About Forestville

Aerial View of ForestvilleForestville is located in the coastal region of Northern California in the heart of Sonoma County. Forestville's gently rolling hills are punctuated with stately redwoods, lush vineyards, and the majestic Russian River as it winds its way to the Pacific Ocean.

A quiet little community half an hour from the Pacific coast and about an hour north of the Golden Gate, Forestville retains a low-key family-oriented atmosphere. Longtime residents and new arrivals work together to constantly improve the quality of life for all.

Surrounded by green hillsides, vineyards and forestlands to the Russian River, Forestville maintains its rural character and scenic beauty while allowing for a responsible level of growth.

We are an active community

Though Forestville is not an incorporated city, its friendly residents take pride in providing for the community's need.

  • An outstanding Volunteer Fire Department protects the town.
  • The people own and operate the beautiful Forestville Youth Park , which is funded by an annual weekend parade, barbecue, and fair -- the largest annual social event in town.

  • Forestville also boasts excellent schools with caring teachers and administrators.
  • The Prime Timers is an active senior citizens group and travel club.

In the press

Senior Citizen Travel: Seniors Seek Fun Time in Forestville

SF Gate: 'Good life' of Wine Country with small-town charm in Forestville

San Jose Mercury News: Quick escape to Forestville packs plenty to do