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General Area in Sonoma County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 19, 2008
Dave Roberts answered:
Hi,
For Santa Rosa or any other city, I recommend that you use Google Maps to get started. A list is useful, but not as good as a map that shows you neighborhood names and where they are. Google isn't all-knowing, however, and they have missed some areas. I think the Santa Rosa Press Democrat has a good roundup on the web site I reference below. They (and the local MLS) divide the city into four quadrants bounded by Highway 12 and Highway 101. Within each of those quadrants are multiple neighborhoods. Just as an examples the northwest section has the JC area, Fountaingrove, and Rincon Valley. Each of those is distinct in character of the homes. There's not enough room here to do a full description, so visit the PD site to get more detail. ... more
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Thu Oct 30, 2008
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Doug Hecker answered:
Rohnert Park is a newer community. It's roots trace back to the 1950s. It's a bedroom community with homes, parks, schools, and retail establishments (quite a few big box retailers exist). ... more
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Thu Feb 21, 2008
Deborah Byrne answered:
Santa Rosa is extremely varied and diverse in its neighborhoods. You'll find areas of town that are modest and made up of chiefly low income residents, as well as areas that are expensive and very high end. There is a blend of suburban tract neighborhoods -- both low and high end -- and very rural and agricultural neighborhoods. Santa Rosa is often described in terms of NW, NE, SE and SW quadrants, separated by Highway 101 in the north-south corridor, and Highway 12 in the east-west corridor. ... more
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Renz Hoppe answered:
Healdsburg is a wonderful small town in the middle of Sonoma County's wine country. The town boasts a beautiful town square, many high-end restaurants, hotels and B&Bs. The neighborhoods around the downtown area feature beautiful homes of many varying styles of architecture (Craftsman, Victorian, etc.) ... more
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Wed Feb 12, 2014
Anne Gealta-Strong answered:
Petaluma is a fabulous community that is filled with families and young professionals who are drawn to an environment that cares about the people and the neighborhoods. The westside of Petaluma is complete with charm and simplicity with its old victorians and quaint bungalows. Everything is close to the ever changing downtown 'theater' district and river walk atmosphere. The east side of town has grand and glorious homes that are newer and elegant. Take a stroll downtown and visit the antique shops or catch a movie at the new theater. Everywhere you go, you will see the charm of yesteryear and the ambiance, charm and nostalgia woven throughout the city's architecture and the people who live here. It is truly a little piece of heaven. ... more
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