Sonoma Real Estate
The town of Sonoma attracts visitors from all over the world as it is located in a premier wine producing region. It abounds with history featuring the San Francisco de Solano mission founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1823 and other significant historic buildings that surround a central Plaza. The great downtown plaza is surrounded by quaint shops, numerous restaurants, and wine shops. Housing in Sonoma radiates from the plaza and includes everything from live-work condominiums to spectacular mansions. The Sonoma Plaza is a jewel in a setting of hills and wineries at the end of a scenic drive called Valley of the Moon. There is a lot for the residents, who number about 10,000 and tourists alike to enjoy: artisan cheeses, organic produce, fresh bread, and local wines. The dining is amazing from intimate cafes to five-star restaurants. Nearby is the world class Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. Golfing, as well as places to hike and bike, are popular year round. The City of Sonoma is home to several dozen accomplished artists many whose works are featured in the local art galleries. The historic Sebastiani Theater features an eclectic blend of cinema and live entertainment that includes critically acclaimed art, foreign, and classic films, contemporary and vintage music, magic, ballet, opera and musical theater. Sonoma is truly a centerpiece of the “wine country lifestyle”.