search within
search within
include
population
score by
home / rent price

Best Places To Live In Petaluma, CA

70
  • 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
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score81
  • Ross, CA
  • 19.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,381
81
  • San Anselmo, CA
  • 18.3 miles away (City)
  • 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
79
  • Fairfax, CA
  • 17.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,598
78
  • Sleepy Hollow, CA
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,275
74
  • Novato, CA
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • 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
74
  • St. Helena, CA
  • 20.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,995
73
  • Hercules, CA
  • 24 miles away (City)
  • 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
73
  • Yountville, CA
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,991
73
  • Kenwood, CA
  • 12.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,227
72
  • Penngrove, CA
  • 4.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,940
71
  • Woodacre, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,542
71
  • Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA
  • 14.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 6,594
70
  • Black Point-Green Point, CA
  • 10.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,592
70
  • San Geronimo, CA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 597
69
  • Sebastopol, CA
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,630
69
  • Eldridge, CA
  • 9.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,445
68
  • Inverness, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,074
68
  • San Rafael, CA
  • 19.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 58,948
  • I have lived in the San Rafael City for most of my life, and I have seen tourists come in and go out. I love it here, and I do not imagine that any of the tourists have any complaints on their way
67
  • Napa, CA
  • 18.2 miles away (City)
  • 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
67
  • Bodega, CA
  • 20 miles away (City)
  • Population: 274
67
  • Nicasio, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 113
66
  • Dillon Beach, CA
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 135
66
  • Sonoma, CA
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • 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
66
  • Temelec, CA
  • 7.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,627
66
  • Forestville, CA
  • 21.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,514
65
  • Fulton, CA
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 632
65
  • Montalvin Manor, CA
  • 23.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,174
65
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 173,165
  • I have always loved to travel. Last year, I got the opportunity to visit Sonoma Valley. Fortunately, one of my friends had convinced me to book at Historical Hotel La Rose, in Santa Rosa. Staying in a
65
  • Bloomfield, CA
  • 12.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 444
65
  • Occidental, CA
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 898
64
  • Oakville, CA
  • 18.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 151
64
  • El Verano, CA
  • 8.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,161
63
  • Rohnert Park, CA
  • 8.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 41,928
  • I moved here from San Francisco over 40 years ago to escape the crappy summers. This town has everything I want in a smaller community. 2 golf courses, several swimming pools, several performing arts
63
  • Larkfield-Wikiup, CA
  • 19.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 9,257
63
  • Tomales, CA
  • 15 miles away (City)
  • Population: 245
63
  • Pinole, CA
  • 23.7 miles away (City)
  • 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
62
  • Lagunitas-Forest Knolls, CA
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,530
62
  • Rollingwood, CA
  • 25.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,231
62
  • Point Reyes Station, CA
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 574
62
  • Santa Venetia, CA
  • 17.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,368
61
  • Guerneville, CA
  • 27.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,095
60
  • Boyes Hot Springs, CA
  • 9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,147
60
  • Valley Ford, CA
  • 16.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 172
60
  • Graton, CA
  • 18.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,665
59
  • Cotati, CA
  • 7.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,415
59
  • Glen Ellen, CA
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 726
59
  • Tara Hills, CA
  • 24.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,950
56
  • Roseland, CA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,859
56
  • Vallejo, CA
  • 21.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 119,644
  • I relocated from the Atlanta area two years ago to live and work in Vallejo. The weather here is almost perfect.. not too hot, not too cold. You can get by without air conditioning for all but maybe two
55
  • San Pablo, CA
  • 24.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 29,991
  • I lived in San Pablo, CA for 2 years, and I have to say it was not that pleasant. I needed a city that was close enough to Oakland where I was working, and I unfortunately chose San Pablo. While the cost

Listed above are the best places to live in Petaluma, CA for 2019. 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.

To customize the list of best places to live in and around Petaluma, CA, you are able to first select the search radius, which is the maximum distance you'd like to search for nearby cities or neighborhoods. Next, you can choose to display cities only, neighborhoods only or both cities and neighborhoods. The population dropdown will allow you to customize the size of the cities that you would like to appear in the list. You can then set the importance of each category based on what's most important to you. Finally, you can set your home/rent budget based on what you're comfortable spending on housing or rent. Once your search preferences have been set, you will have your personalized list of the best places to live in Petaluma, CA.

Are you looking to buy or sell?
What style of home are you
What is your
$100K$250K$500K$750K$1M+
When are you looking to
ASAP1-3 mos.3-6 mos.6-9 mos.1 yr+
Connect with top real estate agents
By submitting this form, you consent to receive text messages, emails, and/or calls (may be recorded; and may be direct, autodialed or use pre-recorded/artificial voices even if on the Do Not Call list) from AreaVibes or our partner real estate professionals and their network of service providers, about your inquiry or the home purchase/rental process. Messaging and/or data rates may apply. Consent is not a requirement or condition to receive real estate services. You hereby further confirm that checking this box creates an electronic signature with the same effect as a handwritten signature.