Nestled below the majestic Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley is reminiscent of a charming European village. Surrounded by national parks, including Muir Woods, an ancient coast redwood forest, Mill Valley’s lush landscape of hills and canyons are a favorite place for visitors who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, walking and running. Mill Valley started out as a large mill, hence the name Mill valley. The town grew rather fast as word spread of the beautiful Mt. Tamalpais and the wonderful ocean on the other side. People started buying up lots from $100.00 an acre to $5,000.000 for 3 acres. People built summer homes to get away from the big cities nearby, San Francisco and Oakland. Two financial magazines, MONEY and CNN/Money, recently named Mill Valley as one of the 10 top cities in America in which to live. It is noted that millionaires and well-known names in the film and music industries, like Bonnie Raitt, Bob Weir and Sammy Hagar, make their homes in this quaint community.

Population: 14,051
Distance to Golden Gate Bridge: 7-10 miles