Stephen Pringle & George Crowe Present:
Style Meets Natural Beauty in Mill Valley - $1,175,000
This stylish and immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath Blithedale Canyon home offers an unbeatable combination of enchanting natural setting, proximity to downtown, and flat yard with midday sun exposure. Features include an updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, dual paned windows, and beautiful wood floors and vaulted, beamed ceilings throughout. A wood-burning fireplace in the living room adds cozy warmth, and seven skylights bring in the natural light. The street-to-street lot includes a large back yard with a flagstone patio, deck with hot tub, and stone steps meandering up a gentle slope to Eldridge Ave. The two-car garage has lots of additional storage space, and 6+ off-street parking spots mean plenty of room for guests. The gateway to some of Marin's best hiking and mountain biking is just steps from your door, while it's only minutes to all the dining, shopping, and entertainment of downtown Mill Valley. All this plus top-rated schools and a great SF commute location make this special home the best of Marin living!
Just don't call it quaint. Family friendly Mill Valley is all about schools, sports, and its Sierra Club calendar setting. Nestled at the foot of Mt Tam, Mill Valley homes range from 500-square foot hunter's cabins to multi-million dollar mansions tucked away on winding narrow lanes under the redwoods. Sometimes right next to each other.
Coffee is king in Mill Valley. Downtown three separate coffee shops do a brisk business. At the Depot, as the sunny town center is called, Moms with strollers, kids on trikes, and teenagers kicking a hackeysack relax in the open air plaza which now houses an independent bookstore and cafe. Today The Depot is a jumping off spot for hikers and mountain bikers heading up the slopes of Mt Tam.
Nightlife in Mill Valley is anchored by 142 Throckmorton, a jewelbox of a theater. Presentations range from world music, jazz, and folk to its legendary standup comedy showcase. Every Tuesday night, host Mark Pitta brings a mix of young comics and superstars like Robin Williams to the stage.
As the groomed playing fields at the Community Center attest, sports are huge here, with leagues dedicated to soccer, baseball, and lacrosse. Small neighborhood schools are a bedrock part of this community, as is the middle school and 100-year-old Tamalpais High, which recently underwent a state-of-the-art renovation, including an Olympic-sized pool open to the community. Tam High is noted for its drama program which sells out its evenings of one-acts; AIM, a school within a school dedicated to media arts, and a track team that attracts more than 125 kids. When 10% of the student body joins a sport, you know your kids are running with the right crowd.