Santa Rosa 1Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Sonoma County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Santa Rose is home to over 170,000, making it the fifth-largest city in the Bay Area after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland and Fremont. Founded in the mid-1850’s, Santa Rosa grew slowly but surely, passing many other cities in the Valley until roughly the turn of the 20th century; it would not see major population growth until the end of World War II. In the 1950’s and 60’s, the defense department, and – later – FEMA was headquartered in the area. Much of the city’s growth, however, came from annexation of outlying suburb towns, as well as a general population growth that is mirrored throughout southern California after the end of the Second World War.

Basic Facts About Santa Rosa

  • Current population: 170,000
  • Current mayor: Scott Bartley
  • Total area: 41.5 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Sonoma County
  • Founded in: 1850’s
  • Zip codes: 95401-95407, 95409
  • Area codes: 707

Helpful Auto Transport Tips to Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa is most easily accessible via California Highway 101, one of the main north-south interstates through Sonoma County and the surrounding area. However, auto transportation companies tend to stick to the Interstate Highway System, for all intents and purposes, as it passes through more major metropolitan areas and allows for easier access to cities and states east of California.

This doesn’t mean that Santa Rosa is impossible to get to or from; it just means it may cost a little more or take a little more time than transport to a city with an interstate would. Santa Rosa is a popular area for tourists and visitors, but not as much for people moving to the area, though population growth has increased in recent years. Still, there are more popular areas within the Bay Area that you may want to take a look at if you’re shipping on a budget or are pressed for time.

Shipping to Santa Rosa will likely be a bit more expensive in the winter, as well, so take advantages of summer and fall deals if you can. Auto transport to many places drops during the winter, because there are fewer trucks on the road willing to risk the hazards of winter driving. Many northern routes are closed due to snow, and this helps Santa Rosa as winters are generally pretty nice, all things considered. Talk to your auto transport representative about possible pickup or delivery alternatives to Santa Rosa, if that will save you time or money, and also about summer vs. winter shipping and how it can affect your pricing.

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