Petaluma, California 

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Population

60,210

+6.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

2.8%

Median Income

$80,590

Median Home Price

$693,700

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Best Places to Live in Petaluma, California

Small city / Suburban complex - Northern California, 40 miles north of San Francisco. June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Petaluma, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Petaluma, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Year-round climate
Nearby coastline
Close to San Francisco
Cons
Cost of living and housing
Long crowded commutes
Air quality

What Bert Has To Say About Santa Rosa Metro Area

Santa Rosa, an area of rugged hills and valleys north of San Francisco, is the commercial center of a broad set of suburban communities and small towns making up Sonoma County. Geographically this area is just north of Marin County, the upscale set of San Francisco suburbs, and extends into open and unsettled areas far north of the city. Santa Rosa itself lies along U.S. 101 near the communities of Rohnert Park, home of a California State University campus and some high tech industry, and Petaluma, a growing former agricultural center. Just east across a low mountain range is the wine-growing center of Sonoma, and west the area extends to the rugged Pacific coastline.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: California
County: Sonoma County
Metro Area: Santa Rosa Metro Area
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Petaluma
Zip Codes: 94954 94952
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 167 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Petaluma is 2.8% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Petaluma jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Petaluma's cost of living is 66.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Petaluma's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Sonoma county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Petaluma's population is 60,210 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 30.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Petaluma is Real Estate: $693,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.0%.

SCHOOLS
Petaluma public schools spend $10,006 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.1 students per teacher in Petaluma. More Education



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Housing Market in Petaluma

It's a good time to buy in Petaluma. Home Appreciation is up 4.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Petaluma is $693,700.

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Reviews for Petaluma   14 Reviews
California living at its finest! - 3/28/2021
I’ve lived here a couple of years (after living in others parts of the Bay Area for 15+ years) and I love it! Great neighborhoods, friendly folks, good schools with... Read More

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Very nice town with a real downtown - 9/8/2020
Have lived here for 6 years. Moved from Seattle. Love the charming downtown, nice places to eat, and charming shops in the walking district. The Victorian houses and... Read More

Beautiful Town with Vapid People - 6/18/2020
I give one star for the restaurant quality, and one for the charm of the town, which also has pretty great weather. What a great town it would be if it wasn't for the... Read More


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94954 94952

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