employers in the municipality are Kaiser Permanente, Marin General Hospital and Fireman’s Fund Insurance. Unsurprisingly, the largest industries here are Healthcare, Science & Tech and Education. The average household income in San Rafael is $124,863, which is significantly higher than the averages for the state and country.

As we mentioned, San Rafael is known as a hub for the arts. One of the most famous residents of the city is George Lucas, the creator of both the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, among others. So it’s no surprise that one of the most popular attractions in the area is a movie theater. The Smith Rafael Film Center focuses on independent and foreign films, as well as documentaries, and also hosts Q&As with filmmakers and group film discussions.

5-Star Moving Services

Whether you’re relocating to San Rafael from far away or you found your dream house just down the road, Smooth Move USA makes any transition seamless with our range of services. We work with each customer to define their unique needs and provide personalized service that’s earned us hundreds of 5-star reviews.

What’s the first step in any move? Packing. Now, there are some folks who approach packing as a DIY experience and enjoy going through each belonging, “spring cleaning” as they go. If that’s not you, you’re in luck, because Smooth Move USA offers full-service packing options that span from a single room to your whole home. When it comes to packing, we’ll handle all the heavy lifting so you can spend more time getting excited about your move!

Need to store your belongings during a long transition period? You can rest assured that your possessions are in good hands when you utilize Smooth Move USA’s secure storage facility in San Rafael. Each customer gets their own vault, which is fully inventoried to ensure nothing is misplaced. Plus, with a full staff and 24/7 video monitoring, your belongings will be safe and guarded around the clock.

If you own a business in San Rafael and are planning an office relocation, let Smooth Move USA make the transition seamless with our top-rated commercial moving services. We provide firm cost estimates you can count on, so you never have to worry about hidden fees. During the move, our professional team will handle it all, from inventory to furniture disassembly, to set up in your new space. When you choose us as your trusted moving partner, we focus on the move so you can stay focused on your business.

Ready to get started? Call (661) 325-6683 or click here to speak with a courteous, experienced team member.

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Demographic Info for San Rafael, CA
59,180
Population
41.3 years
Median Age
$816,700
Median Home Value
$85,931
Median Household Income
26.1 mins
Average Commute
52.3%
Own vs. Rent
Schools in San Rafael, CA
125 Bahia Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
Type: Elementary School
800 Belle Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Type: Elementary School
25 Castlewood Dr
San Rafael, CA 94901
Type: Elementary School
280 Woodland Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Type: Middle School
225 Woodland Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Type: Elementary School
185 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Type: High School
Places to Eat in San Rafael, CA
Sol Food
Sol Food
901 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Il Davide
Il Davide
901 A St
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Lotus Cuisine of India
Lotus Cuisine of India
704 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Los Moles Hecho En Casa
Los Moles Hecho En Casa
912 Lincoln Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Theresa & Johnny's Comfort Food
Theresa & Johnny
817 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Taqueria San Jose
Taqueria San Jose
615 4th St
San Rafael, CA 94901
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Things to Do in San Rafael, CA
Art Works Downtown
1337 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
4.7 
Falkirk Cultural Center
1408 Mission Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
4.6 
Church of Saint Raphael / Mission San Rafael Arcangel
1104 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
4.6 
Museum of International Propaganda
1000 Fifth Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
4.3 
Gerstle Park
San Rafael Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
4.4 
Marin Shakespeare Company
890 Belle Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901, United States
4.8 

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  • These are some good folks in Bakersfield..they repositioned my load for weight reasons. 100$. Good folks.

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    Ric G.
    10/03/2018

    We hired Smooth Move to move some very heavy furniture from a 2nd story townhouse bedroom to our house. They were on time and were professional, courteous and got right to it. There was no damage to the furniture or... read more

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    John B.
    2/10/2018

    This crew is made of top notch professionals. They were fast and efficient. I can honestly say the absolute headache of moving was made much easier by them.

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    Karen B.
    11/04/2017

    Words can't describe how awesome Smooth Move USA is. I needed to move my furniture into my new home and I had no idea who I should call. A friend recommended Smooth Move. The reviews and word of... read more

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    Jeniffer R.
    8/26/2013
  • Great service! Reliable and fast. Chris was easy to work with and the price very reasonable. They moved our solar business office (Energy Remodeling) from one location to another in Bakersfield. We'll use them again for any future moves. Thanks again!

