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Cotati is a small town situated on Highway 101 between Santa Rosa and Petaluma, right in the heart of Sonoma County. Surrounded by the rolling hills and vineyards that characterize the Sonoma wine country, Cotati is a diverse community - energetic and forward thinking, while embracing its agrarian roots and rural heritage.
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The heart of Cotati revolves around the historic La Plaza Park, where annual festivals, events, and celebrations include a Farmers Market, the Cotati Jazz Festival, a yearly Kids' Day Parade, Oktoberfest, and the largest accordion festival in California; and nearby restaurants and pubs are popular with locals, revelers, and college students who attend Sonoma State University in neighboring Rohnert Park. Cotati is also close to many Sonoma County attractions. Award-winning wineries are close at hand, as are the recreational opportunities afforded by the Sonoma Coast, the Russian River, and the numerous parks and open spaces that offer sandy beaches, picnicking and fishing, and trails for hiking and biking.
Residential real estate in Cotati offers a good cross section of homes, from single-family detached residences to condos and manufactured homes. Close to town, cozy little bungalows and modest single-family homes line the quiet streets. Move away just a few blocks toward the outskirts of town, and many of the properties are on larger lots or acreage. Occasionally an undeveloped parcel of land can be found for sale in Cotati, offering the buyer an opportunity to build a custom or prefab home.
Whether you are in the market for a carefree condo, a cottage in town, or a family-friendly home with a large yard, Cotati's convenient location offers an easy commute to other North Bay and Sonoma cities. Come take a look at properties for sale in Cotati.
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Situated about 45 miles from San Francisco and almost directly in between Santa Rosa and Petaluma, Cotati is widely considered to be one of the more desirable small towns to call home in all of Sonoma County. With a population of over 7,000 people, there’s certainly plenty to see and do around the heart of downtown, and Cotati’s hexagonal downtown plaza is just one of two cities in the entire U.S. with this sort of unique layout, with Detroit being the other. Officially, Cotati is actually labeled as the smallest incorporated town in Sonoma County in terms of population, but most people who already live here love that the community has maintained such a high level of charm and character over the years.
The Cotati real estate market is about what you would expect from a small wine country town and there’s hardly ever a shortage of quaint little cottages and bungalows listed near the downtown plaza that can be a terrific entry-level option for buyers with a tight budget. Further outside of town is where you’ll find larger farmhouses or even lots of open land that can act as an intriguing option if you’re looking to build your dream house from the ground up. In recent years, new construction has also picked up a bit here, but vintage homes that have been updated or remodeled are certainly more commonplace than something that was just recently built. While market conditions will always fluctuate, look for most houses for sale in Cotati to start somewhere in the mid-$500,000s, while some of the more expensive homes will typically top out at just over $1 million.
Old Redwood Highway acts as Cotati’s primary commercial thoroughfare, which is where you’ll find the bulk of Cotati’s small businesses, restaurants, bars, and cafes. A number of small city-maintained parks also dot Cotati’s downtown landscape, and Sonoma State University is just a short drive up the street even though its address is technically in Rohnert Park. If you like to golf, the Foxtail Golf Club is also just a short drive away, and of course being in Sonoma County, you’ll also have the luxury of being just minutes from countless wineries and vineyards, which is perfect for any serious wine connoisseur.