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Santa Rosa, California 37 Reviews | Leave a Comment


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


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

What Bert Has To Say About Santa Rosa-Petaluma 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.


Quick Facts About Santa Rosa

    The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa is 5.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Rosa jobs have Increased by 2.81 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Rosa's cost of living is 48.80% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Santa Rosa's population is 167,207 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.77 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Santa Rosa is $392,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 21.20 percent.
    Santa Rosa public schools spend $11,035 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.6 students per teacher in Santa Rosa.

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Santa Rosa California
Can't wait to get outa here. When I do, I'm taking the... (read more)
re: Gangs and Violence - 4/4/2007
She's full of it, I think she is mistaken about her location. From her review she makes Santa Rosa sound like Los Angeles. Keep it real people, that's a bunch of... (read more)
re: Good and bad... - 11/27/2006
The houses on the east hills of the city are minimal and the view of the mountains is still gorgeous, there aren't that many homes up there but the ones that are make... (read more)
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