Introduction to Mill Valley, California
Mill Valley, California, in Marin County, is 4 miles S of San Rafael, California (center to center) and 11 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the San Francisco metropolitan area. Mill Valley contains a population of approximately 13,600.
Mill Valley History
The area that has developed into Mill Valley was originally received by John Thomas Reed as a Mexican land grant. Reed, who was Irish, became a citizen of Mexico in 1834. He constructed the first saw mill called the 'Old Mill' in California. This mill provided the fire for initial growth of the area which began to develop rapidly during the Gold Rush and is now an affluent residential community.
Mill Valley and nearby Attractions
- Tea Garden Springs
- Fisherman's Wharf
- Muir Woods National Monument
- Kabuki Springs & Spa
- Nob Hill Spa-Huntington Hotel
Things To Do In Mill Valley
Mill Valley has number of parks which offer facilities for recreation, as well as fitness activities and sports. There is a golf course, as well as tennis courts for the lovers enthusiasts of these games. Additionally, the Mill Valley Parks and Recreation department regularly organizes various events and activities.
Mill Valley Transportation
Air transportation is available at the San Francisco International Airport.
Mill Valley Higher Education
The College of Marin serves the area.