MONEY and CNN/Money named Mill Valley as one of the 10 top cities in America in which to live. It’s no surprise why. Nestled below majestic Mt. Tamalpais, Mill Valley offers a desirable lifestyle with great schools, a quaint European village-like town center, hiking, mountain biking, golf and running — thanks to close proximity to Muir Woods and several other national parks. The median home value in Mill Valley is $1,608,100, making it one of the most expensive places to live in California. We set our latest budget a little higher than usual for our “Cali Comparables” series. What does about $2.8 million buy you in Mill Valley? Read on to find out!

47 Ridge Ave | Mill Valley, CA 94941 | $2,825,000

Land, square footage and views are the main highlights of this beautifully remodeled four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home. Let’s begin with space: it’s pretty rare in Mill Valley to come across a house with approximately 4,600 square feet on 1.3 acres of land. Then there are the views: stunning panoramic views of the Bay, hills, and sunrise from every room on three levels and from three huge decks. The interiors are equally impressive with soaring ceilings, a deluxe wine cellar, office/library, spacious family room, plus artist’s loft, garden studio, and a two-car garage. Mature park-like grounds with a flat yard make this house even more of a rarity. And, it’s just steps from premier hiking trails. You can own a private retreat, eight minutes from town, with one of Marin’s easiest San Francisco commutes. Represented by Joshua Deitch of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mill Valley Downtown.

10 Sheridan Ct | Mill Valley, CA 94941 | $2,795,000

Palatial and private in Mill Valley’s coveted country club, this elegant 6,300 square-foot home rests on approximately 1.6 acres. The stately residence offers a circular driveway with a three-car garage and expansive and grand interiors that are defined by soaring ceilings, an elegant living room, a spacious game/media room, and three fireplaces. Four bedrooms plus two offices and five-and-a-half bathrooms, including a separate Au-Pair suite, make this home flexible for growing families. It is an entertainer’s paradise from inside out. This is truly a must-see. Listed by Peter Pickrel of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Greenbrae.

509 Blue Jay Way | Mill Valley, CA 94941 |$2,850,000

Serene woodlands frame this ultra-private, stunning home on .85 acres near Mill Valley’s award-winning schools and world-class hiking. Five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths combine in approximately 3,488 square feet of living space. Rooms have been thoughtfully designed to bring the outdoors in with terraces and doors opening to nature. An open chef’s kitchen features a professional gas range, stainless steel appliances, wine cooler, and breakfast area. The master suite boasts a walk-in closet, vanity and jetted tub. Just beyond, a private playground with seasonal creek and waterfall, treehouse, sandbox, obstacle course, Bocce ball court, and a greenhouse beckon you to enjoy the fresh air. Two bedrooms and a bath can have a separate entrance, which may be perfect for in-laws, multi-generational families, or an au-pair. There’s also an indoor sauna — so you can create your very own wellness ritual in the privacy of your own home. Represented by Hedi Katz of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Greenbrae.