Santa Rosa, California 

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+7.1% since 2020

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9.3 / 7.0

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Best Places to Live in Santa Rosa, California

Santa Rosa, California is situated in the heart of Sonoma County and is known for its laid-back atmosphere and charming downtown area. The city has a vibrant arts community with galleries, studios, and theaters, as well as many wineries throughout the region that offer tours. Outdoor activities abound in the area, such as biking trails, golf courses, and hiking paths to explore. The city also houses a number of restaurants that serve up delicious local dishes. With its stunning scenery and array of activities to enjoy, Santa Rosa is an ideal destination for anyone looking to get away from it all! Small city / Suburban complex - Northern California, 40 miles north of San Francisco.
State: California
County: Sonoma County
Metro Area: Santa Rosa Metro Area
City: Santa Rosa
Zip Codes: 95403 95407 95404 95401 95409 95405
Cost of Living: 41.9% higher
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 167 ft above sea level

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Santa Rosa, Ca Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Year-round climate
Nearby coastline
Close to San Francisco
Cost of living and housing
Long crowded commutes
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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.


The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa is 6.2% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Santa Rosa jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Santa Rosa's cost of living is 41.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Santa Rosa's Cost of Living

June, August and July are the most pleasant months in Santa Rosa, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Sonoma county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 74.5% to 23.0%. More Voting Stats

Santa Rosa's population is 179,213 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 7.1%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 22.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Santa Rosa is Real Estate: $666,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.0%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Santa Rosa

It's a good time to buy in Santa Rosa. Home Appreciation is up 2.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Santa Rosa is $666,900.
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Reviews for Santa Rosa   42 Reviews
Really nice town with lots to do - 4/22/2022
I've lived her over 20 years and it's a pretty nice place. The main vibe is you feel safe doing this day or night. Most of the neighborhoods are well taken care of, they... Read More

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Avoid Santa Rosa like the plague! - 1/25/2021
Terrible city that's hurting for money. After going on a long hiatus from enforcing traffic laws, they've recently turned their highways into an ATM machine/cash cow by... Read More

The good, the bad and the ugly - 9/21/2020
I have lived here for over 30 years. In that time I have seen the traffic and crime increase. The crime and homelessness has increased dramatically. I have also... Read More

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