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Ukiah Valley Vineyard toward Cow Mountain


Ukiah – The Heart of Mendocino County

Ukiah is the only place where you can sip wine from America’s greenest wine region or sample a locally brewed ale, hike amongst some of the tallest redwood trees in the world, and relax in a naturally warm and carbonated mineral spring…all in the same day. Ukiah is where the redwoods meet the vines, a place where year-round events draw locals and visitors together, and where the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.

Sunset Magazine has praised Ukiah’s “19th-century architecture, charming tree-lined neighborhoods, and it’s laid-back vibe.”

The wonderfully temperate climate coupled with family-oriented living, unmatched recreational opportunities, a reasonable cost of living and a skilled work force combine to make Ukiah, California, a superb place to visit, work, locate a business and to establish a comfortable lifestyle. Situated on the busy Highway 101 corridor, Ukiah has managed to preserve its small-town feel while acting as a focal point for business and culture throughout Northern California.

Our residents are pleased with the life they enjoy here and, with San Francisco only 100 miles to the south, they appreciate their easy access to Bay Area resources. Protected by the encircling coastal ranges, the City of Ukiah is nestled in the Yokayo Valley in southern Mendocino County. Our average summer temperature ranges from the 80s to 90s and our average winter temperature is 46 degrees. It’s a climate that’s just about perfect all year. Visit Ukiah…you may just want to stay.

Within the city limits are approximately 15,500 residents. The Greater Ukiah area, including adjacent valleys and connecting communities, is home to more than 40,000. Many people who have come to live in Ukiah have chosen our community for the high quality of life it offers.