Larkfield is an unincorporated community in Sonoma County, California, United States. Larkfield is nestled between the rolling hills of the Mayacamas Mountains and the Russian River wine growing region. Located between the City of Santa Rosa and the Town of Windsor, Larkfield is positioned perfectly to cater to retirees, growing families and the business community. It is a family-friendly community which includes the Mark West Unified School District. Less than 30-minutes to the Pacific Ocean, 60-minutes to San Francisco and a mere 12-miles to Calistoga, Larkfield’s backyard includes something for everyone.
We love our community because of its commitment to our schools, healthcare systems (Sutter and Kaiser are just down the street), and the fine arts (yes, we even have the Luther Burbank Center in our neighborhood!). Not to mention the thriving business community we all cherish and support.
But most importantly, we love our community because of the people – our neighbors! Walk down any street and you will see what we mean – friendly, outgoing and passionate about our community. That is why we created the Larkfield Resilience Fund. As neighbors in this community we have chosen to come together and support one another as we navigate this difficult process.
On October 9, 2017 our city was forever changed when it was devastated by the Tubbs Fire. The Tubbs Fire is one of the most destructive wildfires in California history, destroying over 5500 structures in Santa Rosa with more than 750 in the Larkfield-Wikiup area alone. Entire neighborhoods were completely leveled by the firestorm, leaving NOTHING in its wake. Many families evacuated in the early morning hours with minutes to spare as flames were barreling down Mark West Springs Road from Calistoga. Priceless keepsakes were left behind, beloved family pets were lost, and lives were forever altered. In the year that has followed families and neighborhoods have band together with incredible resilience to rebuild the community that they love.
With your help these neighborhoods will be able to replant trees, replace infrastructure that is otherwise unfunded and establish emergency preparedness plans that will help them to be better organized for what may come in the future.