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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-
Mill Valley is a suburb of San Francisco with a population of 14,392. Mill Valley is in Marin County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Mill Valley offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mill Valley there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Mill Valley and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Mill Valley are highly rated.
About Mill Valley...
Population
14,392

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,242,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$2,209
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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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
    41.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    249.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,130.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    19%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Mill Valley

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$141,698
National
$55,322

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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 scenic and weather is literally PERFECT! However, sadly, people here create an very pretentious atmosphere.
Mill Valley is a gem and one of the most beautiful places I have ever lived. With some of the best hiking and nature in the world while being only 15 minutes away from San Francisco, whats not to love!