Welcome to Santa Rosa
A picturesque suburban city known for its award-winning wineries and ample green spaces
As one of the largest communities in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa has much to offer its residents. Serene outdoor spaces, dozens of acclaimed restaurants, nearby conveniences, and some of the country’s best wineries are all found here. The area is home to a population of 179,701. It is approximately 55 miles north of San Francisco and about 16 miles north of Petaluma. Compared to surrounding cities, homes in Santa Rosa are an exceptional value for prospective buyers. One can easily find a wonderful property that fits nearly every budget. From spacious single-family homes to charming bungalows, this city has it all.
Santa Rosa has an unparalleled reputation for its dining and winery scene. Minutes from home, you can enjoy wine tastings at world-class vineyards or a delicious meal at a top-tier restaurant. Planning a meal out on the town? Residents are particularly fond of the menu offerings at Bird & the Bottle, Ca’Bianca, Jackson's Bar and Oven, John Ash & Co., Monti’s, Riviera Ristorante, Hank's Creekside Restaurant, Santa Rosa Seafood Raw Bar and Grill, Stark's Steak & Seafood, and FRANCHETTIS’ Gasthaus + Kitchen. Wine novices and enthusiasts can enjoy tasting experiences at a seemingly endless list of wineries. Area must-visits include Trecini Winery, Inspiration Vineyards - Winery & Tasting Room, Carol Shelton Wines, Battaglini Estate Winery, and Hook & Ladder Vineyards & Winery. This list is just a small sampling of the fabulous wineries that have chosen to make Santa Rosa their home.
In the mood for a bit of shopping? There are plenty of locally-owned and national retailers throughout Santa Rosa. Among locals, one popular destination is Montgomery Village. Offering a premier selection of shops, visitors can browse the selection at lululemon, Design Jewelers, Penzeys Spices, Kaleidoscope Toys, and Sur La Table. Santa Rosa’s Historic 4th Street is another shopping and dining hotspot that you won’t want to miss. Aside from visiting restaurants, stores, and wineries, Santa Rosa has ample to do and see in your free time. Nature lovers have an abundance of outdoor spaces to explore, including Trione-Annadel State Park, Hood Mountain Regional Park, and Howarth Park. Those who enjoy playing golf should book their next tee time at Bennett Valley Golf Course, Valley of the Moon Club, or at Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club.
Another major draw for families is Santa Rosa’s outstanding public schools. Close to home, there is a marvelous selection of highly-rated elementary, middle, and high schools.