Many long time Sonoma County residents have been a little skeptical of Windsor. In the immortal words of Gertrude Stein about her childhood home in Oakland, “there is no there, there.” That may have been a little unfair since Windsor has a long history as an important farming town and market center. The residential building boom in the last thirty years has converted the sleepy town into a typical subidivision town, but with the new efforts going on in the town core, tt’s time to reconsider.
In the last few years old downtown Windsor has been rebuilt with a smart new mixed-use pedestrian friendly core. The new buildings are vibrant and represent a new burst of creativity for this town between Santa Rosa and Healdsburg along the Highway 101 corridor.