Most area experts agree that the name Mendocino was derived from Cape Mendocino, which lies at its northern boundary. There is some disagreement as to which 16th Century Spanish Viceroy Cape Mendocino was named in honor of, because there are two likely candidates, both named Mendoza. But Mendocino is a form of the family name Mendoza.
Mendocino is situated on 2 million acres and is home to more than 1,000 year-round residents. Here are photos of a few of its majestic and magical homes.
Elizabeth Weintraub is a Broker-Associate, DRE#00697006 at Lyon Real Estate in Sacramento, CA.