Welcome to Mill Valley
It’s safe to say there is no place anywhere else in the world quite like Mill Valley. Located in an idyllic woodsy setting at the foot of Mt. Tam, it’s charming, sophisticated, old school, new school, laid back, happening, crunchy, stylish, liberal, and fabulous, all at the same time. It’s the kind of town where you might see Sammy Hagar or Tyler Florence at the market, where yoga and all things organic are popular, where dogs are almost mandatory, and where young and old gather to play chess outside in the town square. Mill Valley has its own film festival each Fall celebrating independent and world cinema, and each June the town hosts The Dipsea Race, the oldest cross-country trail running event in the US.
The short drive into town from 101 feels a little like you’re entering an alpine village, with crisp air and redwood-lined roads, culminating in a downtown that’s storybook charming. There’s a great family owned Market, a bookstore/cafe in an old train depot, a variety of upscale shops, and some of the best dining to be found in the county. A popular comedy night happens every Tuesday at the Throckmorton Theater, where big names like Dana Carvey have been known to stop by. In many ways Mill Valley is what people from other places picture when they think of Marin…and yes, many residents own hot tubs.
Things we love about Mill Valley
- Support local comedy with Mark Pitta and friends
- Check out the outdoor lighting fixtures and groovy teak furniture at illumigarden.
- Sample some of the best cheese raviolis around at La Ginestra.
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Mill Valley schools
360 E. Blithedale, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Old Mill Elementary
352 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tam Valley Elementary
350 Bell Lane, Mill Valley, Ca 94941
Edna Maquire Elementary
80 Lomita Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Strawberry Point Elementary
117 E. Strawberry Drive, Mill Valley, Ca 94941
Mill Valley Middle School
425 Sycamore Avenue, Mill Valley, Ca 94941
Tamalpais High School
700 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941