Welcome to Santa Rosa
The fifth most populated city in the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Rosa retains a country feel while also offering many perks of a larger city to Sonoma County residents. The Santa Rosa Creek and its tributaries, which flow through the heart of Santa Rosa, contribute to the unique blend of wildlife and city life. Great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, and black-crowned herons make their home in the trees on West Ninth Street, while deer wander the neighborhoods in the eastern hills and wild turkeys, rabbits, and foxes are common in other parts of town.
Known for years as “The City Designed for Living,” and now “California’s Cornucopia,” Santa Rosa boasts a lively and accomplished performing arts community, which can be enjoyed through the Sonoma County Philharmonic, the Summer Reparatory Theatre, the Santa Rosa Symphony, and the 6th Street Playhouse. With a community-oriented mindset, the city of Santa Rosa also offers its residents family biking classes, and a commitment to local business and to keeping Santa Rosa’s tourism commerce alive and vibrant.
The wine enthusiast living in and around Santa Rosa has seemingly endless options. Discover rare and fine wines at Santa Rosa Fine Wine, take a class in wine studies at Santa Rosa Junior College, or attend the annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair, where amateur vintners are recognized for their craft and can immerse themselves in the best of the tremendous wine making culture and expertise that all of Sonoma County has to offer.