The founders of Oakmont built a community that is about more than real estate. It’s about lifestyle. Oakmonters are a diverse yet connected community. Residents can find camaraderie and pursue their interests and passions close to home or in the broader Sonoma community and Bay Area.
Yours For the Choosing
Oakmont is the best place for the rest of your life, offering an array of activities to stimulate the body and mind. Whatever your interests, you’ll likely find a welcoming group in Oakmont.
Many of Oakmont’s clubs and organizations are aimed at active living. Along with a gym and sports facilities, walking, biking and hiking trails abound in three nearby park preserves. Fitness classes, from balance and strength to Zumba and aerobics, are led by professional instructors. Dancing, swimming, and social gatherings are important elements in Oakmont’s active lifestyle.
Intellectual stimulation is found in the numerous classes, lectures and discussion groups that are open to all residents. The Oakmont Life Long Learning program, offered in collaboration with Sonoma State University and other regional universities, is a favorite of Oakmonters, and the Oakmont Sunday Symposium presents a knowledgeable speaker on a diverse range of important topics nearly every Sunday morning. Music at Oakmont, a professional concert series, is just one example of the wide variety of musical and performance opportunities available at Oakmont and in the region.
Beautiful and functional facilities house Oakmont events, activities and clubs.
The Berger Center, with its large stage and hardwood dance floor, is Oakmont’s largest auditorium, where the most popular concerts and dances are held. It is also the site for many of the Life Long Learning classes with professors from Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College providing programs.
Modeled after the hop kiln that stood near there in the middle of 20th century, the West Rec Center offers tennis, swimming, spa and ping pong and has recently been extensively renovated. The upper level includes a floating hardwood floor for exercise and dance classes and kitchen facilities for parties and other gatherings. Nearby are are a picnic area and bocce ball courts.
With a breathtaking view of Hood Mountain, the East Rec center pool is used by lane swimmers year round. Two of its four tennis courts are currently shared by pickle pickleball enthusiasts. There is also a billiards room accessed through the pool area. The upper level has a large meeting room where Movies at Oakmont are played and the Sunday Symposium meets Sept. through June.
The Central Activities Center is the newest Oakmont facility. The building includes an honor-system library, a Technology Learning Center, an Arts and Crafts room, where art seminars and live model classes are held, and a card and game room. The Fitness Center has state-of-the-art equipment, an available trainer and a separate weight room area.
Working the Body, Engaging the Mind
From tennis to lawn bowling, you can be as active as you want to be. People choose to join sports clubs and classes or work out individually in one of three pools and recreation centers.
Whether it’s a vigorous workout at the gym or a stimulating discussion with the current events club, Oakmont pays attention to body, mind and spirit.
Even though our 125+ clubs and organizations provide almost unlimited opportunities within Oakmont, there are myriad exciting attractions beyond our village boundaries — and most within an hour’s drive. Here are just a few of your many options, with their Website links:
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It’s all here for you! Everything from the finest in classical music to jazz, blues, and more!
- The Santa Rosa Symphony
- Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
- Sonoma State University: The Green Center
- A treasured annual event is the Russian River Blues Festival.
- McNear’s Mystic Theatre in nearby Petaluma is a perennial favorite!
- Jazz lovers flock to Sonoma for the annual jazz festival.
Some are literally just across the road! Most offer food and wine pairings, tours, and on-site musical events.
- St. Francis Winery and Vineyards
- Ledson Winery and Vineyards
- Kunde Family Estate
- Landmark Vineyards
- Chateau St. Jean – Sonoma
More than 400 wineries call Sonoma County home.
Here’s a complete listing.
A range of highly regarded Michelin and Zagat rated restaurants are accessible to Oakmont. Some of the area’s finest include:
- John Ash & Company (Santa Rosa)
- The French Laundry (Yountville, Napa Valley)
- Farmer’s Markets are a must for “foodies” that do their own thing, and Sonoma County has some of the best! Find everything from fresh salmon, just-picked produce, and art from local craftsmen. Come and get it!
For the kids – and grandkids!
Charles Schulz rose to fame in Santa Rosa. Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, and the entire Peanuts gang live on at the Charles Schulz museum.
More fun! Let’s go skating with Snoopy!
And, in historic Sonoma, the young and old alike love TrainTown!
Lions, Tigers, and Giraffes – Oh My! They’re all waiting at nearby Safari West Wildlife Park.
You Can Almost Hear The Engines Revving From Here!
At nearby Infineon Raceway, share the excitement of NASCAR, Superbike, NHRA, and American LeMans series races! You’ll be there in less than an hour from Oakmont.
Our wonderful climate is a the perfect environment for those who enjoy nature’s bounty. That’s why famed horticulturist, Luther Burbank, settled in Santa Rosa. Explore his beautifully preserved home and gardens – just 15 minutes from Oakmont!
Other lovely local garden spots include:
Bouverie Preserve – A rich and diverse plant and animal sanctuary
Quarry Hill – An Asian woodland
The Robert Ferguson Observatory, also known as the Valley of the Moon Observatory, is just minutes away from Oakmont in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. The observatory contains three world-class telescopes and is open January though November.