Welcome to Santa Rosa
Thriving Sonoma County community with endless outdoor recreation
Santa Rosa is a thriving community in the heart of California’s Wine Country known for its incredible scenic views, outdoor recreational opportunities, and urban subculture. Deemed the hub of American cycling, Santa Rosa is a beautiful and active community with farm-to-table dining, biodynamic wineries, and a unique culture. Santa Rosa is one of Sonoma County’s most desirable neighborhoods, offering a sense of community, exceptional schools, and plenty of activities for residents to enjoy.
What to Love
- Endless indoor and outdoor activities to engage in
- A leader in the wine industry
- Artistic culture
- Culinary paradise
Santa Rosa was an early adopter of the farm-to-table movement, making this community an attractive place to live and visit. Because of the neighborhood’s influx of local produce, livestock, beer, and wine, many locals gravitate to Santa Rosa’s restaurants, markets, and vineyards to experience fresh foods and quality drinks. When residents aren’t partaking in Santa Rosa’s vibrant culinary scene, they spend their time staying active, with trips to Spring Lake for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
While Santa Rosa is famous for its award-winning wine, it’s also home to incredible upscale dining, entertainment, and shopping opportunities. Located in Historic Railroad Square, Starks Steak House is a casually elegant restaurant serving sustainable seafood and high-quality cuts of meat, including certified organic and USDA prime. Sea Thai Bistro provides creative spins on Southeast Asian cuisine and a broad list of quality wines for guests to enjoy. Located in Rosewood Village, Royal China offers traditional creative Chinese dishes served in a sophisticated, red-walled dining room. Willi's Wine Bar is a charming roadhouse cottage with a cozy patio for guests to enjoy. Here, guests find eclectic small plates and local wines.
Courthouse Square is one of Santa Rosa’s most popular shopping centers. This open-air plaza borders outdoor cafes, market umbrellas, and lush landscaping. For upscale boutiques and vintage shops, head to Railroad Square or Montgomery Village. You're guaranteed to find items you won't find anywhere else.
Things to Do
There are many things to do in Santa Rosa, from outdoor adventures to relaxing at wineries. Indulge in incredible wine tastings at St. Francis Winery and Vineyards, or relax by Spring Lake Regional Park’s sandy shoreline. Visit Safari West’s wildlife preserve to get up close and personal with exotic animals and learn more about their habitats.
Purchase fresh produce, artisan goods, and local delicacies at the Santa Rosa Community Farmers’ Market.
Santa Rosa City Schools serves the community of Santa Rosa. Top-rated schools include:
- Sonoma Country Day School, PK-8, a highly-regarded school in the Santa Rosa area
- Cardinal Newman Catholic High School
- Brush Creek Montessori
- Sonoma Academy
- Summerfield Waldorf School