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Located along the junction of US Highway 101 and State Route 128, at the head of the famed Alexander Valley, Cloverdale is the northernmost city in Sonoma County. Only 85 miles from San Francisco, and surrounded by the rolling hills and vineyards of Sonoma's wine country, Cloverdale is a fast growing city with a friendly, small town personality.
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Originally a lumber town, as were many of the locales in the more westerly reaches of Sonoma County, Cloverdale has evolved into a dynamic community with an easygoing charm. Cloverdale's great climate, with mild winters and warm summers, keeps the calendar full year round with a host of annual events that include free summer music festivals and farmers markets in the Downtown Plaza, the annual Cloverdale Citrus Fair, and an Old Time Fiddle Festival. Another popular event is the Cloverdale Street Celebration and Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, which kicks off with street cruising and a sock hop and winds up with a display of restored autos and bikes.
Homes and property in Cloverdale come in a variety of styles and sizes, ranging from gracious wine country estates on acreage to historic Queen Anne and Gothic Revival homes in the heart of town. Some Cloverdale properties feature Russian River frontage or have hillside perches that afford lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Cloverdale is also home to Clover Springs, an active adult community that was built on the site of the historic Moulton Hill Winery and still maintains some of the original features of the old winery.
Real estate in Cloverdale CA is relatively affordable as far as property in Sonoma's wine country is concerned. Whether you are looking for a classic Victorian in town or a ranch on property where you can plant your own vineyards, consider taking a look at homes and property for sale in Cloverdale.
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Once named one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns,” it’s hard to make an argument against making a move to such a lovely Sonoma County community. Filled with charm, character, and a burgeoning arts and culture scene, Cloverdale sits right in the middle of the scenic Alexander Valley wine region, which often feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of nearby San Francisco. Like so many Sonoma County cities and towns, Cloverdale is almost entirely surrounded by rolling hills, thick forests, and sprawling and expansive vineyards as far as the eye can see. Plenty of outdoor recreational amenities help compliment the local lifestyle in Cloverdale and the mild winters and warm summers also make this a very desirable place to call home, regardless of season.
While the historic downtown does a great job of attracting area home buyers, the Cloverdale real estate market also presents plenty of attractive and desirable options to consider at any given time, which also doesn’t hurt its appeal. For the Sonoma County home buyer who appreciates newer construction, there’s certainly more opportunities at finding a newly built residence than in many other smaller communities and towns that might surround the Cloverdale area. Additonally, most homes for sale in Cloverdale also have more of a traditional look and feel on the exterior as well, and you won’t find quite as many cabins or cottages here either, helping make it a great spot for anyone who needs plenty of extra living space. As for home prices, look for most entry level houses in Cloverdale to start somewhere near the low $400,000s, while most of the larger, more expensive options will top out somewhere in the $800,000 to $1.3 million price range.
Cloverdale has the quintessential small town ambiance, so of course its downtown is filled with plenty of little shops, restaurants, cafes, and other locally-owned businesses that give local home owners everything they’ll need once moving to the area. Highway 101 also runs right alongside Cloverdale’s eastern edge, which makes traveling to other parts of Sonoma County or even all the way down into San Francisco fairly quick and easy on most days. Other local amenities and attractions in or around Cloverdale include the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds, several prominent vineyards and wineries, and of course NorCal Skydiving, which has long been one of the best places in the Bay Area to safely jump out of an airplane for fun.