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January 7, 2018

About East Petaluma


The East side versus West side comparison is something commonly brought up when people from out of town are interested in learning about this wonderful town. Both have their appeal and unique qualities. It depends what an individual's preferences are.

Petaluma's East and West sides were formerly distinguished by the town's division by the Petaluma River. Today, Interstate Highway 101, which runs north and south through the town, defines the boundary.

Petaluma's development brought about 1960s expansion into the formerly rural and industrial East Side. More ranch style homes and modern subdivisions increased the density of Petaluma's East side in subsequent decades. Many high-end neighborhoods sprung up around golf courses with quiet tree-lined streets, cul-de-sacs and elaborately beautiful modern homes. The majority of grocery stores and shopping centers are found on the East Side. Schools on the East as well as the West Side of Petaluma are excellent.

In places, the East Side has a genuinely suburban feel, yet is still within a close proximity to the heart of town. People are drawn to both sides for their own particular reasons. Of the two sides, each has its draw. It depends on what you, the buyer, is looking for. Each has its unique appeal and long-standing loyalists in the ongoing debate. Call or email me for more information about which side is right for you.

East Petaluma Market Report

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