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Lucas Valley

Lucas Valley is a wonderful place to live. The residents have done much to keep the natural beauty of the valley intact. You can look west, north, or south largely from the homes here and all you will see is rolling hills with trees. To the south of the valley is Sleepy Hollow Open Space Preserve, to the west is the Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve, to the north Lucas Valley Home Owner Associations owns most of the area neighboring theses homes beyond this is the Ignacio Valley Open Space Preserve and to the North-North East is the Marinwood  Open Space.

There are a number of neighborhoods making up Lucas Valley depending on who you ask. Certainly Upper Lucas Valley, The Berry Patch/Lower Lucas Valley, and Lucas Valley Estates.  Marinwood and Mont Marin are in the valley when you look at it from the air, but most folks consider these separate neighborhoods. If you Google Lucas Valley it most often shows up hyphenated alongside Marinwood, Lucas Valley-Marinwood. 

Upper Lucas Valley consisting of the homes between Mount Lassen on the East and shy Bridgegate on the West are part of a Lucas Valley Homeowners Association. There are quarterly dues of $160 (as of 10/2014) and these include use of the pool and tennis courts.http://www.lvha.org/community/pool-01.htm The homeowners association produces a monthly paper (Valley Vibration) which is worth looking at if you are considering buying here.

Lucas Valley tends to draw a large crowd of young professionals, with kids, to it partly because of our schools but also they become disenchanted with what their money buys square footage wise in Southern Marin. My open houses always have couples who come through, often from San Francisco, who started their search in Southern Marin. We get a fair amount of new folks in their senior years as well who love the natural surroundings and the single level Eichlers.

Demographics for Luca Valley City-Data.com http://www.city-data.com/city/Lucas-Valley-Marinwood-California.html

Lucas Valley, like Marinwood, Mont Marin, and Terra Linda are all part of the Dixie School District. The Dixie School District is a high scoring district, with API scores running in the high 800’s to mid 900′s. The school district is made up of three elementary schools;Vallecito in Terra Linda, Dixie in Lucas Valley, Mary E Silveira in Marinwood, and one junior high Miller Creek in Marinwood. Lucas Valley currently is assigned to Dixie. 

These schools filter into Terra Linda High School which is in the San Rafael School District (as of October of 2013).

Dixie Elementary School's Academic Performance Index per the CA Department of Education 10/31/2013 is 942. In 2014 Dixie Elementary was awarded with a Distinguished School Award. Dixie School CA Dept. of Ed

Miller Creek's Academic Performance Index per the CA Dept. of Ed. is 910 as of 10/31/2013
Miller Creek CA Dept. of Ed. Snap Shot

The drive time to San Francisco’s financial district during non commute hours is 35-45 minutes and 55 minutes to an hour and five minutes during commute hours, depending on where you are in the valley, per INRIX app.

Lucas Valley is a wonderful place to live. The residents have done much to keep the natural beauty of the valley intact. You can look west, north, or south largely from the homes here and all you will see is rolling hills with trees. 

Neighborhoods That Make Up Lucas Valley:

Upper Lucas Valley
The Berry Patch/Lower Lucas Valley
Lucas Valley Estates

Adjacent Areas:

Marinwood
Mont Marin