Petaluma is a small, progressive community less than an hour north of San Francisco. Petaluma's old-fashioned values, location and history create an atmosphere and feeling of the all-American hometown with the added attraction of a fast-growing high-techtelecom industry. Sonoma County has ideal weather for humans as well as grapes! Sonoma County has many antique shops, wineries and art galleries. Petaluma's downtown, on the National Register of Historic Places, is packed with antique buildings.