Mill Valley

Welcome to Mill Valley, the hidden gem tucked away in the stunning hills of Marin County, California.

Welcome to Mill Valley

Where Nature and Charm Intertwine
Welcome to Mill Valley, the hidden gem tucked away in the stunning hills of Marin County, California. If you're seeking a place where natural beauty seamlessly blends with a cozy small-town vibe, then you've discovered your own personal paradise. In Mill Valley, get ready to embark on an adventure where towering redwoods stand tall, the air feels refreshing, and the community radiates warmth like a friendly smile.

A Playground of Natural Delights

Mill Valley is a nature lover's dream, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. Throw on your hiking boots and set out to explore the endless wonders of the Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpais, and the renowned Muir Woods. These magnificent redwood forests will leave you awe-inspired, and if you're lucky, you might stumble upon a hidden waterfall or two. The trails cater to all fitness levels, offering everything from leisurely strolls to invigorating hikes that reward you with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. Favorite Picks: The Dipsea Trail, The Matt Davis Trail, Tennessee Valley Beach, Muir Woods Panoramic Trail, Cascade Falls.

A Culinary Wonderland

As the saying goes, "good food is the key to genuine happiness," and in Mill Valley, that sentiment holds true. When hunger strikes, wander into downtown Mill Valley and prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a diverse culinary scene. Relish farm-to-table delights at local favorites like Piazza D'Angelo or Buckeye Roadhouse, where fresh ingredients and creative flair come together in perfect harmony. And for a quick pick-me-up, don't forget to indulge in a delectable cup of joe from one of the charming coffee shops sprinkled throughout the town. A few more favorites: COHO Sustainable Seafood, Equator Coffee, Taco Joe’s, Paseo A California Bistro, Bungalow 44, The Depot Cafe.

Charming Shops and Hidden Gems

Shopping in Mill Valley is more than just a chore—it's an adventure in itself. Traverse the cozy boutiques lining Throckmorton Avenue and Miller Avenue, where you'll stumble upon unique clothing, artisanal crafts, and extraordinary finds. Lose track of time as you meander through antique stores, bookshops, and art galleries that showcase the talent and creativity of the local community. Embrace the joy of discovery while supporting the local businesses that add a touch of character to this lively town. Maker’s Market, MINT, The Goods, Margaret O’Leary, WINK, Surf and Sand, Sprout.

A Vibrant Community Spirit

Mill Valley thrives on its strong sense of community, where you'll quickly find yourself embraced by the warm-hearted locals. From bustling farmers markets to lively street fairs, there's always a reason to gather and celebrate together. Be sure to catch the renowned Mill Valley Film Festival, where you can immerse yourself in the enchantment of cinema while mingling with filmmakers and industry insiders. Whether you've been a resident for years or just arrived, you'll feel right at home in this tight-knit community that values connection and camaraderie.

The Gateway to Adventure

While Mill Valley offers a serene escape from city life, it's also a gateway to the vibrant energy of San Francisco. Just a short drive or a scenic ferry ride away, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge awaits, ready to transport you to the cultural diversity and captivating experiences of the City by the Bay. Indulge in world-class dining, immerse yourself in art and culture, or get delightfully lost in the eclectic neighborhoods that make San Francisco truly unique.

Embrace the Escape, Discover the Magic

In Mill Valley, life unfolds at a leisurely pace, granting you the opportunity to escape the chaos, discover the beauty that surrounds you, and embrace the simple joys of everyday living. Whether you find solace in the towering redwoods, delight in the flavors of local cuisine, or form connections within the community, Mill Valley offers a sanctuary where you can authentically be yourself.
So, pack your bags and experience Mill Valley—a place where nature seamlessly intertwines with charm, and where unforgettable memories await. Prepare to immerse yourself in the enchant.

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

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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.


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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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Edna Maguire Elementary
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Ring Mountain Day School
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