Petaluma | Eastside

Growing community of the Eastside creates an ideal destination for both families and young professionals.

Welcome to East Petaluma

a lovely suburban community with everything you'll need, and more
Nestled in Sonoma County to the east of Highway 101, this centrally-located neighborhood in Petaluma is brimming with a burgeoning community and a modern flair. Bisected by the glittering Petaluma River, the waterfront views and growing community of East Side creates an ideal destination for both families and young professionals.
Petaluma is one of California’s oldest cities. With a history dotted by Spanish settlers, incredibly fertile land, and the California Gold Rush, the area has had its fair share of shifting culture and change. This perfectly sets the East Side neighborhood up to enjoy its status today as a younger neighborhood on the rise, amidst attractive streets and a welcoming community.
Formerly rural, Petaluma’s Eastside came into its own beginning in the 1960s. Today, the area is punctuated with attractive ranch-style homes and contemporary subdivisions perfect for families or young professionals. With prices ranging from under a million to several million, this part of town is home to an array of preferences and styles, but the area has one thing in common: its commitment to community and picturesque surroundings.

Things to Love

  • Great biking and outdoors options throughout the area
  • Robust dining and retail scene for the whole family
  • Small-town feel that’s still close to the heart of town


Local Lifestyle

Humming with suburban charm, the Eastside is known for its many high-end neighborhoods, complete with golf courses, quiet, tree-lined streets, and elegant modern homes. Still, the area is populated with many shopping centers making for convenient errands and a close-knit community. A majority of Eastside's residents are employed in private sectors in technology, healthcare & life sciences, manufacturing, and marketing. Enchanted by a pleasantly quiet atmosphere, friendly community, proximity to major cities such as San Francisco and San Jose, many young professionals and families are ecstatic to call East Side home.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Flanked by the East Washington Commercial District, it’s no surprise that the Eastside has more than its fair share of eateries, fine dining establishments, boutiques, and more. Constantly expanding and growing, this neighborhood aims to please.
East Petaluma is surrounded by accessible and handy shopping centers like The Plaza North and Washington Square, home to nationally acclaimed retail options and convenient local offices. Gohan, a casual and delicious Japanese restaurant, is a wonderful contender when it comes to evening dining, while Pho Sonoma offers great Vietnamese cuisine.
Get a taste of organic, American cuisine at Pub Republic, where family-friendly meets casual sophistication between shining bar tops and atmospheric lighting. Voted the best Chinese restaurant in Petaluma, Lily Kai’s is a one-stop-shop for Chinese cuisine. Full of ambiance and food that’s bursting with flavor, you can’t go wrong with a reservation.

Things to Do

The eastside of town prides itself on supporting its community, which is never more obvious than when you consider the wealth of opportunity available for the whole family to enjoy. From farmers markets to emerald green spaces, East Petaluma provides.
The area is proudly home to excellent green spaces, like Shollenberger Park, one of the best parks around to observe wildlife. If you want to take part in a more elevated excursion into nature, try Rooster Run, a top-rated golf club area perfect for any level golfer. The community has never been fresher than at Petaluma’s East Side Farmers' Market, where local produce meets baked goods and artisan goods each Tuesday year-round. Bursting with emerald green nature and family activities, Tolay Lake Regional Park is home to a shimmering freshwater lake complete with biking, birding, equestrian trails, fishing, hiking, and walking paths, as well as a picnic area. 


Inquire within for more information on all of the wonderful schools East Petaluma has to offer - we will help guide you in a direction that will work best for your family and your children!

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