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Old 01-24-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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Am single female. Am looking to buy detached home under $350,000. Work in SF, but can telecommute. What are safer areas in RP?
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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i can't say i know of any "unsafe" areas of rp.... twas always such a sleepy little town
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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So Rohnert Park is really boring? Are there specific bad areas of it?
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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Many years ago my grandparents lived in a mobile home park in Rohnert Park and it was safe. I don't know what Rohnert Park is like today.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Pahrump, NV
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rp isn't exactly boring, but it's more of a bedroom community for the surrounding areas. plenty of shopping, good jobs, movie theaters, roller skating rink, scandia mini golf, excellent university & it's just a stone's throw from the surrounding areas.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Richmond, CA
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Rohnert Park is a nondescript suburban town with no downtown, no character, and no real crime concerns. Next door Cotati is a little more interesting, but it's still boring as all heck unless you are married with a family. You will spend your free time elsewhere, as both towns have little to offer anyone under the age of 40 despite the presence of Sonoma State University. (You'll be quick to familiarize yourself with Petaluma and Santa Rosa, as both have things to do.)

I am not sure exactly what your requirements are, but I recommend a town closer to civilization. Have you looked into Concord, Richmond, San Leandro, or Hayward? All are more centrally located, plus they have the convenience of being on BART lines in the event that you do need to go into the office. $350K is pushing it anywhere in the Bay Area, but you can find a small detached house at your price point with enough work and some flexibility.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Default Rohnert Park is lovely

Rohnert Park has an amazing view of Sonoma Mountain, I love living there (live in Sonoma proper now) it's close to 101, very close. It is a bedroom community with Cotati (which has plenty of character) five minutes away. Huge police presence--don't speed. I can't think of any unsafe areas. Honestly, I'd recommend it highly.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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Rohnert Park is a nondescript suburban town with no downtown, no character, and no real crime concerns. Next door Cotati is a little more interesting, but it's still boring as all heck unless you are married with a family. You will spend your free time elsewhere, as both towns have little to offer anyone under the age of 40 despite the presence of Sonoma State University. (You'll be quick to familiarize yourself with Petaluma and Santa Rosa, as both have things to do.)

I am not sure exactly what your requirements are, but I recommend a town closer to civilization. Have you looked into Concord, Richmond, San Leandro, or Hayward? All are more centrally located, plus they have the convenience of being on BART lines in the event that you do need to go into the office. $350K is pushing it anywhere in the Bay Area, but you can find a small detached house at your price point with enough work and some flexibility.
I don't think it's possible to get anything detached and small in any of those East Bay neighborhoods unless I wanted to be a victim of crime. I know it's a buyer's market now. I should have acted quicker 2 years ago.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:14 AM
 
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Rohnert Park doesn't have many bad areas, but there is violence and crime there like anywhere else, but it's no worse than any other American city of its size of 40,000 residents. The area near Sunset Park off Rohnert Park Expressway seems like a nice little area, and very convenient to restaurants, stores, schools, etc.

The nearby community of Cotati is pretty nice, too, and has a downtown unlike RP.
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