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Rohnert Park, with a population of over 40,000, is known as “The Friendly City.” Located in the southern side of Sonoma County, Rohnert Park is home to California’s state school Sonoma State University.
Laid out in the 1950’s, Rohnert Park was one of the first planned communities in America. Unlike other cities in Sonoma County, this friendly town is organized into sections, designated by letters including A-H, J, L, M, R, and S. For easy navigation, most street names align with the section they are in. For example, Adele Avenue is located in A Section. By having the city planned out this way, guests and locals travel through town with ease.
Rohnert Park is in the center of it all, located between two of the busiest freeways in Sonoma County. With San Francisco just 50 miles south, Rohnert Park offers itself as a weekend getaway. People come to visit Rohnert Park to see concerts at Weill Hall Green Music Center or to get lucky at Graton Resort & Casino.
Rohnert Park is viewed as being more affordable compared to other locations within Sonoma County. The median listing price according to Realtor.com is $500,000, which has stayed rather consistent since 2015. So far in 2017, the median days a home is on the market is 14 days. Rohnert Park’s unemployment rate is lower than the national average, at 3.8% as of December 2016.
With Sonoma State University as a main focus, Rohnert Park is known as a college town. Most of the students live within Rohnert Park, making the median age only 33 years old. With campus only two miles away from down town, the bars are bustling with college students on Thursday nights for the Cotati Pub Crawl.
Rohnert Park really is the Friendly City. With Sonoma State’s student body, and the rest of the residents in Rohnert Park, this town offers an inviting atmosphere. You will love all the things to do in Rohnert Park including beer festivals and concerts.
Whether still in college, or beginning in the professional world, younger people enjoy Rohnert Park. It is a perfect location that juggles the everyday life of going to work or school while still offering a chance to have fun. New projects are underway in Rohnert Park to build more affordable housing in the area. As no new developments have been made in years, this is a very exciting time for “The Friendly City.”
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Since 2013, tourists travel in to Rohnert Park to enjoy Graton Resort and Casino, which has over 3,000 slot machines, 150 table games and a poker room. Graton’s hotel offers a lavish experience not offered anywhere else in Sonoma County. This hotel and casino also offers world-class cuisine that attracts Sonoma County residents out for an upscale meal.
With Sonoma State University being in Rohnert Park, the educational system is one of the largest industries in this area. Major employers in Rohnert Park include AT&T, City of Rohnert Park, Comcast, Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, CrossCheck Inc., and DoubleTree Hotel.
Rohnert Park’s school district has approximately 6,200 students and is unique by offering Technology High School. This school is a college preparatory magnet school that is science, math and engineer based. In its short history, this school has been selected as a California Distinguished School in every year of eligibility, recognition as one of the best high schools in America by the U.S. News and World Report and a Magna Award winner by the American School Board Journal.
Rohnert Park has many elementary schools, two middle schools and the public high school, Rancho Cotati High School.
Rohnert Park is governed by a five-member city council, who serve staggered four-year terms. It is also split between Sonoma County’s 2nd and 3rd supvedistricts.