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The wine industry has a long history in Glen Ellen, a small town that is located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley - which locals often refer to as the Valley of the Moon. Glen Ellen had its beginnings in the mid-1800s when Charles Stuart built a home and established a 1000-acre vineyard on property that he named Glen Ellen, after his wife. As a town grew around the vineyard, the town came to be known as Glen Ellen as well. Stuart later changed the name of his property and vineyards to Glen Oaks, as it is still known today.
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Just a few miles northwest of the city of Sonoma, Glen Ellen is perfectly located for work and play. Surrounded by wooded hillsides, open spaces, and vineyards, Glen Ellen is home to the Jack London State Historic Park, Quarryhill Botanical Garden, and the Sonoma Valley Regional Park - a year-round park with picnic areas and trails for biking, horseback riding and hiking. Golfers will appreciate the proximity of the Sonoma Golf Club and the Bennett Valley Golf Course. Commuters will find that Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, and Petaluma, as well as Highway 101, which links the North Bay counties with San Francisco, are just a few miles to the west.
While there are a few multi-family homes dotting the Glen Ellen area, most residences in Glen Ellen are detached single-family homes, farm houses, or ranch homes, ranging from typical mid-century houses to elegant estates located on acreage. Glen Ellen also has the first live/work project to be developed in Sonoma County in the historic Hotel Chauvet. In 2005, after a series of stops and starts, work began on the renovation of the landmark hotel. Today it is a fully restored six-unit condominium building that is currently being used as a luxury vacation condo rental property.
Glen Ellen is in the heart of Sonoma's wine country, and as a result real estate tends to be a bit pricy, although every once in a while a bargain can be found. If you are looking for a home for sale or land on which you can build your own home in a beautiful corner of Sonoma County watch for homes, ranches, and property for sale in Glen Ellen CA.
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Glen Ellen is a census-designated place that’s situated right in the heart of The Valley of the Moon, and only about 14 miles southeast of Santa Rosa—Sonoma County’s county seat. Recent population statistics have right around 800 people calling Glen Ellen home, but it’s also a place that many people visit each and every year thanks to the abundance of wine tasting opportunities at the various tasting rooms and wineries that fill out the area landscape. In addition, the Sonoma Valley Regional Park also sits just off Glen Ellen’s eastern border, further adding to the community’s spectacular natural landscape and quiet country setting that helps make living here so desirable.
Glen Ellen is where you’ll find some of Sonoma County’s most impressive homes, ones that feature swimming pools, incredible views, lots of space, and a price tag that might make your jaw drop. But if there’s one thing about many of Glen Ellen’s most impressive homes for sale, it’s that each is truly worth every single penny you’ll wind up paying. On the high side, look for Glen Ellen ranches and vineyard estates to creep up into the $3 to $4 million price range, while cozy cottages and bungalows closer to downtown Glen Ellen usually start somewhere in the low to mid $500,000s.