Why buy in Rohnert Park?

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fc60f63e-416a-46af-bbe8-cd89c9eda92a.jpgRohnert Park with its bike-ways and walkways connecting tree lined boulevards offers you attractive residential neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is designed around a park and an elementary school. Two beautiful 18 hole municipal golf courses offer plentiful opportunity to improve your golf game. Youth sports are offered for boy and girls. The world class Green Music Center will offer outstanding musical performances. The Spreckles Performing Arts Center hosts outstanding musical reviews and plays plus the California's Junior Miss Program and more. View a short community video about Rohnert Park.

Top 10 Reasons to Live in Rohnert Park

  1. Affordability
    More affordable than cities closer to San Francisco, Sonoma County and Rohnert Park offer residents very nice homes at a market price which is generally thousands less that homes in Marin County or on the Peninsula. Additionally, cleaner air, the proximity to the Redwoods, some of the worlds finest wineries, San Francisco, boutique communities like Bodega Bay, Yountville and Healdsburg, skiing, and the Pacific Ocean all combine to make our community a city worth living in.

  2. Low Crime Rate
    Rohnert Park has a low crime rate. Law enforcement is handled by the Department of Public Safety. Its personnel are cross trained as both police and fire personnel. The effect of cross training is to minimize public safety costs. Although demanding , the ability of personnel to move temporarily from one profession to another helps them retain a more positive perspective on life. Many of the Department's members are also heavily involved in community outreach.

  3. Beautiful Homes
    Founded in 1961, Rohnert Park was designed with a park and elementary school in each neighborhood. Homes built between 1957 and 1999 offer a wide range in pricing from the high $100,000's to $625,000. A new development near Sonoma State University is expected to begin construction in 2012.

  4. Outdoor Recreation and Entertainment
    Rohnert Park is known as your "Recreation Destination"! Very few cities can boast of the number and quality of recreational facilities that Rohnert Park has to offer. What other city can claim 21 neighborhood parks, 26 tennis courts, five swimming pools, three dog parks, 14 softball and baseball fields, nine soccer fields, and numerous picnic and barbecue areas. But the opportunities don't stop outdoors. The Callinan Sports & Fitness Center is one of the first public health clubs in California and offers weight training, basketball, volleyball, racquetball and complete locker accommodations. The Rohnert Park Community Center is the home of numerous self-improvement classes offered by the department including the largest pottery studio in the area. It is also available for private parties, meetings and weddings. Several other facilities are also available for private rental. Community swimming pools offer swimming lessons for all levels of achievement. Youth baseball, softball, soccer, football and basketball programs are offered to school age children. Rohnert Park's Spreckels Performing Arts Center offers cultural and community events. Nearing completion, the Green Music Center is destined to become one of the most sought-after music and arts venues in the world and will be the home of Santa Rosa Symphony.

  5. Friendly Neighborhoods
    Designed with wide tree lined boulevards, bike-ways and attractive neighborhoods, the community offers something for nearly everyone.

  6. The climate
    The prevailing conditions are warm days and cool evenings caused by moist marine air from the ocean which moderates temperatures.

  7. Scenery
    Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northern California vineyards and hills this area is as Luther Burbank said in 1875, "I firmly believe, from what I have seen, that this is the chosen spot of all this earth as far as Nature is concerned."

  8. Employment
    Rohnert Park has a diverse business base with small to medium size businesses as well as large national and international companies. Business parks on the west side of Highway 101 are filled with companies producing farming equipment, microvalves, computer panels, and organic bread. There are small production and service shops, catering kitchens, and nonprofit retraining facilities. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Sonoma County's largest daily newspaper is housed in a climate controlled building. Public Broadcastings local radio station KRCB-FM, and television affiliate channel 22, are also here. Big Lots opened its new Rohnert Park store on October 1, 2011.  Hooters Restaurant is expected to open its doors before the end of 2011.

    Large businesses have a significant presence in Rohnert Park. SBC, and Parker Hannifin Compumotor are among the major employers.

    A strong retail base can be found in shopping centers on both sides of the 101 freeway. Costco Warehouse super-store, Wal-Mart, Target and Home Depot are all represented as well as major grocery stores like Safeway, Grocery Outlet, Raleys and Food Maxx. Smaller retailers offer a variety of goods and services in the many conveniently located neighborhood shopping centers.

  9. Schools
    The Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District is comprised of seven elementary schools, one award winning middle school, a community day school, one comprehensive high school, a technology high school, and one continuation high school. The District serves 6,700 students.

  10. Educational Opportunities
    Sonoma State University is dedicated to the liberal arts and sciences and is known for its active use of technology. The faculty and staff of Sonoma State provide close mentoring relationships and an education that fosters ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and the global awareness combine with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. The University recently earned its upgraded Business School accreditation.
Pat and Tim Miller
Pat and Tim Miller
Associate Broker and Realtor