Comprising over 35 towns and cities, Sonoma County is the largest wine producing region in the United States. It boasts more American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) and wineries than any other region in the US, besting even its wine country neighbors, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.
Sonoma is more than just a grape-growing region. Ranked 8th in agricultural production throughout the United States, the county also has extensive hop, prune, and apple production, as well as significant dairy and poultry industries.
With the residents’ commitment to grow and preserve the area’s vast open spaces, Sonoma County is a great place for those who want to live an active lifestyle amid the tranquility and charm of the countryside. While largely agricultural, the area also boasts sophisticated amenities and attractions, including some of the best restaurants in the region.
Real estate in Sonoma County
Just like most other communities in the area, Sonoma County is a seller’s market. Homes here generally sell at their listing prices, and on average, stay on the market for only 60 days.
In August, 2022, the median home price was $849,000, an increase of 13.2% from the previous year. However, there’s a wide range of prices and sizes to match the preferences of various buyers – from multimillion dollar farms and estates with over 100 acres to more standard sized homes with expansive yards, and everything in between.
Ranch style homes dominate the market, but you will also find quite a few Mediterranean, cottage, and cabin style homes.
Top attractions and activities
Wine tasting rooms and restaurants
As expected, Sonoma County boasts numerous wine tasting rooms where you can sample some of the best wines in the region. Live entertainment and food pairings are also offered in many establishments.
Sonoma County offers a wealth of outdoor activities, including wine country bike tours, canoeing, camping, hiking, fishing, and more. The county has 11 state parks and over 50 regional parks, many of which are breathtaking redwood forests with activities such as ziplining, hiking, camping, and horseback riding.
Located in Santa Rosa, Safari West is a wildlife sanctuary covering 400 acres. Visitors can enjoy open air jeep tours throughout the park and see its animal residents roaming freely in the open. Glamping and outdoor dining are also offered.
Find the perfect home for you and your family in Sonoma County
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