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Quality of Life in Mill Valley : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Beat Bossart answered:
The Strawberry neighborhood of Mill Valley is primarily appreciated for its convenience in terms of transportation as well as its proximity to the Strawberry Shopping center. While that neighborhood is a bit further away from the quaint "downtown" Mill Valley, many residents like the fact that they don't have to fight the traffic or drive way up into the hills to get home. The Strawberry shopping center includes several restaurants, a large grocery store, as well as other retail shops ( The area offers miles of wonderful walking/biking paths along with several parks. Finally, the weather in this neighborhood is somewhat milder than other areas of Mill Valley; although this year it seems cooler just about everywhere around here.
If you'd like to find out what homes are available in the Strawberry neighborhood, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Lydia Puller answered:
Hi Rachel,

Mill Valley does get foggy however in my opinion I think that your best bet for less fog would be in the Altos section (near Horse Hill) that's where I decided to live for the very same reasons you mentioned. I wanted as little fog as possible and the Altos section seems more protected from the fog. Other areas you might consider are around Sycamore Park/Tamalpais Park, certain areas of Homestead Valley and Scotts Valley.

If you are not familiar with the areas I am talking about just let me know. I can send you a map of the different neighborhoods.

Lydia Puller
Realtor / Relocations Specialist
Alain Pinel Realtors
(415) 599-5028 cell
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
Hello Susan:

Marin is a very liberal place and we encourage all kinds of cultural and religious upbringings.

I am not really familiar with the Jewish community here but I do know that there is a large Jewish community in Marin.

Both of my sons have many Jewish friends. My younger son's elementary and middle school best friend in his GATE (Gifted and Talented) program is Jewish, and we have become very good friend with his parents. The family go to the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center for service, fellowship and activities. Actually, we were there the first time for his friend's Bar Mitzvah two years ago. JCC is quite renowned here.

If you'd like, I can ask her to call you or have you call her so you can find out more about the Jewish community here in Marin.

Here is the link to JCC.

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Sun Aug 24, 2008
Ute Ferdig answered:
I would definitely vote for Marin County vs. East Bay. It has the best climate and lots of restaurants. I hope Sylvia Barry who works the Marin County area will also respond to your question. She'd be a great contact for you. You can reach her at (415)717-0293 or via e-mail at ... more
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Wed Feb 3, 2010
Caren Horstmeyer 415 794-4311 answered:
Forbes Magazine rated Marin County Education #1 in the United States as the best bang for your buck and
highest graduation rate. In addition, many Marin County cities/communities have convenient commutes to the City, great schools and culture.
What a great community in Mill Valley, backed up by the fact that it was rated in the top 10 places to live by 2005 CNN/ The commute is very convenient to the city without having to deal with the Bay Bridge commute and 80/880 traffic. There is also transit and the ferry from the Larkspur Ferry terminal.
Depending on what you are looking for in weather, the farther north you go the warmer it gets with less fog.
In addition, each community has it's own micro climate.
In regards to comfort in Marin, I know many Asian American families that are very comfortable and love Marin County and Mill Valley.
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Tue Nov 29, 2011
David duPont answered:
Kids, dogs, clean air, safe and plenty of public play spaces... Mill Valley is the ultimate family town. There are countless parks and open spaces and kids of all ages abound. Most of the restaurants are kid friendly and those that aren't terrible kid-friendly are during the early shift. the public schools are very good as well a healthy selection of private schools. If you ski, surf, sail, windsurf, mountain bike, cayak, and want to teach your kids to as well, again Mill Valley is the place. ... more
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