Petaluma Homes For Sale

Just an hour north of San Francisco, you'll discover picturesque Petaluma. Nestled on the Petaluma River between rolling farmlands and the rugged coast, Petaluma melds Hometown USA with sophisticated Wine Country style.

The history and events that shaped the West and California are reflected in Petaluma’s landmarks and historic attractions. Rich in authenticity, Petaluma’s heritage can be traced through Native American tribes, Mexican settlements, the discovery of gold, railroad expansion, and the San Francisco earthquake. Chartered in 1858, Petaluma is one of California’s oldest cities, and walking through Petaluma’s downtown is like turning a corner into California’s storied past. The city’s riverfront location made it a bustling destination during the mid-19th century Gold Rush when the river carried produce, poultry, and dairy products from this fertile valley to the rapidly exploding populations of San Francisco and Oakland.

Spared much of the destruction of the 1906 earthquake, Petaluma boasts buildings whose foundations were laid a century-and-a-half ago and whose facades are some of the best examples of iron front building architecture in the entire United States.

While Petaluma embraces its past, it's an evolving community, constantly offering new lodging, dining, and recreational opportunities.