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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 Santa Rosa


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Rosa jobs have Increased by 2.24 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Rosa's cost of living is 62.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Santa Rosa's population is 174,972 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 54.42 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 41 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Santa Rosa is $496,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -13.92 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Santa Rosa public schools spend $10,006 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 22.2 students per teacher in Santa Rosa.

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