Petaluma

Ideal place to live for those who enjoy spending time outdoors.

Welcome to Petaluma

 

A scenic town in wine country with a culture of live entertainment

Petaluma is a bustling town located in the heart of Sonoma County. The downtown area is full of shops and restaurants, and the Petaluma River flows through the town, providing a beautiful natural backdrop. There are also several parks and green spaces, making Petaluma an ideal place to live for those who enjoy spending time outdoors. In addition, the town is home to many schools and businesses, making it a convenient place to raise a family or commute to work. Whether you are looking for a bustling downtown or a quiet suburban setting, Petaluma has something to offer everyone.

Petaluma is a renowned live entertainment hub that also happens to be the historical center of Southern Sonoma County. The downtown area is bustling with energy. With bars, cafes, and stores, locals have plenty of options on how to spend their time.

What to Love

 
  • A haven for food lovers
  • Nestled between wine country and the ocean
  • Walkable riverside downtown
  • The friendly, laid-back atmosphere

Local Lifestyle

 

Petaluma is known for its charming Victorian homes, quaint shops, and friendly locals. The town has a strong agricultural history and is home to many different farms. The local lifestyle in Petaluma is centered around the outdoors. There are many hiking and biking trails located throughout the town. Just a short drive from San Francisco, Petaluma offers residents the best of both worlds: the quiet beauty of wine country living with the convenience of a major city nearby. The town is also home to a number of unique shops, galleries, breweries, and restaurants, making it the perfect place to spend a day exploring. The locals are friendly and welcoming, fostering a small-town feel. If you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, Petaluma is the perfect place for you. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

 

Petaluma, California is a food lover's paradise. Sax's Joint is a casual spot that specializes in American classics for breakfast and lunch. The pub-like atmosphere is perfect for sharing a meal with friends. For something a little more upscale, Street Social is an excellent choice. The restaurant offers seasonally inspired California cuisine, and the charming patio is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine on a warm evening. Of course, no visit to Petaluma would be complete without sampling the famous Sonoma County wine.

The Block Petaluma is a popular spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. The menu features classic American dishes with a Californian twist. For example, you can get eggs Benedict with avocado or a BLT sandwich with heirloom tomatoes. The coffee is also excellent. Brewsters Beer Garden is a pet-friendly restaurant in the historic downtown Petaluma that serves American comfort food. The menu features fresh, local ingredients and has something for everyone, from burgers and fries to salads and seafood. Brewsters also has a full bar with an extensive selection of craft beer, wine, and cocktails.

Petaluma offers a variety of Antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques. For those looking for a little more activity, Boulevard Lanes Bowling Center is a great option. With 24 lanes, a full-service bar, and a menu of American classics, it is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening.

Things to Do

 

Petaluma, California is a historic community with a variety of activities and events for residents and visitors alike. The Petaluma Music Festival is held annually in May, and attractions include live music, food trucks, and a Kids' Zone. The 4th of July Parade is a Petaluma tradition that dates back to 1858. The procession includes floats, marching bands, classic cars, and more. Butter & Egg Day Parade and Festival is a celebration of Petaluma's agricultural heritage that features a farmer's market, cooking demonstrations, and a petting zoo.

The Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Petaluma hosts a number of events throughout the year, including the Salute to the American Graffiti Car Show and the Battle of the Brews annual craft beer show. 

Schools

 

Petaluma is served by Petaluma City Schools. Petaluma schools rank highly in the state. Petaluma high is rated in the top 500 best public high schools in California.

 

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Overview for Petaluma, CA

60,050 people live in Petaluma, where the median age is 42.8 and the average individual income is $50,664. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,050

Total Population

42.8 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$50,664

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Petaluma, CA

Petaluma has 22,756 households, with an average household size of 2.61. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Petaluma do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 60,050 people call Petaluma home. The population density is 4,165.88 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

60,050

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.8

Median Age

49.91 / 50.09%

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22,756

Total Households

2.61

Average Household Size

$50,664

Average individual Income

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Schools in Petaluma, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Petaluma. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Sonoma Mountain High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
McKinley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Valley Oaks Elementary (Alternative)
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Valley Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Kenilworth Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Valley Oaks High (Alternative)
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Corona Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
St Vincent De Paul Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Petaluma Junior High
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Meadow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
The Spring Hill School
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Miwok Valley Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Carpe Diem High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Mary Collins Charter School at Cherry Valley
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
River Montessori Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Loma Vista Immersion Academy
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
San Antonio High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
La Tercera Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Sonoma Mountain Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
South County Consortium
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Petaluma Accelerated Charter
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
St Vincent De Paul High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available

Around Petaluma, CA

There's plenty to do around Petaluma, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

82
Very Walkable
Walking Score
61
Bikeable
Bike Score
42
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Avinage, Live Oak Farm, and Threads A Boutique.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.95 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.99 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

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