7.3 out of 10

Baker Ave, Santa Rosa

Ranked 2nd best street in Santa Rosa
38.4214778620264 -122.714592937851
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees



"Santa Rosa Avenue: Le Main Drag"

I suppose every city in northern California of a certain size has a busy and wide main drag like Santa Rosa Avenue. You could compare it to Stevens Creek Blvd. in San Jose, for example. I believe this was the original Highway 101 -- a long straightaway with abundant shopping centers, nowadays featuring most of the big-box names you know. As you drive or take the CityBus through the southern part of town here, you can find everything from Toys 'R' Us to Cost Plus to Costco, along with all the usual eateries (including a Krispy Kreme), gas stations, banks, and so forth.

Speaking of buses, Santa Rosa's lovely Transit Mall is downtown along 2nd Street, between Santa Rosa Avenue and B Street. It offers two other bus systems besides CityBus: Sonoma Transit (county-wide) and Golden Gate Transit (connecting to the rest of the Bay Area).

Between Sebastopol and Sonoma Avenues lie Juiliard Park (on the west, along Juiliard Park Dr.) and the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens (on the east side, between Charles and Tupper Streets).

Further north, Santa Rosa Avenue melds into Mendocino Avenue, which contains the acclaimed Santa Rosa Junior College, then continues to the north end of town.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, California"

Santa Rosa Avenue is a nice long road that runs through the south side of town. If you’re looking for a new or used car, if you want to just take your family for a bite to eat, or you need to find a wholesale store. This is the place to come. And if your kid is screaming while driving down here they even have a place to buy a toy. Also if you look close and have the time, You can stop by and learn a little history from visiting the Luther Burbank gardens. It has just about anything you could ever need.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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