Mill Valley Homes for Sale | Mill Valley Real Estate
As a Realtor working in Mill Valley, I am pleased to present this overview of the town as well as a list of all Mill Valley homes for sale from the Multiple Listing System (MLS). Just ten minutes north of San Francisco, Mill Valley is nestled below majestic Mt. Tamalpais and is reminiscent of a picturesque European village with its charming downtown center and natural beauty. Surrounded by national parks, including Muir Woods, Mill Valley’s lush landscape of hills and canyons are a favorite place for residents and visitors who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, walking and running.
The history of Mill Valley began with John Reed. Subsequent to the acquisition of a large land grant in 1834, Reed built a sawmill in 1836 on Cascade Creek to provide wood for the construction of his home. The mill, which gave Mill Valley its name, is now a welcoming retail village and stands among the towering redwoods in Old Mill Park, a few blocks from downtown.
Downtown activities center around Lytton Square, where people gather for coffee at the Depot Bookstore & Café , a game of chess in the square or meeting up with family and friends in one of the fashionable boutiques or restaurants that fill the downtown area.
Mill Valley is host to a range of cultural activities. The Mill Valley Film Festival, held in October, is an internationally recognized festival that has attracts leading filmmakers and movie aficionados each year. The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is the longest-running festival in the County. Mill Valley also hosts the annual Dipsea Race, first run in 1905. It is the second oldest footrace in the country, behind the Boston Marathon. The race is 7.1 miles long, from Lytton Square in Mill Valley over Mt. Tamalpais to beautiful Stinson Beach.
Mill Valley: One of the Top 10 Towns in the United States
With its proximity to San Francisco, natural beauty, quaint downtown district and excellent school system, it’s no wonder that two financial magazines, MONEY and CNN/Money, recently named Mill Valley as one of the 10 top cities in America in which to live and Smithsonian Magazine named it one of the “20 Best Small Towns in America” –just minutes from San Francisco. I would be happy to help you buy a home in Mill Valley!