This town boasts an enviable schedule of events and festivals featuring music, parades, and even accordions

Welcome to Cotati


Urban sophistication set against stunning pastoral scenery 

Cotati knows a little something about alchemy. Here picturesque vistas mix with just the right amount of quirk to create the epitome of sunny small-town life. The community of Cotati has much to celebrate, and celebrate they do — this town boasts an enviable schedule of events and festivals featuring music, parades, and even accordions. A whisper of whimsy weaves throughout this unique place, and residents take care to maintain Cotati’s sense of serenity and peace. Building ordinances are in place to ensure future generations can partake in the majestic scenery of the rolling hills.
Properties in Cotati provide residents with an extensive portfolio of architectural beauty. Relaxed farmhouse styles exemplify the town’s relaxed atmosphere, while sprawling estates with serious acreage offer an oasis of rural scenery. You can even find modern ranch houses with rustic design qualities that pay homage to the area’s agricultural roots. 
Cotati’s history comes to life with historical landmarks, like the famous La Plaza Park, one of the town’s most beautiful green spaces, which, thanks to another delightful Cotati quirk, are always up for visitors. By happenstance or grand design, Cotati is situated in the perfect spot to benefit from a certain geographical wonder. There is a gap between the coastal mountains to the west of the town — fog travels through this gap and wafts into Cotati, keeping it cool in the summer to give park-going residents a reprieve from the summer sun. How’s that for symbiosis?         

What to Love:

  • Spectacular wine country scenery
  • Lively festivals and town celebrations
  • Top-notch educational opportunities 

Local Lifestyle

The community of Cotati is a dynamic, friendly bunch with a talent for having a good time. Residents work to preserve the tranquility and integrity of this special place and welcome newcomers as part of the Cotati family. 

Locals can often be seen strolling through La Plaza Park, where the famous statue of Jim Boggio stands watch, playing the accordion and offering an impish smile to passersby. This sense of creativity, whimsy, and warmth is a hallmark of Cotati, and residents wouldn’t have it any other way.     

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Cotati may be tranquil and quiet, but make no mistake — this town can hang with the best of foodie culture. The low-key Redwood Cafe is a local favorite. The wide windows allow sunlight to stream in, creating a lovely setting for lunch. Works from local artists keep diners company, and the menu features satisfying comfort cuisine. 

Hospitality and fresh ingredients reign supreme at Oliver’s Market, Cotati’s premium market for groceries. The authentic menu at Zaina’s Bellini Cafe is a coveted go-to for breakfast and lunch, and guests rave over the mimosas and Mediterranean flavors. Mai Vietnamese pampers guests with a cozy atmosphere and mouth-watering cuisine like pho and noodle bowls.     

Things to Do

There is one true social center of Cotati, and that is La Plaza Park. This lush, historic spot hosts Cotati’s best festivals and celebrations, like the holiday tree lighting festival, the Cotati Oktoberfest, and the Cotati Farmers’ Market. The park also has the honor of hosting the town’s iconic Accordion Festival, which brings accordion players from across the globe. 

Jaded Toad BBQ & Grill adds a bit of magic to the evening with twinkling fairy lights and a garden patio. 


Families living in Cotati benefit from the esteemed Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, as well as acclaimed four-year universities, including:


Overview for Cotati, CA

7,603 people live in Cotati, where the median age is 37.2 and the average individual income is $41,847. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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37.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Cotati, CA

Cotati has 2,828 households, with an average household size of 2.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cotati do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 7,603 people call Cotati home. The population density is 4,056.28 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Cotati, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Cotati. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Thomas Page Academy
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