Farmer’s markets and high fashion. Fresh produce and public art. Craft brews and classic Bach. Santa Rosa offers a rare blend of pleasures, both simple and sophisticated. And Blume is the perfect home base from which to enjoy it all.
Like to bike? Hop on the Joe Rodota Trail that runs along Blume’s northern boundary. Head east for about 15 minutes and you’re in Historic Railroad Square, the heart of downtown Santa Rosa. Or head west through fields and orchards for the same amount of time and you’ll be in the charming town of Sebastopol. Bayer Farm community garden, wineries, restaurants, craft breweries, galleries, live theatre and performing arts—it’s all within easy reach.
Winemaking dates back more than 200 years in Sonoma and is part of the DNA of Santa Rosa. The city enjoys easy access to more than 100 wineries and thousands of acres of vineyards in every direction. A brief drive will take you through the valley’s 17 viticulture areas offering a broad range of new and historic wineries, tasting rooms, galleries, events and restaurants.
Santa Rosa is always ready to party. The Sonoma County Harvest Festival, the Luther Burbank Rose Parade, art fairs and cultural festivals are just a few of the year-round civic celebrations and events.
The spectacular Sonoma Coast, scenic hiking trails throughout the Valley, the famed Redwoods and literally hundreds of wineries are all within a brief drive. Railroad Square has a station on the newly opened Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) that runs from Larkspur to Cloverdale. So come home to Blume, then get out and explore!