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
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Friendly Neighborhoods
Designed with wide tree lined boulevards, bike-ways and
attractive neighborhoods, the community offers something for nearly
- The climate
The prevailing conditions are warm days and cool
evenings caused by moist marine air from the ocean which moderates
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."
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.
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
- 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.