A Solar Champion.  A Bicycle Friendly community.  An historic Distinctive Destination.  One of America's prettiest towns and the friendliest city in California.  The nation's very first Cittaslow community, recognized internationally for keeping it sustainable, local, and small-scale. And one of the Best Places to Start a Business in Northern California.
The quality of life in Sonoma Valley goes hand-in-hand with the high level of entrepreneurship.  Many local businesses were launched by people who came to visit and fell in love with Sonoma... or who grew up here and chose to make their living in the community.
In Sonoma Valley, the scenic countryside is complemented by experiences offered through wineries and tasting rooms, Zagat-rated restaurants, a PGA golf course, a world-class botanical garden and a year-round motorsports complex.  Opportunities to enjoy art, film, theater, music and outdoor activities are shared by the valley's 40,000 residents and visitors from around the world.  Our relaxed, small town environment makes the community attractive to your clients, customers, and employees. 
Sonoma Valley's mediterranean climate makes it not only one of the world's finest grape-growing regions, but a great place to live and work. With high temperatures averaging 89 degrees in the summer and 58 degrees in the winter, Sonomans can be found enjoying the outstanding climate on the bike paths, local parks such as Jack London, and at seasonal events like the farmers markets.

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