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Discover Shelter Ridge: A Mill Valley Neighborhood of Unparalleled Beauty and Convenience


Nestled along the waterfront in Mill Valley, California, the Shelter Ridge neighborhood stands as a testament to the exquisite beauty and convenience that Marin County has to offer. With its waterfront surroundings, proximity to local amenities, Shelter Ridge is the epitome of Marin County living.

Let’s take an in-depth look at this charming neighborhood, including its location, local shopping, outdoor activities, entertainment options, school information, and a comprehensive overview of the types of homes available and their typical selling prices.



Shelter Ridge Location

The Shelter Ridge neighborhood is ideally situated within Mill Valley, a picturesque town in southern Marin County, known for its natural beauty along the waterfront and vibrant community. It's conveniently located for those who work in San Francisco, offering a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, just a few miles away. The neighborhood is nestled in the southern part of Mill Valley, offering easy access to Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge, making it a great location for commuters. Shelter Ridge's prime location combines the best of both worlds, offering a peaceful, suburban lifestyle while maintaining proximity to the opportunities and cultural delights of the city.



Local Shopping

One of the many attractions of Shelter Ridge is its proximity to an array of shopping options that cater to the diverse needs of its residents. For everyday essentials and groceries, the Strawberry Shopping Center is a short drive away, providing a convenient shopping for many of your daily needs.


Centrally located just of the 101 FWY, the Shelter Ridge neighborhood allows easy access if you are considering shopping in a number of different locations. From Downtown Mill Valley, Tiburon and Sausalito, or just hop on the freeway a few exits and you are at the Corte Marder shopping malls.



Outdoor Activities

Shelter Ridge is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with an abundance of natural beauty waiting to be explored.

Take the local bike path and explore the stunning coastline views, from Sausalito through Shelter Ridge up into the hills of Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais. This is a great location for bike enthusiasts, as there are miles of paths and trails to ride on

Seasoned hikers have a wide variety of hikes, from the low impact trails of Ring Mountain in Tiburon, to trails over at Horse Hill. For those looking for a great sweat, just pick from the number of trails starting in Mill Valley and go explore for hours at end.

Just a short drive from Shelter Ridge, you'll find the famous Muir Woods National Monument, home to a breathtaking coastal redwood forest. It's an enchanting place to reconnect with nature, and you can marvel at the ancient, towering trees while exploring the well-maintained trails.

For those who enjoy water-based activities, the nearby Richardson Bay provides opportunities for kayaking, paddleboarding, and boating, all within a picturesque coastal setting.




Shelter Ridge residents have a diverse range of entertainment options at their fingertips. The Sweetwater Music Hall, located in downtown Mill Valley, is a renowned live music venue that hosts both local and national acts. Enjoy a night of music, good company, and excellent food in a charming, intimate setting.


Sausalito in general offers a wide variety of events during the year, from wine festivals to art shows.  Sometimes you can find live move in the fun bar scene and so much more. 


For film enthusiasts, the Mill Valley Film Festival is a highlight of the year. It's a celebration of independent and international cinema and attracts filmmakers and movie buffs from around the world. Mill Valley's vibrant arts scene also includes galleries and theaters, making it a hub for creative expression.


Since Shelter Ridge is in close proximity to a few towns, its easy to travel in any direction to find some fun and nightlife.



School Information

For families considering Shelter Ridge as their new home, you'll be pleased to know that the neighborhood is part of the Mill Valley School District, which consistently ranks among the top school districts in California. The district is known for its excellent public schools, such as Edna Maguire Elementary School and Mill Valley Middle School. These schools provide a high-quality education and a nurturing environment for students.


Additionally, nearby Tamalpais High School is renowned for its academic and extracurricular programs, ensuring that older students have access to top-notch educational opportunities as well. The educational landscape in the area is a significant draw for families, ensuring that children receive an exceptional education while growing up in this beautiful neighborhood.



Types of Homes in Shelter Ridge

Regarding real estate in the area, Shelter Ridge is mainly identified with a various condo complexes that span the neighborhood.  Starting with waterfront condo as Shelter Bay or Bayfront, Enchanted Knolls and Shelter Ridge.


As for pricing, the condos in Shelter Ridge vary widely depending on factors such as number of bedrooms, size, condition, and specific location within the neighborhood. On average, you can expect prices to range starting at $600,000 for a 1 bedroom unit, up to $1.2M for a nice 2 bedroom unit. Sometimes I find a few more expensive condos, but they typically get to the larger 3 bedroom units.


The best way to discover the current real estate market in Shelter Ridge is to consult with a local real estate broker who can provide the most up-to-date information on available properties, track down units that have not sold or those coming to market.



In conclusion

Shelter Ridge is a thriving and picturesque neighborhood in Mill Valley, California, offering residents a blend of natural beauty, convenience, and a vibrant community. With its exceptional location, diverse shopping options, and a myriad of outdoor and entertainment activities, Shelter Ridge is a dream location for those looking for the quintessential Marin County lifestyle at a more affordable price. If you're considering making Shelter Ridge your new home, now is the time to explore the possibilities in this sought-after neighborhood.



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