Welcome to Santa Rosa
diverse and established destination in sonoma county
Nestled among picturesque valleys and rugged hills north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa is a spacious, beautiful city in Northern California. The city sprawls across Santa Rosa plain, flanked by the U.S. Route 101 Corridor, giving it easy access to the rest of its surroundings. With a pervasive family-friendly atmosphere and numerous neighborhoods suited to each individual, many families and young professionals are drawn to Santa Rosa.
With the first known European settlers making their way to the area around the early 1800s, Santa Rosa quickly became established with the founding of a post office and a Wells Fargo branch as early as the 1850s. The third incorporated city in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa came into its own during and after World War II due to its proximity to the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field of Santa Rosa and its sunny streets and cheerful disposition.
Today, Santa Rosa’s historical beginnings and burgeoning destination status are on full display. Aided by the city’s commitment to its history, attractive architecture is found throughout the area, from stately Gothic and Greek Revival dating back to the early 1800s to striking Queen Anne, Italianate, and Stick/Eastlake styles of the turn of the century, to bungalows and single-family homes from the 1950s and beyond. Charmed by both a historic downtown and a wealth of eateries, not to mention community involvement, Santa Rosa appeals to many young professionals and families.
Things to Love
- Delightful warm Mediterranean climate ideal for enjoying the outdoors
- Renowned Wine Country for any tasting or event
- Enchantingly historic downtown replete with shops and boutiques
Santa Rosa basks in the sunshine of Northern California. A blossoming diverse community of young professionals and families, the city is characterized by local artisans, Wine Country, and a mix of culture and the outdoors that’s sure to satisfy. Stable and inviting, this community is on the rise with a thriving restaurant scene and welcoming neighborhoods.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The largest city in Sonoma County, it’s no wonder Santa Rosa has more than enough to offer when it comes to delightful eateries and stylish shops. Between Wine Country and its commitment to family-forward living, Santa Rosa delivers.
An upscale oasis of Asian and Southern dishes, Bird & The Bottle
provides ambiance and unique dishes bursting with flavor. Monti’s
is a shining example of Santa Rosa’s delicious American-Mediterranean cuisine. Since they’re located within the deluxe Montgomery Village
, grabbing lunch during a retail excursion has never been easier — or more delicious.
Make a reservation at the Santa Rosa-famous Stark’s Steak & Seafood
to unwind in an atmosphere of brick and dark woods while enjoying the famously appetizing Stark’s steak. Or, enjoy the warm, inviting vibe of SEA Thai Bistro
for some creative twists on Southeast Asian cuisine that’s sure to make your mouth water.
Things to Do
Santa Rosa may be large, but that doesn’t mean it sacrifices livability for natural spaces. On the contrary, the city prides itself on community and many green spaces to suit any occasion.
Relish the panoramic views of Taylor Mountain Regional Park
, which is not only the perfect spot to take this year’s Christmas card photo but also for accessibility, equestrian trails, and more. Head over to Trione-Annadel State Park
for miles of trails for biking, hiking, mountain biking, trail riding, and even birding.
All 820 acres of North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park
are stunning, but perhaps none more so than its 4-mile section of the Ridge Trail, which takes hikers from the breathtaking views of ferns and redwood trees to Santa Rosa’s astonishing peaks and valleys. Meanwhile, Hood Mountain Regional Park
offers 2,000 acres of rugged wilderness parks perfect for any adventure into the outdoors.
Inquire within for more information on all of the wonderful schools Santa Rosa has to offer - we will help guide you in a direction that will work best for your family and your children!