Petaluma Neighborhoods

Petaluma neighborhoods. Each one has its own character or vibe. Together, they make Petaluma just right!

You’ll often hear Petalumans refer to the West Side or this East Side. This refers to where Petaluma real estate is located in relation to Highway 101.

But West Side and East Side only tell part of the story.  Here’s a deeper look at the nine Petaluma neighborhoods that make up our town.

Bikes, beer, wine, distilled spirits and more are made in this inventive, industrial neighborhood on the north east end of Petaluma. More commercial than residential, the area includes manufacturing sites as well as corporate office parks.

Quiet and friendly, Adobe features homes, parks and recreation areas, including the historic Rancho Adobe State Park.  Active vineyards and farms display Petaluma’s agricultural heritage, while providing vistas that stretch east to Sonoma Valley.

Tree-lined streets and heritage homes make Oakhill Brewster a living homage to Petaluma’s past. Original Victorian, Queen Anne, and Craftsman homes overlook Petaluma’s Historic Downtown and the Sonoma Valley beyond.

This is Petaluma’s Park Place. Historic mansions and restored Victorians lead the way to newer subdivisions and generous open space on the west end of town.

A living, breathing American Main Street. Circa 1870’s iron fronts, riverfront warehouses, and a mill have been re-purposed to sell kitchenware, clothing, books, antiques, art, entertainment and delicious food. Mini districts such as Kentucky Street, Petaluma Boulevard, American Alley, Warehouse District and Theatre District thrive along the walkable streets and vintage buildings.

Family homes and quiet trails meet college town in this neighborhood on Petaluma’s East Side. Spacious homes in planned developments are flanked by a hospital and medical offices, several shopping centers, and the Petaluma Campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. Bike and pedestrian trails link the neighborhood’s north and south ends.

Enjoy open space on the river. This mixed-use district on the southeast and southwest of town surrounds marshlands, the river and dedicated open spaces for easily-accessed hikes and bike rides. Commercial space runs the gamut, from gritty industrial sites to polished office parks, rehabbed warehouses to recently built office condos.

Mid-Century modern and 21st-century modern converge in this slice of town that connects the Downtown, Oakhill Brewster, Waterfront, College and Adobe districts. Compact homes from 1950s are tucked away on both sides of the East Washington commercial corridor.