The nearest grocery store is in Occidental, about 5 minutes up the road from Camp Meeker. There are larger stores, like Safeway and Wholefoods, in Sebastopol, about 20 minutes away. The closest hospital is Palm Drive, also in Sebastopol and recently reopened. The utility rates are the same as any location in California with the exception of the water. Camp Meeker is served by a water district and the water bill is generally about $50/mth. Hope this helps.