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Pros

-Year-round climate
-Nearby coastline
-Close to San Francisco

Cons

-Cost of living and housing
-Long crowded commutes
-Air quality


What Bert Has To Say About Santa Rosa Metro Area


Santa Rosa, an area of rugged hills and valleys north of San Francisco, is the commercial center of a broad set of suburban communities and small towns making up Sonoma County. Geographically this area is just north of Marin County, the upscale set of San Francisco suburbs, and extends into open and unsettled areas far north of the city. Santa Rosa itself lies along U.S. 101 near the communities of Rohnert Park, home of a California State University campus and some high tech industry, and Petaluma, a growing former agricultural center. Just east across a low mountain range is the wine-growing center of Sonoma, and west the area extends to the rugged Pacific coastline.


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Quick Facts About Petaluma


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Petaluma is 3.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Petaluma jobs have Increased by 2.24 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Petaluma's cost of living is 81.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Petaluma's population is 60,438 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 39.96 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Petaluma is $603,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -6.16%.
    SCHOOLS
    Petaluma public schools spend $10,006 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.1 students per teacher in Petaluma.

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  4/3/2017
Nice but un Safe

Very nice city but unsafe. For example we all eat at El Dorado Mexican Grill taco truck and the owner Saul Vega Robles is a DEA fugitive for over 10 years and an illegal... (Read More)

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  1/19/2012
its spendy here in california

cost of living in the san francisco area and to the north is getting more costly every... (Read More)

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  2/28/2008
Petaluma - A nice place to live.

Having grown up in Monterey California and having just moved from 10+ years in Rincon Valley of Santa Rosa, Petaluma has furthered the gift of living in an area that... (Read More)

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