With a striking view of Hood Mountain to the east, Santa Rosa is a city immersed in natural beauty, situated 55 miles north of San Francisco. Despite its proximity to redwood forests and the Santa Rosa Creek, Santa Rosa offers a thriving downtown area with popular restaurants, exciting nightlife, and entertaining performing arts centers. Apartment renting is available throughout the city, making it an ideal place for any resident to call home.
Forbes ranked the Santa Rosa metropolitan area within the top 200 Best Places for Business and Careers in 2007. Top area employers include the County of Sonoma, Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph Health System, and Agilent Technologies. Beer brewing is an especially popular industry in the area with Moonlight Brewing Company and Russian River Brewing Company calling Santa Rosa home.
Santa Rosa is most well-known for being a part of California’s “Wine Country.” With mild weather year-round that is perfect for producing grapes, the city contains many of Sonoma County’s 200 wineries, most of which host tours and wine tastings. For recreation, Annadel State Park offers 35 miles of hiking trails, and Jack London State Historic Park is a tribute to the famous author, containing the cottage in which he wrote books and short stories.
Colleges and universities in the area include the University of San Francisco at Santa Rosa, Sonoma State University, Santa Rosa Junior College, and Empire College. Santa Rosa’s downtown area contains every form of entertainment you could ask for – restaurants, nightlife, shopping, historic walking tours, museums, and performing arts centers. With a city that offers so much, one visit won’t due; renting an apartment in Santa Rosa is the only way to experience this California city to the fullest.