Santa Rosa

An agricultural paradise that is also a dense suburban area.

Welcome to Santa Rosa

Diverse dining options and excellent residential amenities.
 
An agricultural paradise that is also a dense suburban area, Santa Rosa is beautiful and expansive. Known as the heart of California wine country, the area features many wineries. For longtime residents of the area, there's no better way to spend an afternoon than at one of these stunning wineries, enjoying a glass of the local vintage while snacking on fine cheese. However, those of all interests and ages can find plenty to enjoy in Santa Rosa - a city that prides itself on its easy access to the best of California.
 

What to Love

  • Bike-friendly and pet friendly
  • Many excellent restaurants
  • Well-appointed residential streets
  • Beautiful vineyard views
 

Local Lifestyle

Santa Rosa has a cool vibe and endless things to do. With such easy access to the rest of California, including a regional airport that offers service to more than 20 destinations, tourists view Santa Rosa as a hotspot. Still, residents appreciate the charming, urbane atmosphere in the area and love the way that the streets and common areas are maintained. Down any given street, you'll find beautiful and stately homes, lovingly-maintained parks, and stunning landscaping and porch decor.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Regardless of what you crave, you'll find a restaurant to suit you in Santa Rosa. Grossman's Noshery & Bar is the perfect lunch spot, a casual New York-style deli that offers perfectly-prepared Jewish fare in an inviting setting, while the Russian River Brewing Company features a homey vibe and plenty of comfort food favorites, including pizza and burgers. For a cozy dining spot, you won't find anything better than Willi's Wine Bar. This roadhouse cottage offers a full menu of delicious eats and plenty of seating space on the attached patio.
 
Sazón Authentic Peruvian Cuisine is a real standout in Santa Rosa, a family-run eatery that serves traditional Peruvian food in a relaxing setting. For upscale nights out, locals head to Stark's Steak & Seafood. This classic eatery features everything from hand-cut steaks to indulgent pasta. If Southern-style grub is your game, you'll love Bird & The Bottle, a stylish restaurant with a menu that takes inspiration from both Southern and Asian cuisines.
 

Things to Do

As a popular tourist hub, there's always plenty to see and do in Santa Rosa. The Russian River Brewing Company is the site of the annual release of the Pliny the Younger brew, a highly-anticipated beer that has earned a major fan following. The Vineman Ironman is an iconic triathlon that takes place in Santa Rosa every year, while the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts features programs for guests of all interests, from live music to sculpture showcases.
 
Santa Rosa Junior College is a beloved local educational institution with programs designed to help students succeed. Country Summer Music Festival is one of the area's most-anticipated events, hosted at the Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, while the Sonoma County Fair is one of the state's most acclaimed and popular fairs. Here, you'll find vendors, live music, performances, and all kinds of delicious food.
 
 

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Overview for Santa Rosa, CA

179,213 people live in Santa Rosa, where the median age is 40 and the average individual income is $41,880. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

179,213

Total Population

40 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$41,880

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa has 67,662 households, with an average household size of 2.6. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Santa Rosa do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 179,213 people call Santa Rosa home. The population density is 4,214.05 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

179,213

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40

Median Age

48.57 / 51.43%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
67,662

Total Households

2.6

Average Household Size

$41,880

Average individual Income

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Schools in Santa Rosa, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Santa Rosa. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Village Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Sheppard Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Helen M. Lehman Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
J. X. Wilson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Santa Rosa Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
North Valley School
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Luther Burbank Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Ridgway High (Continuation)
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
Kawana Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Rincon Valley Charter
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
James Monroe Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Proctor Terrace Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Rincon Valley Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
4/5
Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter
PUBLIC
5th - 6th
No rating available
North Valley School/Victor Treatment Center Inc
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Binkley Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Whited Elementary Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Roseland Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Steele Lane Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Albert F. Biella Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Hilliard Comstock Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
St Eugene's Cathedral School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Jack London Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Austin Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Hidden Valley Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Abraham Lincoln Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Bethlehem Children's Center & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Rincon Valley Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Morrice Schaefer Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Pivot Charter School - North Bay
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
Sequoia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Brook Hill Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
No rating available
Santa Rosa French-American Charter (SRFACS)
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
Cesar Chavez Language Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Robert L. Stevens Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Kid Street Learning Center Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
1/5
Spring Creek Matanzas Charter
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
Herbert Slater Middle
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5

Around Santa Rosa, CA

There's plenty to do around Santa Rosa, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
74
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
41
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Croix Estate Winery, Gentle Yoga with Nancy, and Wildflower Fitness & Massage.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.48 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.58 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.34 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.03 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.85 miles 32 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.8 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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