Once known as the egg basket of the world for its poultry industry, today the riverside town of Petaluma is a charming historic gem with an eclectic mix of shops and galleries, a foodie haven, and a gateway to the bountiful delights of Sonoma County.

Surrounded by rolling hills to the east and west, Petaluma (pop. 57,941) nestles on Sonoma County's southern border, just a 45-minute drive straight north on Highway 101 from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Petaluma offers a glimpse into small-town America at the turn of the century. The historical buildings of downtown are home to some of Petaluma’s finest restaurants, which source food from the many ranches and farms in the area. Petaluma has become a destination for foodies—the town is home to organic farms, artisan cheese producers, and an olive oil ranch, as well as interesting culinary festivals.

Once you arrive in Petaluma, there is plenty to see and do, from historic buildings to intriguing antiques and boutiques; nature parks to nightlife; fine wines to handcrafted brews; and down-home eateries to gourmet farm-to-table feasts -and more.



About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Great for retirees
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Parks and playgrounds
Lots of wildlife
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
Updated Nov 27, 2021 10:21:am
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