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From the 1500’s when Sir Francis Drake stopped to refit and re-supply his ship near Bodega Bay, the area along the Sonoma Coast has been destined for greatness. The natural beauty of Sonoma County real estate is continually admired.
It was just those features that attracted Alfred Hitchcock to the area to film his timeless classic “The Birds.” The landscape and breathtaking scenery still just as stunning as it was then. Take a drive up Bay Hill Road and you can view almost the exact scenery Tippi Hedren gazed at in her famous driving scene in “The Birds.”
A slower pace and the stunning vistas are only two reasons so many fall in love with this area and its ocean front homes for sale. Northern California offers a wealth of advantages to families as well as retirees and those seeking second homes.
Located in southwest Sonoma County and just 1.5 hours from San Francisco, Bodega Bay is the gateway to the mostly undeveloped Sonoma Coast beaches and coastal hills that provide some amazing hiking, canoeing, surfing and golf. Several small communities make up the area: Bodega Harbour, the Village, the Marina, Salmon Creek, Gleason Beach, Carmet and Sereno del Mar.
Although it is definitely rural in character, Bodega Bay (population 1,423) is on the western edge of steadily growing Sonoma County with a population of nearly 500,000. And we’re within 30 minutes of Sonoma County population centers like Sebastopol, Santa Rosa and Petaluma where you’ll find access to all of life’s necessary amenities – like art centers, shopping, hospitals and our own airport. Plus, San Francisco and Oakland international airports are less than 80 miles south. Of course, there is also easy access to the Russian River Valley wine region where world-class Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel producers casually await your visit.