Sonoma Proper - East Side

Picturesque charm and scenic vistas abound in this wine-country sanctuary

Welcome to Sonoma 


Sonoma is practically synonymous with producing the finest wines in California — if not the United States. Located a mere hour away from the electrifying city of San Francisco, the region is revered for its bucolic rolling hills, gorgeous vineyards, and beautiful farms. Rustic-chic restaurants, outstanding breweries, boutique hotels, one-of-a-kind retailers, and a bevy of outdoor recreation, including hiking and golfing, add to its overall allure, to say nothing of the lovely weather Sonoma experiences year-round.


On the east side of Sonoma proper, you’ll find a panoply of stunning real estate options, from sprawling vineyard estates that offer the ultimate in serenity and seclusion to mid-century modern manses with floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtakingly expansive views. A profound connection with nature reigns in this region, providing East Side Sonoma residents with an unbeatable quality of life.


What to Love


  • Home to more than 250 vineyards and 45 wineries
  • Steeped in a rich history
  • Filled with wondrously-restored buildings
  • A slew of delicious, welcoming restaurants
  • Abounding with beautiful, natural splendors
  • Proximity to San Francisco, Marin, and Napa Valley


Local Lifestyle


A tremendous part of Sonoma’s charm is that it attracts a vast range of vibrant residents. Whether you’re a technology professional who works remotely or a visual artist, you’re bound to be blown away by the robust sense of community this area offers. It’s a particularly idyllic place to raise children, thanks to its abundance of untouched green space and outdoor recreational opportunities. For those with children, the area also has great schools.


Dining, Shopping & Entertainment


As a leading worldwide destination, Sonoma lures some of the most extraordinary chefs to its restaurants, which run the gamut from luxe to low-key country chic. 


No matter where one lives in Sonoma County, they book a reservation at Cyrus in Geyserville for special occasions. Three separate dining sections, the Bubble Lounge, the Kitchen Table, and the Dining Room, offer fantastic tasting menus that shift with the seasons and the freshest available ingredients. Lobster, Thai lime, avocado canapes, tepache sorbet with Markurat lime, and sobacha-honey madeleines are three of the dishes you might sample while savoring a flight of locally-made wine.


For the ultimate date night, residents of Sonoma schedule a table (and well in advance at that) at the Michelin-starred SingleThread Farm-Restaurant. Here, too, the menu changes with the seasons, as the 72 owners and chefs have identified. LaSalette in Sonoma proper offers fabulous Portuguese fare, while Cafe La Haye takes the farm-to-table concept to new heights in a cozy, intimate setting.


Things to Do


Pair world-class wineries, boutiques, and trails with wonderful year-round weather and you can see why residents of the east side of Sonoma enjoy an active, wholesome, and exciting lifestyle. 


Sonoma Plaza has a bounty of retailers, art galleries, and restaurants nestled inside buildings that date back to the 1800s, making it the perfect place to while away a Saturday. For a unique outing with your children, partner, or pals, head to the Sonoma TrainTown Railroad, which offers rides through the pictorial countryside.


Weekends are often spent by Sonoma residents at one of its 45 venerated wineries. Cline Family Cellars is especially delightful with its sun-splashed patio and views of its majestic farm. And every summer, locals and visitors alike convene for the beloved Taste of Sonoma at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens. It is a festival complete with vintage food trucks, seminars on wines, walking tours, and, of course, varietals from more than 100 wineries.




Children in Sonoma are served under the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. A couple of the leading schools include:


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Overview for Sonoma Proper - East Side, CA

10,819 people live in Sonoma Proper - East Side, where the median age is 54.1 and the average individual income is $61,592. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Sonoma Proper - East Side, CA

Sonoma Proper - East Side has 5,222 households, with an average household size of 2.03. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sonoma Proper - East Side do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 10,819 people call Sonoma Proper - East Side home. The population density is 3,943.38 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Sonoma Proper - East Side, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Sonoma Proper - East Side. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Adele Harrison Middle
6th - 8th
Prestwood Elementary
K - 5th
Sassarini Elementary
K - 5th
9th - 12th
St Francis Solano School
K - 8th
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Sonoma Valley High
9th - 12th

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