West County is a local nickname for the small towns built on the Russian River, including Sebastopol, Guerneville, Forestville, Graton, Cazadero, Duncan Mills and Occidental.

Riverside towns are known for being more rural than urban areas such as downtown Santa Rosa, steeped in redwoods, focused on arts, crafts, and slower paced.

Although West County has a higher rate of flooding during the rainy season than other areas, the area’s proximity to the Russian River and surrounding redwoods usually attracts homebuyers interested in outdoor activities.

Click the gallery above to see our recently listed West County homes