Everyone loves Mill Valley for its small town feel. It is a real meeting place that everyone feels comfortable to come down and listen to music in the square, while sipping a cappuccino from one of the 4 cafes on the square, or sit and read a book. The public schools are excellent, so many families from San Francisco choose to move here, once they have children, to avoid the nightmare lottery of school selection in the city. They save around $80,000 a year for two children's education. The adored and beautiful library sits alongside a creek with tall redwood trees, and there is so much local musical talent living in Mill Valley, you can simply walk to the Sweetwater or Throckmorton Theatre and be entertained all week long. The healthy food stores or Mill Valley market and two Whole Foods stores are also great meeting places for the locals. There are many parks to choose from for the children, dog parks, soccer fields, tennis courts, gorgeous bike paths, and hiking to die for. The boutiques rival Union Street and Fillmore Street in the City for creative and dynamic designs. And a whole plethora of home decorating stores are on all the little streets. The commute to San Francisco is also an easy one.