Nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais, which watches over the Pacific Ocean and the entire Bay Area, Mill Valley is a family-friendly paradise and a jumping-off point for mountain sports enthusiasts..
Sports, Family-Friendly, Pricey, Views, Secluded
Mill Valley is a destination for cycling enthusiasts and hikers alike who bring extra life here on weekends while locals scope out the less dense trails and cozy up with friends at buzzy coffee shops in town.
Residents in Mill Valley tend to be active and love spending time outside, whether it’s watering the garden, washing the car or hitting the trails. Bound together by a welcoming sense of community, Mill Valley has ample space to feel relaxed and at home.
Homes here are on the expensive end, though they’re not the most expensive in the Bay Area, and the leafy green neighborhoods make for a quiet, upscale lifestyle perfect for those who prefer Saturdays spent outside with the family over late-night bar hopping.
The natural wonders that surround Mill Valley are some of the best in the Bay Area. Meandering hikes and intense mountain bike trails are simply part of the landscape here and only steps out the door for many locals, who take complete advantage of the stunning views and clean air as much as they can.
With median home prices at about $1.5 million, Mill Valley has some of the Bay’s most appealing homes, including estates tucked away along winding, wooded lanes, old hunting cabins, and condos closer to the city center. With the commute to San Francisco relatively close and easy access to the ocean and gorgeous mountainside views, it’s hard not to feel settled here.
Though Mill Valley is a pricey locale, welcoming community vibes aren’t deterred, and neighbors offer friendly smiles and catch up over coffee in town. At its heart, it’s a small mountain town tucked into one of the most beautiful corners of the country and near busy urban centers that are easily accessible — but still feel a million miles away.