Forestville CA Homes for Sale
Updated Real Estate Listings in Forestville California
Forestville is a beautiful town in Sonoma County along the Russian River with a community of nearly 4,000 people. Originally settled in the 1860s, it was home of the first powered sawmill in California and a chair factory that was the first manufacturing plant in Sonoma County. Today is is known as a friendly small town with a tight knit community.
The nearest major city is Santa Rosa, which is just 20 minutes away. This allows residents of Forestville to enjoy the safety, friendliness, and peaceful lifestyle of a small town while have big city shopping, dining, entertainment, and amenities just a short drive away. Forestville is considered one of the best places to raise a family in the county because of the highly rated public schools and the safe community.
Things to Do in Forestville
Forestville is a small town, but you will not have any trouble finding something fun to do without driving far. Browse the downtown area, where you will find small, locally owned businesses like Ideal Hardware. This is a classic hardware store, unlike any major chain you've been to, with knowledgable friendly staff and all sorts of things to check out on the antique shelves.
Grab a delicious pound of locally roasted coffee beans from Sunshine Roasters Espresso Bar. You can also order your latte or cappuccino while you are there, which is sure to impress. This is the perfect place to frequent as a Forestville resident. There's just nothing like a perfect, locally roasted cup of coffee.
From June to September, residents love to stop by the Forestville Certified Farmers Market on Tuesday evenings. Under the shade of beautiful oak trees, vendors offer fresh seasonal produce and handcrafted goods, in addition to plenty of food like pizza, bread, cheese, and wine to take home or enjoy at the market while you take in the live music and the picturesque setting.
Living on the Russian River makes for plenty of chances to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery. When you are in the mood for some adventure on the water, head over to the river for fishing, wading, or swimming, or take a ride with Burke's Canoe Trips. Located in the heart of the redwoods, Burke’s is a ten mile self-guided canoe trip through the Redwoods. The ride takes about 3 to 4 hours of canoeing time, but most people like to stop for a picnic or to observe wildlife on the way, like otter, Great Blue Heron, osprey, turtles, egret, and more. This is a classic way to spend a summer day in Forestville.
Farmhouse Inn is a charming farm-to-table restaurant in Forestville with an impressive wine list, as you would expect in Sonoma County, and a reputation for excellent service. The Michelin starred restaurant is located on ten wooded acres just outside of town.
Schools in Forestville
Public schools in Forestville are a part of Forestville Union Elementary School District and West Sonoma County Union High School District. There are many highly rated schools in the area, including many private schools available for Forestville families within a short drive.
Forestville Real Estate
Forestville has a real estate market filled with one of a kind, beautiful homes. You will find mostly single family homes in Forestville, many featuring large lots with beautiful mature landscaping. There is some buildable land on the market as well. A single family home in Forestville will start in the high $400,000s, with large estates and homes located on private vineyards in the $1 million and up range. The majority of the Forestville market is made up of homes in the $500,000 to $800,000 range, with about 75% of residents owning their homes.
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