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Sonoma County

Welcome to Sonoma County

People are drawn to Sonoma for its deeply rooted culture celebrating food and wine, charming communities, natural beauty, and slower pace of life. The county features a rugged, remote coastline of beaches, bays, and jagged cliffs, a lovely river valley winding through old growth redwoods, and fertile rolling hills and inland valleys. The county balances charming, small towns and villages with larger urban centers.

With its warm climate and ample sunshine, Sonoma County has an abundant agricultural industry, with dairies, farms, and ranches raising several crops. Clover Stornetta is known for Dairy, McEvoy Ranch for olive oil, and the Sebastopol area for apples. You cannot think about Sonoma without mentioning its best known crop: the wine grape. The state’s oldest winemakers are in Sonoma, including Buena Vista, which began in the 1850s and is the oldest commercial winery, and Gundlach-Bundschu, the oldest family owned winery. The Sonoma wine region comprises 16 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs or appellations) with more than 400 wineries growing 66 varieties of grape.

In addition to healthy agriculture, Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, and Petaluma are experiencing growth in the tech, health care, and tourist industries. The economy is strong, and quality of life is high. Residents have several options for work—and for play.

Whether you’re hiking the bluffs of Gualala, combing the sandy beaches of Bodega Bay, meandering along the shady shore of the Russian River, investigating the eight-acre historic Town Plaza in Sonoma, or climbing the hills in Jack London State Park, outdoor activities of all kinds are available.

Lay of the land

Sonoma County is perched above Marin County and shares a border with Napa County, its wine country neighbor to the east. Two mountain ranges run through the county, the Sonoma and the Mayacamas Mountains. Highway 101 creates a corridor connecting many of the towns and regions. Petaluma anchors the southern, more industrial region, while Santa Rosa fills the center, with Cloverdale rounding out the north. The sleepier city of Sonoma sits in the southeastern area.

Sonoma County covers 1,575 square miles. It is the largest Bay Area county and has a population of 500,292 (according to the U.S. Census’ 2014 estimate), making it the fourth smallest population in the area. Like many of its neighboring counties, a smaller population in a larger area creates an environment full of open space. Santa Rosa, with a population of 171,190 (according to the 2013 U.S. Census estimate), is the largest city in the North Bay, and is the county seat.

Getting around

Sonoma has a series of highways running through the county (1, 12, 101, 121, and 128), although Highway 101 is the main artery. Sonoma County Transit buses move residents within the county. Golden Gate Transit provides bus routes to Marin and San Francisco. The SMART train and pathway project is under construction and will connect Sonoma and Marin County from Cloverdale to Larkspur. Phase 1 is slated for completion in late 2016.

Local highlights

Sonoma County’s award-winning schools serve approximately 71,000 students in 181 public schools among a variety of 40 school districts, from the rural Kashia school district with only 11 students to Santa Rosa City High’s 11,000 students. A variety of Catholic, parochial, secular, and other independent schools offer K-12 instruction in the county as well.

For higher education, Santa Rosa Junior College is the tenth oldest junior college in California. Sonoma State University, part of the California State system, is located outside of Rohnert Park.

The county played a role in early statehood, and with nearly 70 spots listed on the National Register of Historic Places, history enthusiasts have plenty of places to explore, including: General Vallejo’s Estate, Sonoma Plaza, Petaluma’s Historic Commercial District, the Petaluma Adobe, Jack London Ranch, Duncan’s Landing, and Fort Ross.

For sports enthusiasts, Sonoma has its own baseball team, the Sonoma Stompers. The greater Bay Area has plenty of professional teams to root for as well.

Live music options include the larger Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, the Green Music Center at Sonoma State in Rohnert Park, or, for a more intimate setting, the historic Phoenix Theatre in Petaluma.

Sea Ranch and Bodega Bay are popular for family getaways. For therapeutic hot springs, Boyes Hot Springs or Sonoma Mission Inn are popular options. The county is also dotted with wonderful small boutique bed and breakfasts and inns as well as larger full service resorts, too many to name here.

Other local highlights for family fun include the following: auto racing at Sonoma Raceway; trains, a petting zoo, and carnival rides at Train Town in Sonoma; wild animals and tent camping at Safari West in Santa Rosa; and ice skating at Snoopy’s Home Ice, named for local Charles Schulz, the creator of Peanuts.

The great outdoors

Balloon rides over the Sonoma Valley are popular in nice weather for the early risers.

The Russian River offers opportunities for paddle boarding, canoeing, and tubing along the slow moving river under the redwood trees.

If you’re an avid hiker or runner, trails abound in Sonoma. Gentle hiking is available at Sonoma Valley Park in Glen Ellen, Gualala Point in Sea Ranch, and Riverfront Park in Healdsburg. For more of a challenge, check out historic Jack London State Park in Glen Ellen, Helen Putnam Park in Petaluma, Shiloh Ranch Park in Windsor, and Hood Mountain Park in Santa Rosa.

Mountain bikers are welcome to ride on trails in some of the parks mentioned above, as well as in Spring Lake Park, Annadel State Park, Helen Putnam Park, and Shiloh Ranch.

Several options are out there for campers, from Doran Beach and Westside Park in Bodega Bay and Gualala Point in Sea Ranch, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Kenwood, Schoolhouse Canyon Park in Guerneville, and Spring Lake Park in Santa Rosa.

