FRIENDLY AND QUAINT
Nestled at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, homes in this Marin County city range from 500-square-foot hunter's cabins to multimillion-dollar mansions tucked away on winding, narrow lanes under the redwoods.
Coffee is king in Mill Valley. Downtown, three separate coffee shops do a brisk business. At the Depot, as the sunny town center is called, moms with strollers, kids on tricycles, and teenagers kicking hacky sacks relax in the open-air plaza, which now houses an independent bookstore and cafe. The Depot is also a jumping-off spot for hikers and mountain bikers heading up the slopes of Mount Tamalpais. Nightlife in Mill Valley is anchored by Sweetwater Music Hall, which hosts many well-known musical acts.
Just check out what the New York Times recently had to say
A small village at the base of a mountain, this is one of the most charming communities you will find. Offering convenient access to San Francisco but also to nature, hiking and of course the coast.
Mill Valley enjoys a moderate climate year round. Much of the year you’ll find the mornings are foggy with the sun coming out mid-day revealing perfect blue skies.
• Downtown SF - approx 35 minutes
• SFO - approx 39 minutes
• OAK - approx 1 hour
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT
We love the newest addition in town, Playa. Sit outside and have a Kill Bill (their margarita) and share the Carnitas. Another staple is the historic Buckeye Roadhouse. We go for the ribs, a sure thing every time. Or for a casual spot, check out Boo Koo for Asian Street Fare – their Chicken Pho is some of the best we’ve tried.
OUTDOORS AND FITNESS
There are dozens of trails within Mill Valley for hiking, running or mountain biking. You can essentially explore all of Marin right from this town. Or head straight out on the Dipsea and you’ll wind up at the Pacific Ocean.
The Mill Valley Market is a fabulous, family owned market that has been in town since 1929. Shop no further for groceries. Proof Lab in Tam Valley offers great apparel and outdoor equipment. Or check out Sloat Garden Center (there are two locations) for all your landscape needs.