Santa Rosa happens to be one of those towns everyone reads about and wonders how it would be to actually live there. The city has some well-defined goals they want to meet, all designed to make the town a better place in which to live. Included in these are making better use of open areas. This would increase recreational opportunities for families and visitors. The town is also doing whatever is necessary to make neighborhoods safer for the residents.
Thank the Railroads
The town of Santa Rosa can credit its beginning, as can many towns in this area of the country, to the railroad. Established in 1901, it was incorporated as a village in 1914. In 1964 it was incorporated as a city, serving as a transportation service center for the area. Santa Rosa can proudly boast of its many lakes and natural springs. It became a very popular stopover when U.S. Route 66 was in its prime.
Listing Your Must Do’s
Once in a while you have to seize the opportunity. Everyone has something they have always wanted to do, but have put it on the back burner. Sometimes it may be a situation where it is conquering a fear that is keeping us from a new experience, keeping us from doing what we have always wanted to do. One of the main attractions of the area is “hot air ballooning”. Yes, it takes a little mental preparation, but Santa Rosa has this activity available. Prepare yourself, give it a try. While on the subject of adventure, Gateway Tours can provide you with some very exciting activities. Try kayaking over the weekend. If you would prefer something a little more sedate, Gateway will also arrange for bike tours of the area. In addition to renting bikes to explore the area, it is also possible to rent motorcycles.