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.

Planning a visit? Click here for visitor resources, including accommodations, restaurants, wineries and more.

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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, view our Shop Sonoma Business Directory and Community Guide here.  If you are considering locating your business in Sonoma Valley, you can find the information you need at

If you are considering a move, here are some resources 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. For commercial real estate listings, try's commercial real estate tool, or contact member businesses Ryan Snow with Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate, Vonne Irish & Associates, or Terra Firma Global Partners

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.

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:

Real Estate:

Alain Pinel Realtors
Christopher Oscar - Sotheby's International Realty
Doug Del Fava - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Elwanda LeMay - Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley
Felice Torri - Sotheby's International Realty
Herb Heil - Wine Country Group Realtors
Jacque Scott - Pacific Union International
Kathleen Leonard - Alain Pinel Realtors
Pacific Union International
Renee Bradbury - Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley
Sotheby's International Realty
Steve Wolf - Pacific Union International
Terra Firma Global Partners
Terry Bremer Allison - Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley
Theresa Pardini - Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley
Tina Shone - Sotheby's International Realty


Kirsten N. Flaherty - Century 21 Bundesen
Sonoma Management, Inc.


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:

Chiropractic - Adams Chiropractic OfficesBarry Danieli, DC
Dentistry & Orthodontia - Caroline A. Laurent, DMD, MSDr. Daniel Kittleson, DDSDr. Jad Elkhoury, DDSDr. Jeffrey C Lopes DDSDr. Peter G Meyerhoff DDSRichard L. Daffurn, DDSSynergy Dental Group
Dermatology - Sonoma Skin Dermatology and Laser Center
Health Insurance - Western Health Advantage
Hospice Care - Hospice by the Bay
Hospital - Sonoma Valley Hospital
Physicians - Meritage Medical Network, Prima Medical Group, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center

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.