Mill Valley, CA Real Estate: Thriving in Tough Economic Times

Posted by Alex Narodny on Monday, November 16th, 2009 at 6:18am.

Located in Marin County, California, Mill Valley is known for its beautiful homes nestled among the redwoods. The town is just 12 miles from San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge. With Richardson Bay to the southeast, and Mount Tamalpais to the east, Mill Valley is one of the most picturesque areas in California.

One of the reasons people search for Mill Valley homes for sale, is to live in the mild climate. Average temperatures in the summer stay in the mid 70’s and winter temperatures average in the mid 50’s. The extremes rarely go above 90 or below freezing. Fog often evades from the bay in the mornings, keeping the temperatures cool, but burns off as the sun climbs into the sky. The wet months fall between November and March, with the drier season during the summer.

The town has a population of around 14,000, and has maintained its small population for years, in comparison to the exploding population of other nearby communities. It’s downtown area has suffered the same fate as many American downtowns, and has changed over the years, with the old drugstore and hardware stores eventually being replaced by museums, art galleries, and upscale boutiques.

For those hoping to get away from the chaos of the bigger city, but still have the conveniences nearby, the Mill Valley real estate market has provided that escape. With award winning public schools, and no shortage of activities, the area continues to draw people looking for a different way of life for their families.

The area is culturally diverse, offering various performing arts theaters, an annual art festival, and an annual film festival. Also well known for it’s charm as its obvious beauty, the Mill Valley, CA real estate market will continue to thrive and survive the tough economic times.

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