9.0 out of 10

Alta Vista

38.4520234301648 -122.686800606467
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5/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5

"Private in-town enclave - within Montecito Heights"

Alta Vista Heights is ideally located in the heart of Santa Rosa yet on a ridge line overlooking it. The highly desirable location is set within the greater scope of the Montecito Area of Santa Rosa. It is known for its' privacy and ecelcetic architecture as some homes date back to the original settling (1940-1950's) days of the town itself when city dwellers from the San Francisco area would come up for summer respites and built small cabins here. Today there are few of these still left. The larger parcels have been divided into smaller ones (typically 1/2 acre now) and boast a variety of styles having been built from as far back as the 1940's to new construction seen today. The homes typically vary in size 1100 sqft. - 12,000 sqft. and priced in the $600,000-$3 million range. Commonly you could expect an average home (about 3000 sqft. with 4bR/3Ba) in 2013 to fetch about $900,000. The area is a favorite due to its' proximity to downtown, shopping, medical offices, hospitals, the Flamingo Hotel and Montecito Heights Health and Racquet Club. The streets are typically more narrow and without sidewalks. Residents enjoy their views & privacy
  • Privacy
  • Exclusivity
  • Views
  • hilly streets

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