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Best Places To Live In Petaluma, CA

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  • Petaluma, CA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 59,757
  • Nice mix of city and country. We have been living for a year. We moved from Santa Rosa just to the north 30 minutes. Petaluma is a small town approximately 60 thousand. Much of it is rural. It has…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • San Anselmo, CA
  • City: 18.3mi / 29.4km away
  • Population: 12,623
  • San Anselmo, California is a industrial urban town of more than 12,000 residents. The cost of living is expensive, however the quality of homes are worth the pay. The job market here is blooming, jobs…[read more]
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  • Ross, CA
  • City: 19.6mi / 31.5km away
  • Population: 2,381
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  • Fairfax, CA
  • City: 17.6mi / 28.4km away
  • Population: 7,598
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  • Hercules, CA
  • City: 24.0mi / 38.5km away
  • Population: 25,011
  • I live in Hercules, CA and I look forward to each day here. Hercules was named after the Hercules Powder Company, which used to own the land as part of their factory. We are a bedroom community, situated…[read more]
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  • Sleepy Hollow, CA
  • City: 16.1mi / 25.8km away
  • Population: 2,275
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  • Yountville, CA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 2,991
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  • Sonoma, CA
  • City: 9.7mi / 15.7km away
  • Population: 10,952
  • Sonoma, California is located directly in the center of what is known as "wine country" on the west coast. This is a great vacation spot for temporary tourists, but also a great place to live for the…[read more]
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  • Sebastopol, CA
  • City: 15.3mi / 24.7km away
  • Population: 7,630
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  • Penngrove, CA
  • City: 4.6mi / 7.4km away
  • Population: 2,940
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  • Novato, CA
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.8km away
  • Population: 54,790
  • The city of Novato, California is located across the bay from San Francisco. It is in the county of Marin. This little bit of country is a quiet respite for people who work in San Francisco which is only…[read more]
72
  • Inverness, CA
  • City: 16.5mi / 26.6km away
  • Population: 1,074
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  • St. Helena, CA
  • City: 20.1mi / 32.3km away
  • Population: 5,995
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  • Black Point-Green Point, CA
  • City: 10.9mi / 17.6km away
  • Population: 1,592
  • Black point has been a great place to live, but there is not very much. We often go to downtown Novato to eat out or go shopping. All there is in Black Point is a Deli (that also sells basic amenities…[read more]
71
  • Santa Venetia, CA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 5,368
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  • Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
  • City: 15.9mi / 25.5km away
  • Population: 1,530
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  • Guerneville, CA
  • City: 27.3mi / 43.9km away
  • Population: 4,095
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  • Pinole, CA
  • City: 23.7mi / 38.1km away
  • Population: 19,040
  • Beautiful bay views. Horrible City Hall, anti business. Bad bus service. Rents are too high for unique businesses to thrive in downtown. Big box stores all over Fitzgerald Drive. Nice libraries and…[read more]
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  • Napa, CA
  • City: 18.2mi / 29.2km away
  • Population: 79,567
  • I spent seven days in May of 2010 in Napa and loved every moment of it. I stayed at the Cedar Gables Inn and was very pleased with my stay. It was my 20th wedding anniversary and could not have asked for…[read more]
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  • Woodacre, CA
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 1,542
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  • Kenwood, CA
  • City: 12.9mi / 20.8km away
  • Population: 1,227
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  • Larkfield-Wikiup, CA
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 9,257
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  • Occidental, CA
  • City: 19.9mi / 32.0km away
  • Population: 898
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  • San Geronimo, CA
  • City: 16.4mi / 26.4km away
  • Population: 597
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  • Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA
  • City: 14.2mi / 22.9km away
  • Population: 6,594
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  • Forestville, CA
  • City: 21.8mi / 35.1km away
  • Population: 3,514
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  • Tomales, CA
  • City: 15.0mi / 24.2km away
  • Population: 245
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  • Eldridge, CA
  • City: 9.2mi / 14.7km away
  • Population: 1,445
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  • Glen Ellen, CA
  • City: 9.1mi / 14.6km away
  • Population: 726
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  • El Verano, CA
  • City: 8.4mi / 13.4km away
  • Population: 4,161
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  • San Rafael, CA
  • City: 19.2mi / 30.9km away
  • Population: 58,948
  • We’ve been in San Rafael for nearly eight years and have really struggled to feel at home and to feel safe in this community. To be fair, we live in the downtown area where there are a lot of urban…[read more]

Listed above are the best places to live in Petaluma, CA for 2021. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Petaluma, CA, followed by the best places to live near Petaluma, CA, sorted by Livability Score.

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