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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
About Mill Valley...
Population
14,318

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,201,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,968
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Mill Valley Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    0
    41
  • Robbery
    14
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    311
    500
  • Theft
    1,146
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$149,336
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    5%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Mill Valley Reviews

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25 minutes from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay, yet in a Redwood forest town with extensive hiking right out your door, walk to the Euro-style town plaza coffee shops and arts etc. all about. I've lived here 31 years and find an unusually high proportion of neighbors willing to work for the common good locally and nationally. Our air is extraordinarily sweet and clean (Brezeomenter app.), and crime is low. There are many groups to join in political action, helping the less fortunate, the arts, the International Movie fest, sports and SPECTACULAR hiking. Historically white and with expensive housing, this is a town that fights for equality and dignity for all. A good place for progressives and well-educated people who want to engage with each other and the world. We are always shocked and saddened when we hear of towns where neighbors do not allow paths through to town or trails! A gem of a town, just too bad it is SO expensive to buy a home here
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Mill Valley is located in one of the wealthiest counties in America. Over the last 10-15 years Mill Valley has become a more modern community. However, Mill Valley has a huge lack in diversity in the community. Majority of the residents are caucasians. If one could afford to live in this town they would experience exceedingly safe neighborhoods, exceptional public schools and a refreshing healthy living environment.
This is a very quaint and small town. Delicious restaurants with lots of food choices to pick from. Less than an hour away from the beaches, hiking trails, and a theater with weekly comics and music shows. Almost everything is biking or walking distance.