Welcome to Mill Valley
Nestled under the redwoods at the base of Mt Tamalpais, tiny Mill Valley is one of the Bay Area’s most picturesque hamlets. Mill Valley was originally a logging town, its name stemming from an 1830s sawmill – the first in the Bay Area to provide lumber. Though the 1892 Mill Valley Lumber Company still greets motorists on Miller Ave, the town is a vastly different place today, packed with wildly expensive homes, luxury cars and pricey boutiques.
Mill Valley once served as the starting point for the scenic railway that carried visitors up Mt Tamalpais. The tracks were removed in 1940 and today the Depot Bookstore & Cafe occupies the former rail station.