If you're living in a Santa Rosa apartment for rent, you'll enjoy historic residential neighborhoods,sunny-tree lined streets, and proximity to wine country and world-renowned chefs, basking in a lifestyle centered around all of the finest amenities that California has to offer.
By 1850 Santa Rosa was in motion towards becoming a recognized city. The Carrillo family, in-laws to California military commander, politician and rancher Mariano Guadalupe, had begun to design the grid street pattern for Santa Rosa, with a public square in the center. By 1867, Sonoma County recognized Santa Rosa as an incorporated city.
Today, Santa Rosa has a thriving population that surpasses 170,000, and it is the fifth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you're an outdoor enthusiast renting an apartment in Santa Rosa, you will want to spend lots of time at Annadel State Park, which leads into the Sonoma Mountains and has over 35 miles of trails for running, hiking, mountain biking and trail riding, as well as plenty of opportunities to view indigenous wildlife to the area.
If you are renting an apartment in Santa Rosa and want to immerse yourself in the arts and culture scene, there are plenty of venues to explore. Be sure to check out the American Philharmonic Sonoma County, the Summer Repertory Theatre, the Santa Rosa Symphony, and the 6th Street Playhouse. Theatre fans will want to attend performances by the North Bay Theatre Group.
Santa Rosa is also a prime location in relation to Sonoma and Napa Valley's renowned wine country, which is ideal for apartment renters who are also wine connoisseurs.
In terms of public transportation, Santa Rosa provides a Santa Rosa City bus and the Santa Rosa Paratransit system. The Greyhound bus and the Amtrak Train also pass through Santa Rosa.
If you are a prospective student living in a Santa Rosa apartment for rent, there are several educational institutions in the area including Santa Rosa Junior College, Empire College School of Business and Pacific Union College. Prominent universities in the area include Sonoma State University and the University of San Francisco, Santa Rosa.
For Santa Rosa apartment renters looking for work, tourism is a thriving industry due to the city's proximity to wine country and stunning scenery. However, healthcare, technical services and education are also prominent industries here. Top employers in the area include the City of Sonoma, Kaiser Permanente, the St. Joseph Health System, Agilent Technologies and Medtronic.