Santa Rosa

38.4404° N, 122.7141° W

A luxe and romantic area with a fantastic food and wine scene


Welcome to Santa Rosa

A little over 50 miles north of San Francisco is Santa Rosa, a romantic and relaxed area that is highly sought-after by homebuyers. Known to many for its fantastic wineries and iconic central location in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa is a stylish and sophisticated community that residents adore. Boasting both a serene atmosphere as well as a bustling, high-energy social scene, Santa Rosa is an ideal community for those who desire easy access to conveniences and tremendous choice for housing, activities and schools.


Neighborhoods in Santa Rosa tend to be well-kept and impressive. The area has several different styles of homes, giving buyers plenty of options to explore. Featuring both rustic manors on sprawling properties as well as contemporary new builds with modern finishes, there is a diverse range of options for buyers to discover here. 


What to Love

  • Diverse and welcoming communities
  • Several hidden gems that locals love to visit and support
  • A friendly atmosphere and with numerous activities



Local Lifestyle

Santa Rosa locals tend to live elegant and social lives. The area is known for its impressive food and wine scene, which draws plenty of foodies to move to the area. The vineyards here are also extremely impressive, and it is common for residents to spend their weekends enjoying wine tastings with friends. 


There are also various activities that residents enjoy doing during their leisure time here. The community is very walkable, so oftentimes, people can be spotted jogging or strolling through their neighborhoods. Additionally, there are several parks and community green spaces throughout the area. Annadel State Park is one major destination for locals to enjoy, as it offers a peaceful pocket of untouched nature and stunning scenery.  


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Santa Rosa is known for its impressive array of restaurants. There are many diverse eateries, giving residents plenty of options to explore and test here. One hip spot to visit is The Spinster Sisters. This cool restaurant serves New American fare in a stylish and romantic setting. Guests can expect an elevated ambiance, and the eatery boasts both an indoor dining room as well as an outdoor garden space. Menu highlights include the grilled octopus, roasted beet salad, and buttermilk roasted chicken. Ideal for a date night or small group dinner, The Spinster Sisters is a can’t-miss spot. 


Willi’s Wine Bar is another fabulous option in the Santa Rosa area. Serving a diverse array of small plates, this is perfect for those who want to try a little bit of everything. Thanks to its charming cottage setting and welcoming patio, this is the ultimate approachable dining space. Be sure to try the Curried Crab Tacos, the Flash Fried Calamari, and the Wild Mushroom Mac and Cheese. Also featuring an extensive wine menu, this is a lovely spot to enjoy a lively meal with friends!


Santa Rosa has several shopping destinations for locals to explore. Montgomery Village is one fashionable spot that residents enjoy visiting. This open-air mall offers more than 75 retail and commercial outlets, and it is a swanky spot that locals love browsing on a bright weekend morning. With well-known brands such as Chico’s, Lululemon, and Soma as well as several small businesses and boutiques, this is a wonderful destination that residents love to browse.


Things to Do

There are several things for locals of Santa Rosa to do during their free time! For those looking to get inspired, be sure to check out the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. A venue that hosts dance, theater, comedy, and music performances, this is a wonderful location to enjoy during a date night with a partner or as a family. With several different programs and performers, this is simultaneously an educational and exciting spot to check out!


For those who desire a more peaceful activity, be sure to explore the many golf courses in the area. The Fountaingrove Club is a luxe country club in the area, and its golf course is second to none. Designed by Ted Robinson Sr., this course has an impressive layout and scenic views of mountains and rolling hills at every hole. Challenging yet accessible to golfers of all skill levels, locals love booking a tee time and getting out on the green here. 



Santa Rosa has several education options for families in the area to explore. The community has an impressive public school system, and there are also many private options to consider. Santa Rosa French-American Charter School is one school that is frequently highlighted in the area. With a curriculum focused on creating global and multi-ethnic perspectives in students, this is a wonderful education option where students can take in a wide array of ideas.

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