Why you'd want to live in Santa Rosa
Ranked one of the best places to live in California. Santa Rosa is the largest city in Sonoma County and houses more than one-third of the county’s population on almost 42 square miles. In 2016 U.S News and World Reports declared Santa Rosa the 4th best place to live in California. Located just 50 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge and along the 101 Corridor, Santa Rosa is within minutes of some of Sonoma County’s most quintessential attractions. With a beautiful downtown, historic Railroad Square and vintage architecture, Santa Rosa offers the best of small town living with the conveniences of a large city. Santa Rosa is the gateway to some of the best Wine Country experiences in the world and is home to some of the most iconic wineries in California. Santa Rosa is home to almost as many restaurants as there are in all of Sonoma County combined. From local dives to world-class dining, foodies will never have to leave city limits. If you are a student of history, you will want to visit the Sonoma County Museum, Pacific Coast Air Museum, Indian Cultural Museum and the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Santa Rosa offers seemingly endless outdoor fun and activities at Spring Lake Park, Howarth Park, Annadel State Park and Hood Mountain Regional Park. Many of these parks are dog friendly and offer extensive biking, hiking and walking trails of varying degrees of difficulty.