Nestled in the foothills of towering Mount Tamalpais, Mill Valley is an intimate community whose beauty is only matched by its rich Marin County history. Mill Valley is home to municipally maintained open-space reserves, parks, and coastal habitats. These areas, along with the Mediterranean climate, allow the residents to enjoy outdoor recreation year round. Wrapping around Lytton Square, the business district offers art galleries, trendy fashion boutiques, open-air coffee shops, and more. Located on 4.8 square miles, Mill Valley lies between Mt. Tamalpais on the west, the city of Tiburon on the east, the City of Corte Madera on the north and the Golden Gate National Recreational Area (GGNRA) on the south. There are two beautiful streams that flow from the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais through Mill Valley to the San Francisco Bay, the Arroyo Corte Madera del Presidio and Cascade Creek. The environmental advocacy on the part of the residents ensures that the nature enveloping the city will thrive for future generations. Mill Valley accommodates a population of about 14,000 residents.