Living in Mill Valley comes with so many perks. We get to enjoy outdoor adventures and frolic downtown and experience all the amazing events, shops, and restaurants it has to offer. One of the neighborhoods that enjoy a close proximity to downtown is Tamalpais Park. The neighborhood began to take shape in the early twentieth century and continues to evolve architecturally as homeowners update and expand their homes to reflect today’s lifestyle.
The architectural styles vary throughout the Tamalpais Park neighborhood. Many were built in the spirit of the California Bungalow, Craftsman style, or Brown Shingle. Often we see elements of all three styles working together to create what we see and enjoy today. The curved streets were designed with horse and buggy in mind and the trees along the streets inspired the street names themselves. It’s a charming neighborhood in a great location, so it’s no surprise that homebuyers keep it in mind when looking for their next home.
Here’s a market snapshot for both Tamalpais Park and Sycamore Park since geographically they are adjacent to each other, allowing for better statistical analysis.
2 Active: 3 Congingent/Pending: 2 Park Ter $639,000 29 Park Ter $679,000 35 Locke Ln $1,895,000 176 Locust Ave $729,000 64 Locust Ave $965,000 13 Sold (as of 01/01/12) 4 Park Ter $640,000 8 Valley Cir $700,000 77 Surrey Ave $760,000 33 Plymouth Ave $825,000 310 Sycamore Ave $865,000 226 Amacita Ave $915,000 103 Nelson Ave $975,000 171 Elm Ave $980,000 20 Nelson Ave $1,050,000 183 Locust Ave $1,370,000 23 Fern Ave $1,670,000 170 Locust Ave $1,682,000 27 Locke Ln $2,467,940
Days on Market statistics for Tamalpais and Sycamore Park show that 47 percent of homes sold within 30 days, 29.4 percent sold between 31 and 60 days, 5.9 percent sold between 61 and 90 days, 5.9 percent sold between 91 and 120 days, and 11.8 percent of the homes took over 120 days to sell. For this week's Mill Valley Market Update please click here.
Statistics taken from BARIES MLS and neighborhood information taken from Mill Valley Historical Society’s Twenty-Ninth Annual Walk into History Guide Book.