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five reasons we love Mill Valley’s most central neighborhood

1. Stroll down the hill to bask in the laid-back California vibes of Tam Junction, where Proof Lab Surf Shop has becoming something of an icon. The ever evolving property houses everything from well-curated retail and boards to a music school and an indoor skate park. Keep an eye out for the Proof Lab beer garden, set to open by 2020.

2. There’s no place quite like the sunny patio of Good Earth Natural Foods, which just may be the most beautiful and environmentally responsible independent grocery on the planet. All-organic selection, a commitment to the non-GMO movement, and an endless amount of pre-made options ... it’s no wonder that this locally owned spot draws patrons from around the Bay. Nearby Cafe Del Soul and Ceceilia’s Gardens also have you covered with a similar commitment to well being.

3. You know you’ve found a good community when the biggest weekend decision is whether to hop over to the pristine coast of Muir Beach, the sandy beaches and snack shacks of Stinson, or the endless trails of Tennessee Valley. Make like a local and fuel up at Shoreline Coffee Shop, Equator, and Coyote Coffee on the way.

4. Perched on a gentle hillside close to Tam Junction, Mill Valley’s easiest commute avoids Miller, Blithedale, and Shoreline. Whether you go by bus, bike, or Tesla ... hopping into SF is a breeze.

5. Get your creative juices flowing at Mill Valley Potter’s Studio. Break a sweat at Roco Dance and Fitness or TJ’s Gym. Finally start that organic garden with the guidance of CNL Native Plant Nursery ... or maybe just grab a sculptural succulent at Green Door Design. Small, local businesses are the heart and soul of Tam Junction and we wouldn’t have it any other way.