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.
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.
Vern’s Taxi Teen Safe Ride 938-8885
Boys & Girls Club of Sonoma Valley, Maxwell Farms Regional Park, 938-8544
Sonoma Valley Teen Services
Valley of the Moon Teen Center, 17417 Sonoma Highway, 939-1452
Family Service Agency: English 545-4551, Spanish 522-8365
Hanna Boys Center, 17000 Arnold Drive, 996-6767
The Shop, 21600 Eighth Street East, 996-9697
Social Advocates for Youth, 1055 Broadway, Suite C, 996-7991
Sonoma Community Center, 938-4626
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, 938-1990
Valley of the Moon Children’s Home, 565-8383