Our Town

Occidental (population 1,126) was established in 1876 as the final stop on the North Pacific Coast Railroad. 

“Occidental’s modern-day charms are rooted in its past. As you explore, you’ll find many local nods to that Western railway heritage, including businesses housed in a former train station, railroad saloon, and boarding house. Occidental’s time as a transportation hot spot made it a popular vacation destination, a reputation it still holds….Today, discover a laid-back, eclectic stop along the scenic Bohemian Highway.”  – Sonoma County Website

Community Resources

Occidental is governed by the Occidental Community Services District, which is responsible for local water, waste treatment, and our fire department. Visit their website to learn about upcoming events, how to get involved, and access meeting information, agendas and minutes.

Visiting the Occidental Community Council website is also a great way to learn about happenings in Occidental. A group of volunteers came together to create a vibrant online hub for both visitors and Occidental locals alike. Discover local attractions, events, and the rich tapestry of stories that make Occidental a truly special place.

Fire-Related Resources

NOTE: for emergencies, always start by calling 911.

Neighborhood Resources