9.1 out of 10

Bennett Valley

38.4280057185404 -122.656350493837
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Nightlife
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4/5
2yrs+

"Rural and Relaxed Santa Rosa Neighborhood"

Tucked in the middle of three mountain peaks in the southeastern corner of Santa Rosa, Bennett Valley is sure to attract homebuyers and families who seek a rural atmosphere but don’t want to leave the conveniences of the city behind.Bennett_Valley

The neighborhood is named for Gold Rush settler James Bennett, who was eventually elected to the California State Assembly. By the 1850s, other newcomers began farming a number of crops in the area, including the grapes that Sonoma County is now famous for.

Today, Bennett Valley is home to a variety of properties, including single-family homes, condominiums, ranches, and vineyards. Residents praise the neighborhood for its bucolic feel and opportunities for outdoor activities.

Bennett Valley backs up against Annadel State Park, where residents enjoy activities such as mountain biking, wildflower viewing, and fishing in Lake Ilsanjo. Bennett Valley Golf Course, the most popular place to tee off in Santa Rosa, presents another local source of outdoor entertainment, while others might prefer to sip a glass of Sauvignon Blanc at Matanzas Creek Winery.

Even though the neighborhood is less than five miles away from downtown Santa Rosa, residents don’t even have to travel that far for basic shopping needs and can access a Safeway, a CVS pharmacy, and a Starbucks at Bennett Valley Shopping Center.

Another reason that families choose to move to Bennett Valley is due to its excellent schools. The Bennett Valley Union School District, which operates the two elementary schools in the area, scored a 901 of a possible 1,000 on California’s 2012 Academic Performance Index.

In August, the median sales price for homes in the 95405 ZIP code, which includes Bennett Valley, was $415,000 – 2.5 percent higher than prices in Santa Rosa overall. Attesting to its popularity with the city’s residents, months’ supply of inventory (MSI) within the ZIP code is extremely slim, at just 1.0. Meanwhile, homes in the area have been selling for between 1 and 2 percent above asking prices since April.
Pros
  • Quiet
  • Adjacent to Annadel State Park including Spring Lake and Howarth Park.
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Gem of Santa Rosa"

We are lucky to call Bennett Valley home! We have lived in BV since 2009 and love it! We know most of our neighbors by first name or by sight and feel a great sense of community. We chose BV for many reasons... schools were important to us, we love being near Annadel State Park and though it feels rural, you are quick to downtown or Montgomery Village for great restaurants and shopping. We love to ride our bikes, run or hike into the park. In the summer, we often ride in with the kids for dinner. On Tuesdays last year there were food trucks and newly opened Lakeside Grill.
The neighborhoods around BV are filled with people who have lived here there whole life or have left and come back to raise their children. It is a safe neighborhood where you can walk your dog at night and feel safe, just look out for the occasional skunk, raccoon or fox that wander after dark.
Pros
  • Adjacent to Annadel State Park including Spring Lake and Howarth Park.
  • Bennett Valley Golf Course has great, affordable golf and Legends Resturarant!
  • For the tennis enthusiast you have public courts on Summerfield Rd. or at Galvin Park!
  • Great restaurants and shops
  • Lot's of community involvement and wonderful schools
  • Lot's of things to do for active adults and families
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Diamond of Santa Rosa"

Being natives of Santa Rosa and knowing the Santa Rosa areas inside and out we feel confident in sharing that Bennett Valley is a true diamond of Santa Rosa. It is contiguous to Annadel State Park and is the home of Howarth Park, so there are tons of things for active people to do. It has wonderful restaurants, is close to everything, has wonderful weather and the people are warm and friendly. It has great schools and lots of community involvement. Shopping at Montgomery Village is a lot of fun. It is a favorite for sure!
Pros
  • Lot's of community involvement and wonderful schools
  • Lot's of things to do for active adults and families
  • Great restaurants and shops

Unranked Streets in Bennett Valley

Skycrest Way

4.5/5
"Best neighborhood location"
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