Fourteen miles across the Golden Gate Bridge north of San Francisco, though seemingly much closer, Mill Valley is the quintessential Marin County community: hip, chic, affluent and strong on the arts and environment. Its approximately 14,000 residents are an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers and San Francisco professionals. In fact, for the last few decades, Mill Valley real estate has been gobbled up by highly successful young business executives and entrepreneurs, and the traditionally Bohemian ambiance of the town has transitioned into a more gentrified village of upscale boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafes.
Resting in the shadow of iconic Mount Tamalpais and with many of its homes built in narrow canyons and among redwood groves, Mill Valley remains one of the most desirable cities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its combination of picturesque residential retreats, award-winning schools, cultural and recreational activities and proximity to San Francisco make it hard to beat.