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Old 01-09-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Rosa
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Just moved here. Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas are gorgeous (but i'm from DC, so anything is), and it's a great place if your going to rehab or something, but i'm in my mid-twenties, and it's boring and the nightlife sucks. The people here generally seem to be politically correct, ultra liberal, and BORING. And as a guy, I can tell you that i have had bad experiences with the opposite sex, but none will hold a candle to each of my romantic endeavors here (been here for about 6 months). These people (girls, in particular) are F***in crazy. I **** you not. Not that you care, but I needed to vent. Can't complain about the close proximity to SF, though.

However, for someone with a family (or an older couple), I might recommend it, east of 101. Rincon valley is nice. Fountaingrove if your rich.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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I spent the first 20 years of my life in Santa Rosa and visit frequently because of family.
I think traffic in the city is horrible. It takes along time to get anywhere in the city, particularly across town mid-day. True, it could be due to all the Highway 101 work being done but it is a nightmare. There is no public transportation to speak of so don't plan on that as an alternative.
There is a large and growing hispanic population in city. In August, my family and I went to a local park near my parents home and out of roughly 40 people, my family was the only english speaking people. This inlfux is creating a larger gang problem in the city than I ever went through growing up. There was an article in the Press Democrat sometime this summer commenting on the growing hispanic population, their low test scores, the graying of the workforce, and asking the question who is going to take these higher end jobs in 10-20 years? It's a legitimate question because qualified people will have to end up moving there to fill the jobs.

I do love the fact the city is so close to the coast. You get that natural air conditioning every evening and the morning fog is something I will always remember.
There's one persons perspective of the city, feel free to ask other questions if you like.

Last edited by CMKM-Miller; 01-14-2009 at 11:46 AM.. Reason: added information
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