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Located just north of Marin County, with the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Napa Valley to the east, Sonoma is a county of contrast. Rugged coastline, towering redwood forests, rolling hills, and vineyard-covered valleys make Sonoma County beautiful; and world-class dining and award-winning wineries give it that special Wine Country panache, Sonoma style.
Read more about Sonoma County real estate below.
With distinct regions that include the Sonoma Coast and several inland valleys, Sonoma County’s topography, as well as its climate, is diverse and offers something that is sure to please just about everyone. Wet, mild winters characterize the entire region; but the summertime brings variety. Northern Sonoma County, which includes Cloverdale and Healdsburg, tends to be warm and sunny; while the coastal towns of Bodega Bay, Jenner, and Sea Ranch are typically cool and foggy.
In the southeastern portion of the county, pleasantly warm daytime temperatures and comfortable nights make the Sonoma Valley towns that are strung along the Sonoma Highway from the outskirts of Santa Rosa to the city of Sonoma popular with residents, visitors, and the vintners who operate the scores of wineries and vineyards that define the area.
Only 30 miles north of San Francisco, Sonoma County is favored with an enviable quality of life. In addition to Sonoma’s reputation as a world class wine producing region, Sonoma’s pleasant climate sets the scene for all types of outdoor activity, including golf, biking, hiking, kayaking, and even hot air ballooning. Every town seems to have a farmer’s market, and the county has a very full events calendar that includes community festivals, wine seminars, and a plethora of food and wine tasting/pairing affairs.
Real estate in Sonoma County comes in many shapes and sizes. Sonoma’s architecture bears witness to the region’s rich history, with many buildings being on the National Register of Historic Places and/or designated as being a California Landmark. From the Mid-century Modern aesthetics of homes in Sea Ranch, which is located along the Sonoma Coast, to the classic Victorian, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival style homes in Santa Rosa, Glen Ellen, Cloverdale, and Petaluma, to contemporary, custom-designed homes in the countryside around Healdsburg or the hills west of Sebastopol, housing in Sonoma is as interesting and diverse as the countryside.
Whether you are looking for a contemporary condominium in the heart of the city, a Mid-century Modern home along the coast, a horse-friendly ranch, or an estate surrounded by vineyards you have a good chance of finding the home of your dreams in Sonoma County.
Contact us for help with your search for a home for sale in the Sonoma wine country, or assistance in selling your Sonoma County home. A member of our Wine Country Real Estate Team would welcome the opportunity to assist you.