Not only is Mill Valley an exciting place to recreate, shop and dine, it is also a great place to live. The Smithsonian Magazine recently called Mill Valley one of “The 20 Best Small Towns in America.” Two national financial magazines, MONEY and CNN/Money, named Mill Valley “One of the 10 Top Cities in America in Which to Live.”
What is special about Mill Valley? It is a blend of smart sophistication and charm; environmental consciousness and artistic accomplishment, rich roots and modern values. Its residents have an innate love for Mill Valley’s beautiful setting on the flanks of Mount Tam. Young and old, wealthy and middle class, workers and retirees, singles and families, you'll find all of these and more in our vibrant community.
Mill Valley’s close proximity to San Francisco and access to Golden Gate Transit buses, which loop all the major roads in the area, makes it a convenient location for commuters. There are also many small businesses and start-ups in Mill Valley, and plenty of folks who work at home-based businesses.
Mill Valley’s excellent public and independent schools make Mill Valley a perfect place to raise a family. Its high quality of arts and entertainment keep it exciting for people of all ages. Its ready access to outdoor recreation, locally grown foods and wellness practitioners helps residents lead healthy, vibrant lives.
Homes in Mill Valley range from hillside mansions with endless views to tiny cottages tucked up under the redwoods. Sometimes the two are right next door to each other!
A sprinkling over 20,000 people have chosen to make greater Mill Valley their home. Residents enjoy its natural beauty, small town ambiance, culture and the all-around high quality of life. Many residents would say that they couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. The result is an extraordinary citizenry: thoughtful, vocal and involved.
Mt Tam photograph courtesy of Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau