Lower Lake was founded by E. Mitchell in 1858 as Grantville. He built the first house there. The settlement's first post office was opened in 1858.
Lower Lake is located 4.5 miles southwest of the City of Clearlake, and 13 miles southeast of Kelseyville. It is at an elevation of 1371 feet. Lower Lake was at one point the county seat, the Lake County elections of 1867 were hotly contested with the seat moving between what is now the city of Lakeport and the town of Lower Lake, in 1870 the feud was settled and Lakeport controlled the seat. Although some believe the seat was stolen from Lower Lake, it has remained in Lakeport for over a century and no longer a topic of concern for locals. At the 2000 census, according to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 7.9 square miles, of which 7.9 square miles was land and 0.1 square miles was water.
Just a couple of hours drive from the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento Area, and the Pacific Coast is Lake County, home to Clear Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in California, and one of the oldest lakes on the continent. The lake hosts several fishing competitions every year. But even if you’re just looking for recreational sailing, boating, jet-skiing, or relaxing on the lake, the warm, calm waters of Lake County are perfect for it all.
Lake County is also one of California’s hottest new wine destinations. If it’s tasting you’re into, or maybe even a piece of land to grow your own grapes, Lake County has a lot to offer. With micro-climates like that of neighboring wine country areas combined with the variety of soils, grow any number of popular varietals or try your hand at your own blend.
Concord is 30 miles east of San Francisco, the area was first inhabited by the Bay Miwok Indians and explored by the Spanish in the late 18th century. Concord was established on the initiative of Salvio Pacheco in 1868 under the name Todos Santos, the city was renamed for Concord, Massachusetts, in 1869.Concord Details »
The Dixon city was incorporated in the year 1878 and is today the hub for miles of grain alfalfa and dairy farming. Dixon also has a long history in the sheep industry and today hosts an annual sheep festival known as Lamb Town. Dixon also hosts the May Fair, which is the oldest state fair in California.Dixon Details »
Fairfield is the county seat of Solano County, CaliforniaFairfield Details »
Thousands of years ago, this beautiful, lush area we call Healdsburg was home to the Pomo Indians. These early residents built their villages in the open, fertile valleys along the Russian River. Occasional visits of European sailing vessels on the California Coast from the 1500’s to early 1800’s had little impact on our area.Healdsburg Details »
Hidden Valley Lake
Hidden Valley Lake, CA, (HVL) was originated and developed by the USA Land Corp. from the late 1960s until 1972. During that time, a dam was constructed across Coyote Creek creating the 102 acre "Hidden Valley Lake." Also during that time several buildings were constructed - clubhouse, cart barn, tennis courts and campground - and the 18-Hole "Billy Bell" golf course was installed. Its original design was as a vacation/recreation retreat. From 1970-72, the Equestrian Center and Country Club (later, Community Center) were built. 3310 lots were laid out for homes. Another 695 larger lots were also laid out in a nearby area called "The Ranchos." In 1972, USA Land Corp. was bought by Boise Cascade. BC offered model vacation homes, regular homes and vacation rentals. BC promoted the leisure-time and recreational activities available at HVL throughout the Western USA.Hidden Valley Lake Details »
Lakeport was first settled by Native Americans several thousand years ago. At the coming of the settlers, the Kabe-napos, a subtribe of the Pomo people, lived here within their main village. The village name was Kaci-Badon, after the water lily plant Kaci and badon which was the native name for island.Lakeport Details »
Oakmont is a 55+ community located in Sonoma County and features three pools, three recreation centers, two 18 hole golf courses, over 3300 homes and approximately 5500 residents. miles of hiking trails, over 100 clubs and organizations and much more!Oakmont Details »
Petaluma is easy to find, straight up Highway 101, 32 miles north of San Francisco. It is the portal to Sonoma County, making Petaluma an ideal base for excursions to the Wine Country, the dramatic Sonoma Coast, and the majestic redwood groves.Petaluma Details »
Rio Vista, the “Heart of the Delta” was established in 1858 along the scenic Sacramento River. The Delta region is one of the most productive farming regions of the United States.Rio Vista Details »
Rohnert Park is one of the first planned communities in the United States. The city was designed with families in mind, with the focus being on children. Each Rohnert Park neighborhood was designed around a city park and elementary school, and the tree-lined streets are connected by bikeways and walkways. The city is also home to Sonoma State University, which offers 9 credential programs and eight undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Although the original designer's focus was children, the needs of seniors were not left out.Rohnert Park Details »
Santa Rosa was settled by Missouri farmers and frontiersmen and stood as a stronghold for the Confederacy in a Yankee county during the Civil War. The center of a farming area, Santa Rosa grew to 50,000 people by 1970 and then, bolstered by well-to-do commuters and retirees, doubled in size in less than 20 years.Santa Rosa Details »
Sebastopol serves as the hub of Western Sonoma County Wine Country. Sebastopol is the gateway to the breathtaking Sonoma Coastline and Russian River Redwood Corridor.Sebastopol Details »
The city of Sonoma is the birthplace of the California wine industry. Sonoma Valley’s quaint towns glow with as much character as the local wines. Sonoma is a historically significant city in California; its historic town plaza is a remnant of the town’s Mexican colonial past. Today, Sonoma is the home of the Sonoma International Film Festival.Sonoma Details »
Vacaville is a charming city in Northern California's Solano County, considered to be part of both the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley. It is best known as the home of the Nut Tree Airport, which showcases historic aircraft from the 20th century, and the Vacaville Premium Outlets retail centerVacaville Details »
Windsor, Sonoma County’s newest town is located in the heart of Sonoma County and is the “GATEWAY TO THE WINE COUNTRY”. Located less than one hour from the San Francisco Bay Area and minutes from the Pacific Ocean, Redwood Forest, health resorts, the Russian River and world-class wineries, Windsor offers a rural atmosphere with city conveniences.?Currently, Windsor is Sonoma County’s fastest-growing town.Windsor Details »