Penngrove is one of those towns that has its own unique style. It’s small, unincorporated community between Petaluma and Cotati at the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and Petaluma Hill Road, nestled in the foothills of Sonoma Mountain.
It is a short main street village with several unlikely shops, restaurants and bars that are known mainly to locals. California Audio and Video has been selling quality components at great prices for decades. There are several historic building including the Post Office, the Penngrove Community Church, and the Penngrove School.
Located in the remnants of a historic grove called Penn's Grove, it was previously a freight rail station on the Northwest Pacific Railroad as well as a center for egg and chicken farming, much like its close neighbor Petaluma. Today many live here to enjoy an easy commute with wide open spaces and vistas. Weather is a little cooler than many areas due to the marine influence and fog that comes over the gap in hills west of Petaluma.
The train tracks that roll through town will be part of the new SMART train traveling through Marin and Sonoma Counties.