Quality of Life

Amenities Number of
Public Parks
66
Public Swimming Pools
2
Public Tennis Courts
3
Golf Courses
6
Cinemas 3
Public Libraries
4
Theatres 2
Symphonies
1
Orchestras 1
Museums/Galleries 3
Churches 85

Climate

Average January Low/High (°F)
Average July Low/High (°F)
Prevailing Wind Speed/Direction
Annual Precipitation
Elevation Average Relative Humidity
37 / 58
51 / 84
5.8 mph hourly / south
30.58 inches
167 feet
73%
In Santa Rosa, temperature extremes are rare. Breezes off the Pacific Ocean keep the summers moderate, the winters mild, and the air quality clean and clear.

Sources: Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce; Weatherreports.com.

Crime Rate

Property Crimes per 100,000 People
Violent Crimes per 100,000 People
2,589.4 484.8
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports (UCR), June 2012 (2010 Data).

Cost of Living

Location COLA Index
Sonoma County
U.S. = 100% / Sonoma County = 127%
Source: Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Spring 2011 Local Economic Report.

Housing Cost & Availability

Median Selling Price
Median Days on Market
Average Selling Price
Average Days on Market
$300,000 59 $374,129 97
Source: Bay Area Real Estate Information Services, June 2012, (Figures for Sonoma County Closed Sales, May 2012).

Rental Costs

Type  
Apartments (2-bedroom)
$1,266
Source: Rentjungle.com, June 2012, (Figures for March 2012).