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    Energy R.
    1/14/2016

    5 star ratingToday was moving day from a home I have owned for 23 years. You can imagine how much I had. Kevin was my moving consultant & he was very nice. Tomas & Mike had the hard part of moving my... read more

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    Vickie S.
    10/01/2018

    5 star ratingChris, Kevin and Carlos and his team were so great to work with! They were so kind to me and went above and beyond what was expected of them. Thanks for making our move a lot less work and hassle...... read more

    Emily H. Avatar
    Emily H.
    9/28/2018

    4 star ratingSmooth Move did a fantastic  job moving our entire house in one day from Bakersfield to Nipomo. Carlos Davids and the crew handled our goods with great care. Thank you.

    One note:  make sure you go through the contract closely....
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    William A.
    9/03/2018
  • 5 star ratingMove to Bakersfield Ca from Burbank. Crew was quick and helped pack items that I had not finished. Best possible result from a tough move of entire household.

    Recommend for any jobs to or from Bakersfield

    RJR

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    RJ R.
    7/19/2018

    4 star ratingGreat company! Wish they would offer a prorate it took less then an hour(and they showed up 15 min late) and was charged the full($314) allotted time of 2 1/2 hours. Which I understand staff has to be paid but... read more

    Lily G. Avatar
    Lily G.
    5/18/2018

    5 star ratingI recently moved from Bakersfield, CA to Mesa, AZ using Smooth Move.  My wife and I were being relocated for work but as the way things go these days, were responsible to pay out of our own pocket for the... read more

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    Steve S.
    5/10/2018

    5 star ratingFantastic moving company!!!
    We had another moving company booked to help us load our moving truck so we could move out of state the next day. However, our original movers never showed up. They had the wrong date down. We...
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    Kaitlin F.
    4/24/2018
  • 5 star ratingJose, Michael, and Oscar came to move me on Thursday and I am just getting around to writing this review as I just found a second to sit down from moving.  Smooth Move gave me the best price and the... read more

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    Sara R.
    2/25/2018

    5 star ratingIf you need movers, look no further! We ended moving from a 2 bedroom apartment to a 4 bedroom home. The job was done within the three hour estimate and the movers were personable and professional. As cliche as it... read more

    Joanna M. Avatar
    Joanna M.
    11/27/2017

    5 star ratingWe used this company 10 years ago when it had different owners. We were pleased with them then, so we naturally looked them up when we needed to move again. The new owner is even better. They are very professional... read more

    Beth E. Avatar
    Beth E.
    10/28/2017

    5 star ratingSmooth Move's Jose and his crew moved us from old home in Bakersfield and Jose and another crew moved us into our new home in Beaumont, Ca. Both crews Did a great job.  They were careful with wrapping all the... read more

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    Caryl K.
    10/27/2017
  • 5 star ratingWe had Smooth Move USA move our VERY heavy stuff to storage for us.  I called on Friday, the 1st of September, we got our estimate on Tuesday, the day after Labor Day, and they were at our house at... read more

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    P C.
    9/10/2017

    4 star ratingI had a great experience with Smooth Move, and definitely plan on using them again. My job was a small one: move from a 1250 square foot apartment to a 1050 townhome. It was done in 3 hours, which was... read more

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    Vanessa H.
    8/15/2017

    5 star ratingI needed a moving company for a local move in Bakersfield.  I called Smooth Move and Keith came out the next day to give me an estimate.  I scheduled the move for a couple of weeks later.  Nick, Mike and... read more

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    Becky L.
    8/14/2017

    5 star ratingThe team of Nick and Mike were very professional and courteous.  They had a friendly demeanor and were extremely knowledgeable about moving big items.  I will have to move again in 3 months and will certainly be using them again.  Thanks

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    Aaron W.
    7/30/2017
  • 5 star ratingWe had Smooth Move move us from Bakersfield to Carlsbad, California.
    Moving is always a traumatic, but this was a fabulous experience. From our first contact with Keith, who made all of the arrangements, estimates, and scheduling, to the final destination,...
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    Bruce J.
    6/26/2017

    5 star ratingGreat moving company!  Helped with my families relocation from Bakersfield to Sacramento.  Packed everything at our house for us and delivered it in a very timely manner.  Employees are very friendly and hard working. Price was very reasonable and I... read more

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    Brian D.
    5/30/2017

    5 star ratingWe did not plan to hire anybody, and planned to move everything ourselves. It turns out that the job was much too large for two people.  We had to finish the move that day because they were coming to pick... read more

