Welcome to Petaluma
Quaint river town with a thriving dining scene and top-tier conveniences
Situated about 44 miles north of San Francisco, Petaluma is a quiet yet lively suburb. An eclectic spread of neighborhoods offers prospective buyers both established and newer homes. Craftsman, ranch-style, Spanish-style, and two-story single-family properties are common designs in this idyllic city. Currently, 60,767 individuals reside here. Locals are fond of Petaluma for its many conveniences and amenities — including outstanding public schools, highly-rated restaurants, fun events, and beautifully-maintained landscape. Historic Downtown Petaluma, the scenic riverfront, and ample green spaces further enhance this city's appeal.
Residential areas are diverse and peaceful. Roads are tree-lined and serene, making this a perfect locale for those who want to escape the busyness of city life. Shifting to commercial districts, Historic Downtown Petaluma delivers a quintessential small-town experience. When strolling along East Washington Street, Petaluma Boulevard, or any of the other nearby roads, there are numerous places to visit. This includes Petaluma’s world-class selection of restaurants. Sample the exceptional food and beverage items at places such as Della Fattoria, Cucina Paradiso, Brewsters Beer Garden, Sugo Trattoria, Tea Room Cafe, The Shuckery, Central Market, Wild Goat Bistro, and Wicked Slush. Make plans to check out the many shops in Historic Downtown, including the Petaluma Market, Riverfront Art Gallery, and Thrifty Hippy Thrift Store. Close by, locals can access major retailers and groceries, so you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. The Petaluma Village Premium Outlets is an excellent place to browse inventory from upscale retailers such as Saks OFF 5th, Brooks Brothers, and Adidas.
Around town, be sure to attend not-to-miss events throughout the year. Residents always mark their calendars for the annual Veterans Day Parade, Fall Antique Faire, Santa Riverboat Arrival, and the Butters & Eggs Day Parade. Those residing in Petaluma can also spend time at nearby parks and green spaces. Favorites include Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park, Lucchesi Park, Shollenberger Park, Petaluma Golf & Country Club, the Lynch Creek Trail (which runs along the riverfront), and Rocky Memorial Dog Park.
Petaluma is also known for its exceptional public schools. One area school (Petaluma Accelerated Charter) maintains a perfect 10/10 rating on GreatSchools.org.