Welcome to 420 Monte Vista Avenue!
Fantastic 1985 built Craftsman is located in the highly sought after Cascade Canyon just up the hill from downtown Mill Valley & drenched in sunlight. The large home features beautiful vaulted ceilings & sunny decks, hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, 5 beds, 3.5 baths + office & loft in main house plus a separate bonus room (2nd office) plus workshop underneath the garage. Ample storage, 2 car garage plus driveway. This very special home is located in one of Mill Valley’s most magical & private settings, surrounded by redwood groves, with close to an acre of land & easy access to the tenderfoot trail & the Renz steps both leading to downtown Mill Valley.
Just south and west of downtown Mill Valley is the quiet neighborhood of Cascade Canyon. Wooded hillsides and meandering streams provide Cascade Canyon properties a sense of privacy and serenity that exemplifies the Mill Valley lifestyle; yet all the while shops, services, and the amenities of town are just minutes away.
Tucked up against the base of Mount Tamalpais, Cascade Canyon is literally just steps away from hiking and biking trails, including the rather infamous steps that mark the beginning of the climb for the annual Dipsea Race and access to spectacular hiking trails on Mount Tam and through the Muir Woods.
In terms of Mill Valley schools, award winning Old Mill Elementary School is the neighborhood school for Cascade Canyon, and serves most children living in the area. Junior high students living in the community attend Mill Valley Middle School then move on to Tamalpais High School to complete their secondary education.
Across Cascade Drive, you will find a tiny parking lot and a sign displaying "Cascade Falls." Walk a short distance following the creek on a well maintained trail lined with forget-me-nots, ferns, redwood sorrel and trillium. The trail soon splits - the left fork heads to the top of the falls, the right to your best view of the falls themselves. Turn right, cross a wooden bridge over the creek and you come to a bench. Continue to a second bench for the best view of the falls.
When you are through enjoying the falls, simply return to Cascade Drive and downtown or extend your hike a little by continuing on the path beyond the falls. This trail is rougher but not difficult, and offers more views of the creek and falls. Cross to the other side of the creek over a footbridge and return on the trail on the opposite side of the falls back down to Cascade Drive.
Walk beside the creek bed on a rough trail around a bend to the spot known as Three Wells. Again, depending upon rainfall, Three Wells can be a tumbling, multilevel waterfall, three pools (wells), or three puddles. In hot weather, this area is a popular swimming hole for locals. Continue along the trail and until you return to Cascade Drive.
Mill Valley has 381 magical hiking trails! These trails range from 0 to 56.5 miles in length. The most popular trails are Muir Woods - Fern Creek Trails, Dipsea Steps and Muir Woods. Trails close to this home are Tenderfoot, cypress, pipeline, sun trail, dipsea.
The Mill Valley community loves bikes. The Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway is a convenient connection between neighborhoods, schools, shopping, restaurants, and both a skate and dog park. Download the Marin bicycle map for the best routes throughout town.
420 Monte Vista Highlights;
Just ten minutes north of San Francisco, Mill Valley is located on the western and northern shores of...Learn More