5.5 out of 10

Occidental Rd, Occidental

38.4081400434341 -122.935899359274
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5

"Sleepy Redwood Street"

Occidental Road is one of the few access points to get into Occidental from the more populated Sonoma Valley (the other one being Graton Road). Like the rest of the town, the road is quiet, peaceful, and lined in redwood trees. It is also somewhat scary to drive on (though nothing in comparison to similar roads on the Peninsula), poorly maintained, and has abysmal cell phone reception.

I haven't quite figured out yet where people in Occidental live, since the town seems to be mainly comprised of camps and through roads, but I think some of the residents live here in country homes nestled in the redwoods. Real estate here is surprisingly expensive, given how back woods this area feels.

But it is a beautiful, scenic drive and a lovely escape for those who live in nearby Santa Rosa.
  • Scenic drive
  • Quiet
  • Nature all around
  • Not for urban dwellers
  • Poor cell phone reception
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers

Unranked Streets in Occidental

2nd St

"It's all Relative..."
38.406815448415 -122.946481185013

3rd St

"Does the Trick"
38.4074178311321 -122.946874426703

Graton Rd

"Charming Cow-Town"
38.4157238628897 -122.940035404085
"Sleepy Redwood Street"
38.4081400434341 -122.935899359274

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