Mill Valley

Welcome to Mill Valley

Nestled in the foothills of the majestic Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley is an intimate community only 14 miles north of San Francisco. The Mediterranean climate and plethora of open-spaced reserves, parks, and coastal habitats allow residents to enjoy outdoor recreation year-round. Replete the charm of a European village – Mill Valley has a thriving downtown scene. The business district is home to art galleries, trendy fashion boutiques, open-air coffee shops, and more. Festivals, parades, and events of all kinds are also seen in this central plaza as residents celebrate their sense of community.

The combination of Mill Valley's idyllic location, friendly vibe, and relative ease of access to nearby San Francisco has made it a popular home for many high-income commuters. Views of Mount Tamalpais attract the hillside dwellers, whereas the Tamalpais Park area attracts those who crave a pedestrian lifestyle and walkability of downtown stores and restaurants.

Mill Valley Architectural Styles

Many Mill Valley houses started life as rustic cabins built as summer retreats by wealthy San Franciscans in the late 19th century through the beginning of the 20th century. 
The serenity of Mill Valley's architectural history still prevails in the homes found tucked away in the redwood canyons and sunny valleys of this quaint community. 
Homes range from woodsy retreats and splendid mansions to downtown condominiums. Whether you seek a home with history or a modern single-family, Mill Valley provides an array of homes to suit any lifestyle.
By working with a local real estate expert familiar with the mico-markets and fluctuating property values, you can find the perfect home to fit your lifestyle and financial goals.

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Overview for Mill Valley, CA

14,240 people live in Mill Valley, where the median age is 47.9 and the average individual income is $110,356. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

47.9 years

Median Age


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Demographics and Employment Data for Mill Valley, CA

Mill Valley has 5,622 households, with an average household size of 2.52. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mill Valley do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,240 people call Mill Valley home. The population density is 2,977.68 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

47.54 / 52.46%

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Schools in Mill Valley, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mill Valley. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Edna Maguire Elementary
K - 5th
Ring Mountain Day School
K - 8th
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K - 5th

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