Sonoma, California 

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+7.0% since 2020

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9.3 / 7.2

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Small city / Suburban complex - Northern California, 40 miles north of San Francisco. June, July and September are the most pleasant months in Sonoma, while January and December are the least comfortable months.
State: California
County: Sonoma County
Metro Area: Santa Rosa Metro Area
City: Sonoma
Zip Codes: 95476
Cost of Living: 69.8% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 167 ft above sea level

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Sonoma, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Year-round climate
Nearby coastline
Close to San Francisco
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.


The unemployment rate in Sonoma is 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sonoma jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Sonoma's cost of living is 69.8% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sonoma's Cost of Living

June, July and September are the most pleasant months in Sonoma, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Sonoma county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.5% to 23.0%. More Voting Stats

Sonoma's population is 10,973 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.0%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Sonoma is Real Estate: $900,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.4%.

Sonoma public schools spend $10,006 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.9 students per teacher in Sonoma. More Education

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Housing Market in Sonoma

It's a good time to buy in Sonoma. Home Appreciation is up 17.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sonoma is $900,700.
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Reviews for Sonoma   12 Reviews
quality of life - 7/28/2013
I love Sonoma. Moved here from Texas and I can't wait to live in this small town with country living all around. I hate all the drama and crime in Vallejo. I live in... Read More

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If you like village life, you'll like the town of - 2/7/2011
I have lived in Sonoma for 3 years now. I relocated after a brief stint in Salt Lake City but lived in San Francisco for 30 years before that. If you like small town... Read More

Best Climate & Best Air Quality - 11/5/2010
The best aspects of living in Sonoma County,CA: Air quality is best that one can ask for and there is no severe weather. No hazardous weather driving or walking... Read More

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