Petaluma is home to just over 60,000 residents. The median home value in Petaluma is $695,000. Home values have declined -2% over the past year, according to reports from Zillow, and are predicted to remain flat, with 0% change anticipated over the next year. The median cost of a rental in Petaluma is $2,920, and median income (for adults over 25) is $48,000.
In the early 20th century, Petaluma was home to a large egg industry, earning the city the name “Egg Basket of the World.”
Petaluma was honored by the Michelin Guide (which produces a yearly guide of exceptional restaurants and hotels, rated 0-3 stars, where in the San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country volume.
Each year the Michelin Guide publishes a list of exceptional restaurants and hotels, which they rate 0-3 stars, where 0 is still considered remarkable, and the 3 star awards are a prestigious culinary accolade reserved for only a select few establishments. While Wine Country has received accolades of zero or one star in the past, Petaluma’s SingleThread Farm Restaurant & Inn was awarded 3 stars for the 2020 Guide, and is the first restaurant in Sonoma County to receive the honor.
The Rancho Petaluma Adobe was built in 1836, and was the largest privately owned structure of its kind in the state; the Adobe is still the largest example of the Monterey Colonial style of architecture in America. The Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park has preserved a section of the structure. The Adobe is a California Historic Landmark as well as a National Historic Landmark.
Petaluma is a historic city, where many buildings are over 100 years old, including numerous buildings that survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.