Spotlight on Petaluma – Sonoma County’s Historic Treasure


As one of the top producing teams in Petaluma, CAPURRO / LITTLE wanted to take an opportunity to highlight the unique history, one of the many reasons why residential property in our beautiful community is so in demand.

Recognized as one of California’s first cities, the citizens of Petaluma have diligently worked to maintain the local architecture and the small-town, mid-19th century charisma.  Buildings with foundations laid over a century-and-a-half ago have facades that are said to be the best examples of iron-front architecture in the country. Downtown Petaluma was added to the National Register of Historic places 20 years ago and is home to more than 65 historical properties.

Petaluma’s riverfront locale creates an exquisite, nostalgic environment idyllic for families, students, working professionals and retired citizens. An enthusiastic community, there are countless fairs, festivals and events surrounding Petaluma’s agricultural heritage, such as the yearly Butter & Egg Days Parade, in which over 3,000 community members participate and volunteer.

The Petaluma Visitor’s Center on Lakeville Street offers printed walking tour brochures that will take visitors through the historic downtown district of Victorian homes. Some of these residences have been standing since the mid 1800’s and are impressive examples of the rich history Petaluma has to offer residents and visitors alike.

CAPURRO / LITTLE has been fortunate enough to be involved in the listing and selling of some of these spectacularly historic homes, such as 100 6th Street – this exclusive Colonial Revival was built in 1900 and is situated in the heart of downtown Petaluma, featuring five bedrooms, four baths and five fireplaces.

6 6th Street is another example of remarkable architecture. This Greek Gothic Revival listed by CAPURRO / LITTLE was originally built in 1862 and while renovated, embraces all of the details and craftsmanship from its illustrious time period.

Also listed by CAPURRO / LITTLE was 828 5th Street, an extraordinary, restored Colonial built in 1936. This Heritage Home blends elements of old world charm with a sophisticated remodel. Features include hardwood floors, French doors and natural stone throughout.

If you are interested in touring available listings in Petaluma’s historic district, or elsewhere in Sonoma, Marin or Napa Counties, please feel free to contact us at or 707.935.2506.

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