Welcome to Downtown Mill Valley
Thriving village with a colorful culture and an artsy vibe
Downtown Mill Valley has the cozy atmosphere of a small ski town nestled beside majestic mountain ranges—but unlike any typical small ski town, Mill Valley offers access to the beach and ocean on one side of the mountains and one of the world’s greatest cities on the other. Mill Valley grew slowly as a rural community throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, and the arrival of famous Beat writers such as Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder in the 1950s and ‘60s cemented Mill Valley as a hip cultural destination. Mill Valley has evolved over the decades from a mellow hippie town into a thriving village with an organic and artsy vibe. If you like the energy of living at the center of Mill Valley’s colorful culture, then this is your spot.
From restaurants and shops to social gatherings and live music, this little town packs a lot of great vibes into its downtown area. Sweetwater Music Hall
offers intimate performances from talented roots, folks, and rock acts in a historic Masonic Lodge. Throckmorton Theatre
is another downtown cultural hub with a diverse music lineup and legendary comedy showcases that have included performers such as Robin Williams.
Downtown Mill Valley is served by the Mill Valley Elementary School District and Tamalpais Union High School District.
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