Good neighbors and even better friends await you in Sonoma County

Those of us who live in beautiful Sonoma County, California, feel fortunate and proud to call it our home. Nestled amongst rolling hills and the adventurous coast are countless vineyards, peaceful lakes and towering redwoods. Living here, there is never a dull moment. We boast a wide range of available activities, including world-class concerts and live music events, year round tennis, golfing (including some award-winning courses) and biking, deep sea fishing out of Bodega Bay, boating on Lake Sonoma, and Russian River rafting.

Our County Fair is known for its magnificent flower show, rodeo and horse racing, while the south-east part of the county lays claim to NASCAR racing at popular Infineon Raceway. Residents and visitors also enjoy hiking, hot air ballooning, wind surfing and water skiing as well as harvest and seasonal celebrations, many wine, music and food festivals and much, much more. We are the home of Telecom Valley, yet our countryside is decorated with picturesque cottages and vintage bungalows, wineries and estates, farms and ranches and beautiful parks.

We take pride in our many excellent learning institutions such as Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College (a nationally ranked ‘best buy’ in education and a feeder school to the University of California) and many smaller colleges and institutes. Only an hour away from the Golden Gate and all that the magical city of San Francisco has to offer, Sonoma County provides many nearby art and cultural events of our own and will soon have the Green Center, being called the Tanglewood of the West Coast.

Sonoma County has a strong and diverse economy. We have a broad range of retirement communities and top medical facilities. We have creative, well-educated and innovative residents with a flair for art and music, all of whom proudly support our local businesses, cottage industries, farms and wineries. But best of all, we are good neighbors and even better friends who enjoy celebrating life. We are Sonoma County and somewhere, you can be sure, your perfect home awaits you, and we will be ready to welcome you home.

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Here are links for more information on Sonoma County’s various cities and regions:

Sonoma County

Sonoma County Official Website

Sonoma County Information and Tourism

Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County Parks

Sonoma County Wineries

Things To Do in Sonoma County

Restaurants & Dining

Lodging, Camping, RVs

Sonoma County Education

Sonoma County Office of Education

Sonoma State University

Santa Rosa Junior College


City of Sebastopol/Chamber of Commerce

Sebastopol City Schools

Santa Rosa

City of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce

Santa Rosa Visitors Center

Santa Rosa City Schools

Bodega Bay

City of Bodega Bay/Chamber of Commerce

Bodega Bay & the Coast

Rohnert Park-Cotati

City of Rohnert Park

Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce

Cotati City Schools

Green Music Center


City of Petaluma

Petaluma Chamber of Commerce

Petaluma City Schools

Guerneville and Russian River Area


Russian River Activities

Russian River Area/Chamber of Commerce


City of Windsor

Windsor Chamber of Commerce



City of Healdsburg

Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce


City of Sonoma

Sonoma Chamber of Commerce


City of Cloverdale/Chamber of Commerce

Photos by  Stephen Altschuler: “Oak Country”, “Deva Oaks”, “Bodega Bay Pier”, “Rolling Hills”, “Red Barn”, “Rough Ocean Blue”, and “Redwoods and Rhododendrons”.  Stephen is the author of The Mindful Hiker: Where the sole meets the soul.  Go to for a retreat on the web where you can heighten your awareness and consciousness of nature – both your own and the world around you.

Photos by Ruth Toledo Altschuler: “Deva Oaks” (PhotoShop), “Horizon”, and “Spring Lake”.