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Horse Hill in Mill Valley: Where Nature Meets Luxury Living



Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Mill Valley, California, Horse Hill is a small neighborhood that encapsulates the essence of Marin dream  living. With its very convenient location and charming community atmosphere, Horse Hill has become an attractive destination for those seeking a perfect blend of tranquility and convenience. Let’s explore what makes Horse Hill so special, covering the neighborhood's location, local amenities, outdoor activities, entertainment options, school information, and insights into the real estate market.



Location and Accessibility

Horse Hill is bordered by Horse Hill Preserve to the north, 101 FWY to the east, and the city of Mill Valley to the west.  This community offers an ideal location for those looking to embrace the lush greenery and serene surroundings that Mill Valley is renowned for, while still maintaining easy access to the nearby popular locations in greater Marin.


Mill Valley's proximity to San Francisco makes it a prime choice for commuters. The neighborhood of Horse Hill is well-connected to the region via Highway 101, making it convenient for those who work in the city but prefer to come home to a quieter, more rural environment, without hitting rush hour traffic in Corte Madera.



Local Shopping

While Horse Hill is known for its natural beauty and tranquil ambiance, residents also appreciate its proximity to essential shopping areas. Mill Valley's downtown area is only a short drive away, offering an array of boutique shops, fine dining restaurants, and cafes. You'll find charming boutiques that cater to a variety of tastes, from high-end fashion to artisanal crafts and gourmet food.


However, the location of Horse Hill allows easy access to the Strawberry Shopping Center for more essential items, or even a quick ride over to the malls in Corte Madera. The Horse Hill neighborhood is not buried all the way into Mill Valley, so you truly have the best of both worlds: the peace and quiet of a suburban setting, with all the conveniences of a vibrant town center just minutes away.



Outdoor Activities

Like much of Southern Marin, one of the most significant draws of Horse Hill is its close proximity to stunning natural landscapes and outdoor activities. The neighborhood is bound by Horse Hill Preserve, offers great walks / easy hikes for nature enthusiasts after work hours.


Residents of Horse Hill can also hike over to Camina Alto Open Space Preserve and explore the trails and winding paths of just a few blocks away, which is an excellent place for leisurely strolls, vigorous hikes, and bird-watching.


I’m a huge fan of the Mill Valley Gold Course, found within the Camino Alto Open Space Preserve.  It’s a quick 9 holes or 18 if you double up on the holes. It’s a public course so pedestrians can feel free to walk the paths, just be cognizant of your surrounds and errant balls.



Entertainment and Cultural Activities

While Horse Hill offers a tranquil, nature-filled existence, it doesn't lack in terms of entertainment options. Mill Valley and other surrounding cities is home to numerous cultural events, festivals, and activities throughout the year.


If you love live music, Sweetwater Music Hall is right up your alley, a renowned venue for live music.  From intimate performances to nationally recognized artists, this venue offers a diverse range of musical experiences.


The celebrated Mill Valley Film Festival is an annual highlight for cinephiles, attracting visitors from all around the Bay Area. Or just find a nice movie to see downtown on any given day.


Additionally, Mill Valley, Sausalito and Tiburon all have a thriving arts scene with numerous galleries and art shows, as well as community events that celebrate local talent. The downtown area of each city hosts a variety of family-friendly events, including farmers' markets and street fairs, providing ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture.



School Information

For families residing in Horse Hill, access to quality education is a top priority. The neighborhood is served by the Mill Valley School District, which includes several highly-rated public schools. Some of the notable schools in the area include. 


Strawberry Point Elementary School is known for its strong academic programs and a welcoming community environment.  Mill Valley Middle School is a top-rated middle school with a focus on academic excellence and a variety of extracurricular activities.  Tamalpais High School: and Redwood High School both offer a comprehensive high school experience with a diverse range of academic and extracurricular options.


Families can take comfort in the fact that Mill Valley provides access to quality education at all levels, ensuring that their children receive a well-rounded and comprehensive educational experience.



Real Estate in Horse Hill

The homes on tree lined streets of Horse Hill are typically single-family custom-built homes from the 50’s and 60’s, and range in size from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet. Many have been expanded to fit the needs of todays growing families.


The style of the homes in Horse Hill varies, but many of them have a rustic charm. Most of the homes are made of wood and have large windows that let in the natural light. Some of the homes also have decks or patios that offer stunning views of the surrounding area.


Architectural Styles: The architectural styles in Horse Hill vary, with an abundance of beautiful and unique homes. You'll find charming Craftsman-style houses, traditional colonial homes, and contemporary designs. Each home in Horse Hill showcases its individual character, contributing to the neighborhood's unique charm.


Home Sizes: Horse Hill offers a range of home sizes to accommodate different household needs. From the more original two-bedroom cottages to spacious four or five-bedroom homes, you'll find options to suit your family's requirements. Many properties feature expansive yards and gardens, allowing for gardening, play, and outdoor relaxation.


Price Range: The home prices in Horse Hill are high, reflecting the neighborhood's desirable location and charm. The single-family homes typically sell for between $2 million and $3.5 million. However, it's important to note that the market can be competitive due to the neighborhood's appeal. It's advisable to work with a seasoned real estate agent like me, who understands the local market dynamics to ensure a smooth home buying or selling experience.


Lot size matters: Many homes in Horse Hill come with ample land, providing the opportunity for gardening, outdoor activities, and even the possibility of adding auxiliary dwelling units (ADUs).


Scenic Views: Some properties offer stunning views of the Horse Hill Open Space Preserve or Mount Tamalpais, providing homeowners with a constant connection to the natural beauty of the area.


The real estate market in Horse Hill reflects the desirability of the neighborhood, with steady demand for homes in this serene enclave. In recent years, the market has seen a stable appreciation in property values, making it an attractive choice for both homeowners and investors.


In recent times, there has been a noticeable trend toward sustainability and eco-conscious living. Many residents in Horse Hill are making eco-friendly choices in their homes, from solar panels to energy-efficient appliances, in alignment with the region's environmental values.



In Conclusion

Horse Hill in Mill Valley, California, offers a unique and highly sought-after living experience. Its picturesque surroundings, community atmosphere, and diverse real estate options make it a standout neighborhood in Marin County. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a family seeking a top-notch education, or someone looking for a tranquil yet connected place to call home, Horse Hill has something to offer. If you're considering making a move to this extraordinary community, don't hesitate to reach out to us for personalized assistance in finding your dream home in Horse Hill.



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