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Tucked into the hills of Sonoma County is a place still untouched by the hustle and bustle of its San Francisco Bay Area neighbors. . In this carefully preserved corner of Northern California, time moves to a more gentle rhythm and the quality of life is as authentic as the flavors produced by its many vineyards. From the citrus-scented air to picture-perfect views, this is wine country in its purest form.
Cotati has long been considered the "Hub" of Sonoma County, by virtue of its central location, and its distinct and historic hexagonal plaza. Surrounded by beautiful vistas of hills, vineyards, majestic oaks and redwoods, Cotati offers all the benefits of living in a small city, with the cultural advantages of being located near major urban centers and a highly acclaimed state university.
When you long for small town charm, come to Healdsburg. Envision a town with the best qualities of turn-of-the century America, yet with the ambiance of a European countryside. Tucked between three lush valleys and surrounded by over 60 wineries, Healdsburg is nestled in the heart of the wine country. We're only 65 miles north of San Francisco on Hwy. 101.
Petaluma is easy to find, straight up Highway 101, 32 miles north of San Francisco. We are the portal to Sonoma County, making Petaluma an ideal base for excursions to the Wine Country, the dramatic Sonoma Coast and the majestic redwood groves. Or stay in affordable accommodations in Petaluma and drive south across the Golden Gate Bridge for sightseeing in San Francisco.
Rohnert Park is exactly halfway between the attractive vintage river town of Petaluma and the county seat of Santa Rosa. This location places the city in the middle of a 16-mile area of the largest population and retail corridor in the county. Thoughtfully designed for families, Rohnert Park has tree-lined streets and attractive neighborhoods connected by bike and walking trails. Each neighborhood is designed around a park and elementary school. Farms and grazing land surround the city.
Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, you'll find a vibrant city overflowing with all you love about California. Welcome to Santa Rosa, where everything comes together. Wine country and farm country, redwood forests and rivers, lakes and ocean. And in the center, our charming, thriving downtown, lined with intriguing shops and restaurants that delight casual diners and epicureans alike.
Is about a 20-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, between Santa Rosa and Bodega Bay, and is known for its liberal politics and small-town charm. It was once primarily a plum and apple growing region; wine grapes, however, are now predominant. World-famous horticulturist Luther Burbank had gardens in this fertile region. The city hosts an annual Apple Blossom Festival and Gravenstein Apple Fair.
Located in the heart of one of the world's premier wine producing regions, Sonoma is a working town with about 9,500 residents and a rich cultural heritage. The adjacent scenic hills and agricultural valley provide a setting of unparalleled natural beauty. The San Francisco de Solano mission and other historic buildings that surround the central Plaza complement the area's viticultural prominence and visual beauty to make Sonoma a distinctive and successful tourism destination.
The Town of Windsor is a family-oriented community with an exceptional quality of life. The Town of Windsor offers a wide variety of services and recreational opportunities, well-planned business areas, and a historical downtown.