Real Estate Market Update for Petaluma, CA
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Welcome to September's Market Update,. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of September. The number of active listings was down 27% from one year earlier, and down 18% from the previous month. This smaller inventory means that buyers who waited to buy may have had a smaller selection to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was 650-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 12%. This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just under 540-thousand dollars. The number of units sold increased 18% year-over-year, and increased 7% month-over-month. These figures may indicate that buyers have been taking advantage of opportunities in this market. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
Map Information for Petaluma, CA
Area Information for Petaluma, CA
  • Population: 59,417
  • Median Age: 39.55 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 25.99 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 4
  • Sales Tax: 8.25%
  • Population Density: 4,131/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 7.87%
  • Closest Airport: Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County
  • Closest College: Sonoma State University
  • Closest Jr. College: College Of Marin-indian Valley Campus
  • Median Household Income: $75,654
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 13.92%
  • Median Years in Residence: 4.22 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $336,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Giants
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 21%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Petaluma, CA
Median Age: 39.55 Married: 35% Number of Households: 21,999 Households with Children: 7,475
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Petaluma, CA

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Petaluma Junior High School 0.5 mi Public 7-8 3-5 3
      Crossroads School 0.5 mi Public 7-9 1 0
      Spring Hill Montessori 0.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-6 0 0
      Valley Vista Elementary School 0.8 mi Public K-6 2-5 5
      Carpe Diem High (continuation) School 1.1 mi Public 9-12 1 4
      Petaluma High School 1.1 mi Public 9-12 3-5 4
      Petaluma Evening High School 1.2 mi Public UNGRADE-UNGRADE 0 0
      St. Vincent De Paul Elementary School 1.3 mi Catholic K-8 0 4
      Mary Collins School At Cherry Valley 1.4 mi Public K-8 3 4
      St. Vincent De Paul High School 1.5 mi Catholic 9-12 0 3
      Mcnear Elementary School 1.6 mi Public K-6 4 5
      Little Oaks Montessori Preschool And Kindergarten 1.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Wilson Elementary School 2.0 mi Public K-6 4-5 4
      Grant Elementary School 2.0 mi Public K-6 4 5
      Cinnabar Charter School 2.1 mi Public K-7 4 4
      San Antonio High (continuation) School 2.2 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Mckinley Elementary School 2.2 mi Public 4-6 2 3
      Valley Oaks High (alternative) School 2.2 mi Public 7-12 4 5
      Valley Oaks Elementary (alternative) School 2.2 mi Public 1-6 0 5
      Spring Hill Montessori School 2.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-6 0 5
      Live Oak Charter School 2.3 mi Public K-8 3 5
      Mcdowell Elementary School 2.9 mi Public K-6 2-5 3
      Union Elementary School 2.9 mi Public K-6 0 0
      Meadow Elementary School 3.0 mi Public K-6 4-5 5
      Miwok Valley Language Academy Charter 3.0 mi Public K-6 2 4
      La Tercera Elementary School 3.3 mi Public K-6 2 4
      Sonoma Mountain Elementary School 3.4 mi Public K-6 3 4
      Corona Creek Elementary School 3.5 mi Public K-6 5 5
      Kenilworth Junior High School 3.5 mi Public 7-8 4 4
      Sonoma Mountain High (continuation) School 3.5 mi Public 9-12 2 4
      Casa Grande High School 3.6 mi Public 9-12 4 3
      Cypress School 4.1 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Liberty Elementary School 4.2 mi Public 1-6 4-5 4
      Liberty Primary School 4.2 mi Public K-1 0 0
      Harvest Christian School 4.3 mi Private K-9 0 5
      River Montessori Elementary Charter School 4.4 mi Public 1-6 3 5
      Laguna Elementary School 4.4 mi Public K-6 0 0
      Old Adobe Elementary Charter School 4.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-6 3 5
      Two Rock Elementary School 6.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-6 4 4
      Lincoln Elementary School 6.9 mi Public K-6 0 0
      Dunham Charter School 8.3 mi Public K-6 3 0
      Dunham Elementary School 8.3 mi Public K-6 0 4
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2014
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        Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2014 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.