Living in Rio Dell

Real Estate Agent with Cornerstone Realty

Being a Realtor and also a resident of Rio Dell, I am often asked what Rio Dell is like.  I am here to shed some light on this beautiful town I call home. 

          Affordable Housing: The Rio Dell housing market is more affordable then many other areas.  In the last year, 27 single family residential homes have sold in Rio Dell.  The average sale price for these homes was $189,000.  This price range may be just perfect for the first time homebuyer.  Rio Dell may offer exactly what you are looking for.

          Schools: I must show my prejudice where they lie, and one is with the Rio Dell School District where my son attends.  I am married to a teacher at the school who is also the cross country and track coach.  Check out their API scores yourself at  The school offers a gamut of sports for your athletes and also has maintained their music program with Mr. Cox.  I absolutely loved the Christmas program this year with the mix of music and instruments! The after school program has a wonderful, caring staff and is also FREE! Lastly, but most important, the teachers are wonderful.  You will be pleasantly surprised with the expertise that the teachers bring everyday to our childrn.

          Necessities: You may be fearful that living in Rio Dell would mean you have to run “into town” (aka Fortuna) for the smallest of tasks.  You would be mistaken.  Rio Dell offers nearly anything you might need; The post office (which, by the way, is the best post office I’ve ever been to), grocery shopping at CC Market, Figureridos, restaurants including the yummy DJ’s Burger Bar and the Pizza Factory, barber shops, dentists, chiropractors and clinics.  Just a quick trip over the bridge into Scotia and your options grow even more. 

          Things To Do:  Oh, and the things to do in town!  A quick drive down Wildwood gives you an idea.  We have miniature golf, bocce ball, the park with playground equipment, baseball fields and the library.  One of my favorite things about Rio Dell is the access to the Eel River.  Personally, I like to ride my bike on the river bar and trails.  Others ATV and fish.  During the summer months Rio Dell hosts the Wildwood Days weekend and a Farmers Market.

          So there is a view of Rio Dell from my own eyes.  Yes, I would and do live in Rio Dell.  If you would like some more information on Rio Dell or on purchasing a home please send me an email at or call my cell at (707)498-3700.


Comments (2)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker


Thanks for the information on Rio Dell.  Must say I have never heard of your town but enjoyed reading what you had to say.

Mar 21, 2010 08:54 AM
Kim Quintal
Cornerstone Realty - Fortuna, CA

Richard- thanks for stopping by!

Mar 21, 2010 04:02 PM