Santa Rosa, CASanta Rosa, CA sits nestled in beautiful Sonoma County, about 55 miles north of San Francisco; it is the largest city within this awe-inspiring county. Located in the wine country, this vibrant city is not far from the Pacific Ocean, yet hosts an overwhelming beauty in the area just surrounding it. Several films have used Santa Rosa for filming, including the classic, "Peggy Sue Got Married" and "The Candidate" along with many others. Living here is a bit more expensive than in other parts of California, yet the cost of transportation and utilities is less.
Rental prices are higher than in many other California locations, and housing costs reflect the desirability of Sonoma County as a scenic and picture-perfect place to live. In general, the housing costs in Santa Rosa are more than twice the average of housing costs in the United States, as well as somewhat more than homes in other California locations. Santa Rosa, near the downtown area, includes homes with abundant charm and history.
Santa Rosa is the former home of Luther Burbank, and one thing that residents and visitors like to do is stroll the beautiful Luther Burbank Gardens, near the downtown area. Located not far from the courthouse, its peaceful setting offers serenity as well as activities. Spend the day with family at Spring Lake Park, where they can swim, paddle, or go boating. The Charles M. Schulz Museum brings smiles to all, as Charlie Brown and the gang live through photos, memorabilia and tribute art. And to add to family fun, the Sonoma County Children's Museum is right next door to the Charles M. Schulz Museum. The Railroad Square Historic District offers shopping and dining in a setting of stone buildings. Residents enjoy the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, where culture and concerts take place through music, dance and theater. Airplane buffs will enjoy living near the Pacific Coast Air Museum. Travel 20 minutes southeast to the Jack London State Park, with the home site and ranch of this well-known author. And of course, living in Santa Rosa, you'll be close to the fabulous wineries and stunning vistas of Napa and Sonoma Counties.
Biking is a popular way to get around town as well as to see the rest of the county. There are many bicycle trails near Santa Rosa. There are bus routes throughout the city. Sonoma County Transit also provides buses that go between cities, such as a bus from Santa Rosa to Healdsburg or Sebastopol.
There are abundant reasons to call Santa Rosa home. Culture, beauty and proximity to San Francisco make this an ideal location for those who enjoy a quality life, surrounded by memorable scenery and views.