I got inspired to write today by a question from a Silicon Valley dweller. He asked about getaway properties, distances from highways and cities, peace and quiet and related issues. This is a topic worthy of an extended discussion, so I’m going to break those topics down into separate posts over the next few days. For now, the main message I want to convey is that Sonoma County is an excellent land and housing value along the Highway 101 corridor. From Salinas in the south to Cloverdale at the north end of Sonoma County, none of the other counties are as affordable. Speaking as someone who adopted Sonoma County just as Luther Burbank did, I can’t imagine that any of the other counties is better for growing things either. I’ll provide some statistical basis for my arguments in another post.