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Petaluma

Why you'd want to live in Petaluma

Historic beauty and small town charm Incorporated in 1858, Petaluma is one of California’s oldest cities. With the distinction of being the birthplace of the first egg-hatching incubator, Petaluma quickly came to be known as the undisputed “egg basket of the world” by the early 1900s. And where did the farmers take their chickens when they were under the weather? To the Poultry Pharmacy to visit the Chicken Doctor, of course! It's true, Petaluma had the world's only Chicken Pharmacy, Chicken Rodeo and Egg Queen Ball, which helped cement its 100+ year nickname of “Chickaluma”. While the 1906 earthquake destroyed most of the surrounding towns, Petaluma managed to escape with minimal damage. As a result, the aggressive preservation of Petaluma’s precious downtown, historic residences and riverfront area is a long-standing municipal tradition. In 1995 Petaluma’s Victorian downtown was added to the National Register of Historic Places, while smart growth policies and downtown integration plans have allowed Petaluma to become the hipster and foodie mecca of Sonoma County. The rich architecture and vibrant downtown defines the soul of the population, which is friendly, welcoming and proud. It is this kind of beauty and small town charm that has inspired movie producers to make Petaluma the backdrop of award-winning movies such as Basic Instinct, Peggy Sue Got Married, Flubber, and the iconic, American Graffiti. With a population of approximately 60,438, Petaluma is the 152nd most populated city in California and is the second largest city In Sonoma County.

Petaluma Market Report

$1,373,739

AVERAGE PRICE OF 88 HOMES

$2,314,514

AVERAGE PRICE OF 36 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR HOMES

$1,437,200

AVERAGE PRICE OF 4 NEWLY BUILT HOMES

$1,441,550

AVERAGE PRICE OF 14 HOMES WITH A POOL

$1,213,150

AVERAGE PRICE OF 6 REDUCED PRICE HOMES

Average Home

Average Price $1,373,739
Avg Bedrooms 3.28 beds
Avg Bathrooms 2.51 baths

Average Price by Bedrooms

1 bedroom $1,075,000
2 bedrooms $810,536
3 bedrooms $1,282,203
4 bedrooms $1,368,841
5 bedrooms $2,093,843
Petaluma Home Price Trends
  8/2020 7/2020 6/2020 5/2020 4/2020
Total Listings 84 87 104 99 81
Average Price $1,431,421 $1,464,184 $1,445,703 $1,313,387 $1,245,259
Avg Price Change -2.29% +1.28% +10.07% +5.47% -2.20%
Median Price $928,049 $963,150 $930,616 $940,683 $888,616
Med Price Change -3.78% +3.50% -1.08% +5.86% -2.04%
Avg Bedrooms 3.36 beds 3.33 beds 3.42 beds 3.36 beds 3.3 beds
Avg Bathrooms 2.7 baths 2.71 baths 2.73 baths 2.73 baths 2.71 baths
Home Price by High School
School Name Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
Casa Grande 2 $634,950 9 days
Casa Grande High School 2 $2,781,500 10 days
Petaluma High 3 $1,298,333 207 days
Petaluma High Or St. Vincent 1 $1,550,000 231 days
Petaluma High School 3 $1,582,300 111 days
Home Price by House Size
Total Homes Average Price Avg Days on Site
All Homes 88 $1,373,739 87 days
Multi-Million Dollar Homes 36 $2,314,514 148 days
Newly Built Homes 4 $1,437,200 202 days
Homes with a Pool 14 $1,441,550 44 days
Reduced Price Homes 6 $1,213,150 91 days

School Data

Highly Rated Petaluma Schools

9

CALLE MAYOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

CORONA CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

LIBERTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

8

MCNEAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

MEADOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

PETALUMA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Middle School
Public

9

CASA GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public

8

PETALUMA HIGH SCHOOL
High School
Public