Priced out a San Francisco or Marin? Tired of long commutes and gridlock? Looking for a great community with a high quality of of life, that is also among the most affordable in the Bay Area? Check out the numbers or come visit and see for yourself.

Commute Times

With an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, Sonoma County workers enjoy one of the lowest commute times of all Bay Area counties.

Air Quality

Sonoma County ranked third in the state with ‘good’ air quality for 87% of days in 2015 as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency.

High School Graduates

Sonoma County ranks third among comparable counties with 87.3% of residents obtaining a high school diploma.

Health Insurance Coverage

Sonoma County ranks fifth among comparable counties with 84% of residents having health insurance coverage.

Culture and Recreation

Sonoma County ranked third among comparable counties for culture and recreation with an index score of 94.

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Housing
Median Sales Price – Sept. 2016$590,000  $1,165,000  $1,218,750  $552,000 car.org
YtoY Change - Median Home Sales Price0.090.110.0250.051car.org
Median 1-Br Rental – Sept. 2016$1,540  $2,510  $3,500  $1,850 apartmentlist.com
Median 2-Br Rental – Sept. 2016$2,000  $3,250  $4,770  $2,180 apartmentlist.com
YtoY Change - Median Rental Price0.052-0.002-0.0320.007apartmentlist.com
Household
Number of Households - 2014186935103034348832380183census.gov
Commute
Average Commute Time - in minutes25.229.43134.3census.gov
Wages
Mean Hourly Wage – Q1 2016$24.73 $35.60  $30.26 labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
Mean Annual Wage – Q1 2016$51,445 $74,042  $62,947 labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov