Boyle Park (Mill Valley Neighborhoods Description)

September 5, 2008

Boyle Park is one of Mill Valley’s most sought-after neighborhoods. It sits on the northern side of E. Blithedale Road in Mill Valley, Marin County, California. As its name suggests, it is named after and surrounds the park that shares its name and serves as its anchor. Boyle Park is truly one of the best parks in Mill Valley, with sports fields, tennis, paths, and other areas for playing (including a toddlers area), picnics, and relaxing. It features the following:

  • Large open grassy area
  • Tennis courts (Passes required)
  • Picnic tables
  • Bench or benches
  • Bathrooms
  • Playground/play structure
  • Creek access
  • Baseball diamond
  • Large open grassy area 
  • BBQ Grill & group picnic areas (reservations required)
  • Dogs permitted – Leash required

Boyle Park is also one of the sunnier parts of Mill Valley, is close to downtown, and just a couple of minutes off HWY 101. Home prices range from about $1 million to $2 million, with exceptional properties selling above that price range. These prices are about average for Mill Valley.

If you have any questions about Boyle Park, Mill Valley, or Marin County, please let me know. My name is Kyle Frazier. I am a broker and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Frank Howard Allen Realtors (the biggest and best firm in Marin County). And it is always my pleasure to be of service. I can be reached at (415) 350-9440.

Marin Real Estate Trends (August 2008)

August 15, 2008

Besides having good air (the best in the country, in fact), excellent schools (click HERE for last month’s Forbes article discussing Marin Schools), a relatively short commute (even the Novato commute to San Francisco will soon be improved further when the HWY 101 widening project is completed in December), lots of dedicated open space, beaches, hiking trails, proximity to Lake Tahoe, and everything else we sometimes take for granted living here, we can also be pleased that we don’t see the wild down-swings in pricing like other parts of the country (click HERE for my recent article on Fundy Markets).

We currently have 748 active listings (down from 772 in July 2008). While Summer is traditionally slower for home sales, buyers continue visiting open houses en mass. Reports of multiple offers continue, especially for aggressively priced Southern Marin homes in good locations and bank owned properties in Novato. 

 

[…click here for the rest of the report courtesy of NorthBayRE.com.]

Marin Real Estate Trends (June 2008)

June 8, 2008

Marin County, California, was the ONLY county in the entire Bay Area to have a year-over-year increase in median price last month (prices were up 5.8%) according to DataQuick which surveys all recorded sales. The numbers for the HWY 101 corridor covered by this update are pretty amazing–the average price for single family homes sold in May 2008 was $1.493 million and if you exclude Novato that number increases to $1.647 million. We currently have 815 active listings (down from 881 in May 2008). This time of year historically sees an up-tick in listings as families leave town for vacations, etc. Yet, buyers are visiting open houses in droves. Reports of multiple offers continue.

[ … click here for the complete report courtesy of NorthBayRE.com].