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Discover the Magic
Mendocino County is located on the North Coast of California and a scenic drive about 2.5 hours north of San Francisco. Mendocino County has approximately 3,878 sq. miles of land and water. The highest elevation of 6,958 ft and a population of 92,729 (2023). Mendocino County is rich with beautiful forests showing off the largest redwood trees in the state and a myriad of wineries, distilleries, breweries, museums, art centers, events, and outdoor activities.
Mendocino County is a wonderful place for young professionals, an ideal place to raise a family and a beautiful place to retire. Mendocino County altogether has twenty-six small cities & towns with Ukiah being the largest with a population of 16,800 (2023).
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Heart Of The Redwoods
Willits, Ca. is the Heart of Mendocino County and the Gateway to the Redwoods. Located inland of the Mendocino Coast, Willits is a small community with a population of 4,969 (2021). Willits is most known for being the final home for one of the greatest racehorses, Seabiscuit.
The City of Willits lay in the valley with additional small bedroom communities just up the hill in the beautiful Township of Brooktrails.
Willits is a small community with a big spirit. Centrally located in the county, Willits is full of charm! From the beautiful mountain surroundings, year-round events, several restaurants, robust brewery, a movie theater, farmers markets, boutique retail shops, salons & barbers, a small public airport, and more!
Here’s a closer look at what Willits has to offer. Find information, links, and other tools to help you better discover some of the wonderful features that help to make Willits so special.
While Mendocino County offers a variety of recreational activities like kayaking, canoeing, hiking, railbike rides and more. You will find that Willits offers golfing and disc golf, kayaking & rafting, camping, hunting & fishing, swimming pools & river swimming holes, hiking, cycling, bird watching, several parks, backroads, and more!
Willits hold several events throughout the year from the Willits Frontier Days, Rodeo, Carnival, Car Show & Community Festival, Hometown Celebration, Harvest Moon Celebration, Halloween Trick-or-Treating with local businesses, Roots of Motive Power Events, Live Music in the Park, Art Shows & Exhibits weekly Farmer’s Market, and so much more!
Willits has all your day-to-day shopping needs covered, whether it is groceries, back-to-school shopping, holiday shopping, looking for a gift or building a new wardrobe, Willits is it.
Starting with Safeway to Grocery Outlet and Mariposa for all your organic grocery & holistic needs, Mendo Mill & Coast hardware stores, several apparel & footwear like JD Redhouse & Co., Moon Lady & Moon Man Maverick Boutique, Buttercups Children’s Boutique, Florist, Toy Stores like Imagination Station Educational Toy Depot, The Book Juggler, and so much more!
Housing in Willits is more reasonably priced compared to city housing. You will find apartments to ranch homes and all in-between. Whether living in city limits or outside city limits in or around the hills, you will love the community feel, the beauty of surrounding nature while still having convenience close by.
Willits offers a plethora of educational opportunities for the whole family. You will find a great preschool & childcare center, public K-12 schools, charter elementary K-5th grade & charter 6th – 12th grade school, along with independent study for primary grades, and along with a great community college with several branches throughout the county and online classes. Mendocino College North County Center in Willits is one of the onsite branch location.
There are schools that offer an after-school program & activities, extracurricular activities, volunteer opportunities and more! Mendocino County Office of Education is a wonderful resource for early learning & care to a Workability program for youngsters in high school.