Welcome to Penngrove
Quaint charm and rural beauty in a classic American small town
Strolling the streets of Penngrove is like stepping back in time to Americana at its finest. The close-knit community of Penngrove exemplifies the best of small-town life with a relaxed, friendly attitude and hometown pride. Bright sunflowers shine a vivid yellow against the cloudless blue sky, and historic buildings offer a glimpse into the days of yore. This cozy enclave provides a respite from big city life, giving residents an abundance of privacy and fresh air. As a Bay Area suburb, Penngrove is only about an hour away from San Francisco, making trips to museums and Michelin restaurants available whenever the mood strikes.
Penngrove real estate is nothing short of idyllic, with expansive lawns, spacious floor plans, and the opportunity for backyard farming or ranching. While other Sonoma County towns have moved away from their agricultural roots, Penngrove has embraced its wide open spaces, and farming is a common hobby among residents. What began as a railroad town is now known for town picnics, parades, and a tight-knit community. In fact, Penngrove’s annual July 4th parade is the stuff of legends and is known throughout Northern California.
What to Love:
Nestled between Petaluma and Cotati, Penngrove sits at the base of Sonoma Mountain. This pretty spot provides miles of scenic hiking trails, and locals can often be found enjoying the spectacular wine-country views.
Residents of this tight-knit community often head to the picturesque Main Street for a morning coffee or shopping. Hometown celebrations unite the community over delights like old-fashioned ice cream socials and annual parades.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Penngrove Market is everything you want in a grocery store. With a farmstand vibe and an exclusive selection of elegant wines and treats, this market adds a dash of charm to everyday grocery shopping. The delightful JavAmore Cafe embodies Penngrove’s small-town feel with friendly service and homemade treats. Penngrove Pub has made a splash with its gastropub fare and creative cocktails, and Mack’s Bar & Grill is proud to have claimed the title of Penngrove’s favorite dive bar.
Good taste abounds in the shops of Penngrove. Hello Penngrove is a sweet boutique with artisan-crafted items that serves as the neighborhood’s it-spot for gifts. Ranging from kitchenware to handmade baby clothes, Hello Penngrove also features books, candy, and apparel, all beautifully appointed with a boho-chic style. Good Gray is a similarly lovely gift shop with a carefully curated collection of home goods and stationery.
Things to Do
Penngrove may be a small town, but residents know how to have fun in a big way. The beloved Holiday Light Parade, held in Penngrove Park, is one of Penngrove’s most anticipated events of the year. The fleet of decorated farm vehicles begins in the park and travels down Main Street. Stony Point Strawberry Farm takes advantage of Penngrove’s warm climate and invites residents to enjoy organic strawberries picked fresh right there in the fields.
Penngrove Park is also the site of the community’s epic Fourth of July Parade and Picnic. Affectionately called the biggest little parade in Northern California, this Penngrove Social Firemen fundraising event gives classic Americana vibes. The Penngrove Power and Implement Museum opens the door to the past with a private collection of vintage machines.
Penngrove families have access to exceptional educational opportunities through both private academies and the Petaluma City Schools District, including: