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Located on the scenic Bohemian Highway, a 10-mile stretch of roadway that connects the western Sonoma County towns of Monte Rio, Occidental, and Freestone, Monte Rio is a small town with a big reputation as a vacation destination. A pleasant climate with warm summers and sunny skies, along with its location on the Russian River, keeps Monte Rio as popular today as it was in the 1920s, when San Franciscans would flock to the area to enjoy the scenic river and surrounding redwood forests.
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A mecca for artists and innovative thinkers, as well as sports and nature enthusiasts, Monte Rio is home to Bohemian Grove, a well-known, sometimes controversial, very exclusive, private campground owned by a San Francisco men's club. One doesn't, however, need to be a member of the Bohemian Club to enjoy the pleasures offered by Monte Rio. Fishing and swimming, kayaking and canoeing, and hiking and biking trails are all within a few minutes walk or drive of Monte Rio; and a full calendar of events from sophisticated wine tasting galas to the down-home 4th of July Firemen's BBQ and Fireworks at Monte Rio Beach keeps visitors and residents entertained year-round.
In addition to its itinerant population of vacationers and day-trippers, Monte Rio has a small, permanent residential community of retirees, local workers, and city commuters who enjoy a quiet, rural lifestyle. Homes in Monte Rio are an eclectic assortment of era and architectural style, ranging from bungalows and cottages built during the early 1900s to mid-century and contemporary homes. Some homes in Monte Rio have river frontage; while other Monte Rio homes are nestled into towering redwoods forests.
Real estate in Monte Rio tends to be relatively affordable, whether you are interested in a fixer or turnkey home. Only 10 miles from Jenner and the Sonoma Coast, and 20 miles from the main commuter drag of Highway 101 and Santa Rosa, Monte Rio is a viable choice if you enjoy a rural lifestyle and outdoor activity but must work in the big city to make a living.
If you are interested in Russian River property, a home in the redwoods, or buying or selling a home in Monte Rio CA, or would like to know more about residential real estate in Sonoma or Napa County, contact the Wine Country Modern Real Estate Team.
With a slogan like “Vacation Wonderland,” it’s hard not to be intrigued about what the small little town of Monte Rio, California has to offer potential Sonoma County home buyers. Situated along the banks of the scenic Russian River, Monte Rio was jumpin’ back 1930s and ‘40s when tourists would travel to the area to hear Big Bands from all over play in the town’s numerous outdoor pavilions. Today, tourism is still a vital part of the local economy, although most people visiting Monte Rio now are much more interested in all amazing outdoor amenities and local wineries that continue to define Sonoma County and much of the surrounding region. It’s estimated that just over 1,150 people call Monte Rio home, making it just big enough to provide a few shopping and dining options around downtown, and even a local movie theatre that’s housed inside World War ll era Quonset hut.