Cities Located in Sonoma County

  •  Annapolis
  •  Bodega
  •  Bodega Bay
  •  Camp Meeker
  •  Cazadero
  •  Cloverdale
  •  Cotati
  •  Duncans Mills
  •  Forestville
  •  Geyserville
  •  Glen Ellen
  •  Graton
  •  Guerneville
  •  Healdsburg
  •  Jenner
  •  Kenwood
  •  Monte Rio
  •  Occidental
  •  Penngrove
  •  Petaluma
  •  Rohnert Park
  •  Santa Rosa
  •  Sebastopol
  •  Sonoma
  •  Stewarts Point
  •  The Sea Ranch
  •  Valley Ford
  •  Villa Grande
  •  Windsor

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  1. Photo of 112 Temelec Circle, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21726519)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,408 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21726519
  2. Photo of 4880 Warm Springs Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 (MLS # 21726383)
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    5 beds,  4 baths
    lot 17,859 sqft
    Listing provided by , St. Helena Real Estate
    MLS 21726383
  3. 3 beds,  2 baths
    2,200 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Levy & Co.
    MLS 21726471
  4. Photo of 1290 Pickett Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725947)
    22
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,806 sqft   lot 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21725947
  5. Photo of 649 1st Street #15, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725966)
    27
    2 beds,  3 baths
    2,070 sqft   lot 2,178 sqft
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21725966
  6. Photo of 18016 Stanford Court, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725156)
    50
    2 beds,  3 baths
    2,002 sqft   lot 1,742 sqft
    Listing provided by , Broker Tech, Inc.
    MLS 21725156
  7. Photo of 300 EAST  WATMAUGH Road, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21724727)
    44
    2 beds,  3 baths
    1,621 sqft  
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley
    MLS 21724727
  8. Photo of 19209 Najm Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725933)
    50
    3 beds,  2 baths
    2,106 sqft   lot 4.04 ac
    Listing provided by , Keller Williams San Francisco
    MLS 21725933
  9. Photo of 19209 19211 Najm Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 464759)
    62
    5 beds,  4 baths
    2,106 sqft   lot 4.04 ac
    Listing provided by , Keller Williams San Francisco
    MLS 464759
  10. Photo of Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21726020)
    45
    4 beds,  4 baths
    lot 27,007 sqft
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21726020
  11. Photo of 15398 Marty Drive, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 (MLS # 21725922)
    28
    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,378 sqft   lot 23,086 sqft
    Listing provided by , Artisan Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21725922
  12. Photo of 950 Arguello Court, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 464690)
    21
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,392 sqft   lot 7,841 sqft
    Listing provided by , Century 21 Real Estate Alliance
    MLS 464690
  13. Photo of 13823 Williams Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 (MLS # 21725498)
    45
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,322 sqft   lot 13,068 sqft
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21725498
  14. Photo of 172 Temelec Circle, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21726380)
    23
    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,140 sqft   lot 5,662 sqft
    Listing provided by , Vanguard Properties
    MLS 21726380
  15. Photo of 137 Fairview Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725977)
    19
    2 beds,  1 bath
    832 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21725977
  16. Photo of 950 Arguello Court, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725385)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,392 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by , Century 21 Real Estate Alliance
    MLS 21725385
  17. Photo of 476 Arbor Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725448)
    22
    4 beds,  2 baths
    lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , CENTURY 21 Wine Country
    MLS 21725448
  18. Photo of 453 Patten Street, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725162)
    15
    2 beds,  1 bath
    1,208 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21725162
  19. Photo of 4585 Trinity Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442 (MLS # 21725197)
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    2 beds,  1 bath
    1,420 sqft   lot 30,056 sqft
    Listing provided by , CENTURY 21 Wine Country
    MLS 21725197
  20. Photo of 106 Agua Caliente West Road, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21726003)
    13
    2 beds,  1 bath
    886 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Listing provided by , Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate/Wine Country Group
    MLS 21726003
  21. Photo of 407 Arroyo Road, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21725019)
    22
    2 beds,  2 baths
    987 sqft   lot 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21725019
  22. Photo of 17420 Keaton Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21724978)
    27
    4 beds,  3 baths
    2,477 sqft   lot 17,859 sqft
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21724978
  23. Photo of 492 La Quinta Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21724524)
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    2 beds,  2 baths
    2,058 sqft   lot 8,276 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Union International
    MLS 21724524
  24. Photo of 730 Oak Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21724510)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,642 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Coldwell Banker B of V
    MLS 21724510
  25. Photo of 18091 Comstock Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21723894)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,398 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by , Century 21 M&M and Associates
    MLS 21723894
  26. Photo of 212 Todd Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21723875)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,134 sqft   lot 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by , Alain Pinel Realtors
    MLS 21723875
  27. Photo of 19334 Spring Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21722833)
    25
    2 beds,  2 baths
    2,108 sqft   lot 1.40 ac
    Listing provided by , Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21722833
  28. Photo of 181 St James Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21724528)
    30
    2 beds,  2 baths
    1,273 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by , Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate/Wine Country Group
    MLS 21724528
  29. Photo of 193 Piper Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21722973)
    44
    3 beds,  3 baths
    1,865 sqft   lot 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by , CENTURY 21 Wine Country
    MLS 21722973
  30. Photo of 1267 Mission Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476 (MLS # 21721727)
    33
    3 beds,  2 baths
    1,494 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by , Pacific Capital Brokers Inc.
    MLS 21721727
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