Petaluma is a city in Sonoma County, California, in the United States. Situated on the northern coast of California, Sonoma County is the largest producer of wine out of all counties in California’s Wine Country region. Other wine regions include Napa County, Mendocino County, and Lake County. Petaluma offers an interesting and historic city center, highlighting several buildings that survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. This historic district is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Petaluma economy is driven by education, health services, and food services. Companies based in Petaluma include Amy’s Kitchen, Calix, Clover Stornetta Farms, Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Petaluma Poultry. Besides these companies the biggest employers in the city include the Petaluma City School District, Petaluma Valley Hospital, the United States Postal Service, and Santa Rosa Junior College. There are many options for serviced offices in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Rancho Petaluma Adobe is a National Historic Landmark, located in Petaluma. This adobe structure was built in 1836 as the center of a vast 55,000 acre ranch. It as built by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, then Commandant of the San Francisco Presidio. This adobe is accepted as one of the best preserved buildings in Northern California for this era. Dining options in Petaluma include Graffiti, Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery, Risibisi, and Central Market. Cucina Paradiso is a popular Italian restaurant in the area that serves authentic cuisine in a friendly atmosphere.
The nearest major airport to Petaluma is Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport. Featuring domestic flights from Santa Rosa, the airport is 25 miles from the city center. There are two international airports located within 52 miles of Petaluma. They included San Francisco International Airport, and Oakland International Airport. Petaluma is served by several bus services, including Petaluma Transit, Golden Gate Transit, and by Sonoma County Transit. Redwood highway runs straight through the center of Petaluma.