Located 14 miles North of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Mill Valley is known for its grand redwoods and laid back attitude. Mill Valley is spread out over marshland, inlets, forests, canyons, creeks and the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, the centerpiece of Marin County. The 101 freeway that travels up to the Northern California border and down through the Los Angeles Valley is easily accessed from Mill Valley, splitting the town almost in half. Mill Valley has become a popular commuter town for those working in San Francisco.
In the past few years Mill Valley has become more of an upscale community. Nestled at the base of Mt. Tamalpais is a small enclave of Mill Valley known as the downtown area. It surrounds a town square and streets lined with eccentric boutiques, coffee houses and art galleries. Throughout the day the square doubles as a popular local meeting spot for families, play groups and dog lovers. “The Depot” a famous coffee shop and book store heads a string of popular meeting places including the Throckmorton Theatre and Art & Garden club. Not to be outdone by the surrounding cities in Marin, downtown Mill Valley hosts a variety of award winning restaurants, some of which are Piazza D’Angelo, Balboa Cafe and Bungalow 44.
Across the 101 freeway sits another gem in Mill Valley, the Strawberry area. Strawberry is comprised of a fabulous shopping area along the marshland of Richardson Bay. This area of Mill Valley shares the Tiburon Peninsula and homes here are able to enjoy its beautiful coastline and spectacular views of SF.
Check out the website Patch at http://millvalley.patch.com for more local events and happenings.