What a great place to live, work, raise a family, and enjoy life! Petaluma is located in Sonoma County Wine Country, and is only 39 miles north of San Francisco, one of the most thriving and dynamic cities in the country. You can easily get here by U.S. Route 101.
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Petaluma is located in the western United States, within the state of California. It is nestled in Sonoma County's Wine Country, with a population of 54,660 as of the 2006 census estimate.
Petaluma's downtown is unique. Petaluma's earliest commercial buildings line the Petaluma River waterfront, and display historic architecture of brick, stone, wood, and iron. Surrounding Petaluma's downtown are a variety of pre-World War II residential style homes in charming neighborhoods.
Petaluma was originally the name of a Coast Miwok Indian village east of the Petaluma River. The coast Miwok phrase, péta lúuma, means "hill backside", and perhaps referred to Petaluma's proximity to Sonoma Mountain.
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Petaluma Historical Sites
Rancho Petaluma Adobe
Petaluma Historical Library
Petaluma In The Movies
Some of the movies in which you can find scenes of Petaluma are:
American Graffiti (1973)
Howard the Duck (1986)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Basic Instinct (1992)
Max, 13 (1997)
Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
The Hamiltons (2005)
Molotov Alva (2007)