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Our Community

Located just 45 minutes from San Francisco, the beautiful, 17-mile Sonoma Valley is a destination sought by visitors from around the world for its wine, food, culture, and scenery, and a community loved by residents for its charm and vitality.

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The Sonoma Valley is not only a great place to visit, but also a great place to live and work.  To learn more about living in the area, visit Sonomanews.com.  If you are considering locating your business in Sonoma Valley, you can find the information you need at SonomaValley4Biz.com

If you are considering a move, here is some basic information and resources you’ll need to help guide your decision—and to make a smooth transition if you choose to become a Sonoma Valley resident. 

 

Housing & Real Estate

Whether buying or renting, Sonoma Valley offers a variety of housing options. Choices range from apartments and condominiums to single-family homes and estates, from farms and ranches to mobile home parks and vacation cottages. There are extensive developments for active seniors throughout the Valley.

We invite you to use Chamber member businesses as your resource for all of your real estate needs, from finding a home to financing a mortgage to locating office space to buying and maintaining income property.

In 2010, the median sales prices for single family homes in Sonoma was $452,500, while the median sales price for condos and townhomes was $237,500.

 

Education

Serving more than 4,500 students, the Sonoma Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) oversees five neighborhood elementary schools (K–5), two charter schools (K–8), two middle schools (6–8), a comprehensive high school, and an alternative education high school. The Kenwood School District oversees one elementary school. Several private schools serve children in Sonoma Valley, including St. Francis Solano School, The Presentation School, Sonoma Valley Academy, SoloQuest, and Hanna Boys Center.

Throughout the Valley, professional, experienced, and caring staffs work closely with parents and the wider community to raise academic performance to the highest standards and prepare students for future success. The Chamber’s Business Education Roundtable (BERT), for example, gives students the opportunity to interact with local employers, find jobs, receive workplace training, and develop career-building skills.


Health & Wellness

Over the years, Sonoma Valley has attracted numerous health care and fitness professionals in traditional and alternative fields, giving residents an abundance of treatment options. Choices include traditional practitioners, specialists, surgeons, chiropractors, and pharmacists, as well as practitioners in areas such as acupuncture, homeopathy, psychotherapy, aromatherapy, and nutrition and diet counseling. Excellent dental, eye, skin, and hearing care are also widely available.

We invite you to consider Chamber member businesses and organizations for all your health-care needs.

 

Child & Teen Services

Beyond school, Sonoma Valley youth have many additional opportunities to learn, grow, and nurture their special talents under adult supervision.

The Boys & Girls Club Valley of the Moon, for example, a 22,600-squaree-foot facility in Maxwell Farms Regional Park, offers educational, leadership, and recreational programs for children ages six to 18. The Valley of the Moon Teen Center provides a safe haven for young adults. The school-based Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance provides adult support to children in need. The Sonoma Community Center sponsors and co-sponsors many creative-arts classes and events for children and teens. For budding performers, youth theater troupes stage Shakespeare, Broadway musicals, and other shows.