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    Bob T.
    5/25/2017

    5 star ratingGreat movers!  We moved from a home we had for 25 years to a new home! Keith worked with us when we moved the date several times due to an issue with our buyers escrow. His crew was on time... read more

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    Cindy W.
    3/20/2017
  • 5 star ratingBest movers hands down. I've used them multiple occasions. Always on time. Always impeccable care. Most recently I moved into my new office and had Daniel, Jesse and Ryan as my movers. They got giant heavy furniture through my glass... read more

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    Elizabeth L.
    3/17/2017

    5 star ratingI used Smooth Move for an "In Town" move. I don't think people realize how affordable this is. Maybe not as cheap as buying pizza for a few friends that have pickup trucks... but well worth it! Gabriel and Luis... read more

    Michael W. Avatar
    Michael W.
    1/27/2017

    5 star ratingMy family and I had to move my dad from Bakersfield to North Hollywood after my Mom passed away. Smooth Move lives by their name. This was in October,  and I feel terrible that I can't remember the two men... read more

    Elizabeth B. Avatar
    Elizabeth B.
    12/17/2016

    5 star ratingMy wife and I hired these guys to help us move, and we had a great experience with them. We had a lot of concerns going in: moving a 2-br and 1-br apartments (separate locations) into a 5-br house, because... read more

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    Mike R.
    12/05/2016
  • 5 star ratingBest moving experience that I have ever had. I was very satisfied with the service from scheduling to the actual move. Mike and Chuck did a great job moving all of our belongings and were very conscientious with the new... read more

    Jason M. Avatar
    Jason M.
    11/11/2016

    5 star ratingI moved twice last year. First from the Dallas area to Bakersfield and then months later from my Bakersfield apartment to my Bakersfield home. I waited a year to review because it is my experience that things show up after... read more

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    Eileen P.
    9/19/2016

    5 star ratingI would 100% recommend this place to anyone who is looking to move. I was moving from Bakersfield to Oceanside so I called many places before I talked to smooth moving and nobody I talked to was as professional as... read more

    Jack G. Avatar
    Jack G.
    8/31/2016

    5 star ratingI recently moved into a new home and used Smooth Move. I can't say enough about the job they did. Nick and STEPH were hilarious and had energy like you wouldn't believe. I'm glad those two were the ones that... read more

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    Robert H.
    8/25/2016
  • 5 star ratingMy parents hired Smooth Move to accomplish a move here in Bakersfield. My parents are not easily impressed, yet they could not stop raving about how great these guys were. They took great care with the furniture and made sure... read more

    Emily M. Avatar
    Emily M.
    7/13/2016

    5 star ratingHave used this company 3 different times & each time they arrived on time, were careful with all our furnishings & were very respectful.
    They are affordable & would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for a Smooth Move!

    Patty B. Avatar
    Patty B.
    5/03/2016

    4 star ratingThe movers were knowledgeable, rap on my furnishings and moving blankets to protect them, very friendly and professional. Very hard-working. I took off one star for being an hour and a half late for the appointment

    Robert M. Avatar
    Robert M.
    4/13/2016

    5 star ratingSmooth Move did an excellent job moving me & all the extra stuff  I had.....I hate moving, and hopefully won't be doing it again any time soon! but they made the experience  so much easier/enjoyable than I ever thought possible.... read more

    Debbie K. Avatar
    Debbie K.
    2/15/2016
  • 5 star ratingI recently had to relocated from Bakersfield, CA to San Diego, CA and was in desperate need of a moving company. My fiancé and I did some research and decided to go with Smooth Move USA. Going into the move... read more

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    Jonathan N.
    1/19/2016

    5 star ratingSmooth Move USA is the best moving company I have ever done business with! I have moved multiple times throughout the year and it was difficult finding a trustworthy moving company to get the move done at a reasonable price.... read more

    Rory G. Avatar
    Rory G.
    1/19/2016

    5 star ratingSmooth Move USA is a very professional company they were able to get our move done in 1 day. Without them we would of spent 2 days or more. They wrapped all our stuff and carefully moved everything. If I... read more

    Jeremy M. Avatar
    Jeremy M.
    1/18/2016

    5 star ratingWe called and Keith came out to provide us with an accurate estimate by viewing the rooms, furniture, appliances and boxes we had. The team of movers showed up on time and did a fantastic job. Anything wooden was covered... read more

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    Trina W.
    1/08/2016

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