Accolades

As a best place to live and visit, Santa Rosa continues to earn placement in many top/best cities lists.  Santa Rosa's food, breweries, wine, attractions, business vitality, artistry, eco-friendliness, and more have been commended. 
  • Microbrew Capital of the US - The Pudding (2017)
  • Top 5 Mid-Sized Western City to VisitRewardExpert (2017)
  • Top 10 Happiest Places to Live - WalletHub (2017)
  • Small Business Vitality - American City Business Journals (2017)
  • 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend - Thrillist (2017)
  • 100 Best Places to Live in the USA - U.S. News & World Report (2016)
  • Top Ten Cities for Urban Farming - Red Fin (2016)
  • Best Places for Minority-Owned Businesses - NerdWallet (2016)
  • Best Wine Regions to Visit - Thrillist (Sonoma County, 2016)
  • Best Places to Live - Livability (2013, 2014201520162017)
  • 10 Most Artistic Cities in America - Trip.com (2015)
  • Best Foodie Cities - WalletHub (2015)
  • Best Destinations for Green Travelers - Travel Nerd (2013)
  • Top 10 Green Cities in the US - The Green Guide (2013)
  • Ten Best Green Places - Country Home Magazine (2008)
  • 100 Best Places to Raise a Family - Best Life Magazine (2008)
  • All American City Award - National Civic League (2007)
  • Best Mid-Sized City Downtowns in California - California Planning & Development Report (2007)