The relaxed Californian city of Santa Rosa is located to the north of San Francisco and LA. The city is surrounded by fantastic landscapes of varying natures. To the west is the glorious coast overlooking the Pacific, which stretches for miles in both directions. Surrounding the city are beautiful rolling green hills, forests and plenty of hiking opportunities for expats living in Santa Rosa to explore. The city is also located in the wine country of California and is home to fantastic vineyards and even more fantastic wines. Life in Santa Rosa is not as fast paced as in LA or San Francisco and as such the city is the perfect place to come and unwind. However, that does not mean that expatriates in Santa Rosa be short of things to do. In the city are numerous museums, ice rinks, cinemas, golf clubs and more. The InterNations community can help ease you into the chilled Californian lifestyle by helping you meet, socialize and network with like-minded expats living in Santa Rosa or other parts of California and in no time you will have built up a community of your own.
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The InterNations Expat Magazine features a variety of articles that can help prepare you for the move to Santa Rosa; these include pieces on culture shock, living abroad and expat experiences. InterNations also offers the opportunity of both private correspondence and group discussions with fellow expatriates who can help ease the transition. There are also a number of forums that expats moving to Santa Rosa can browse through to look for information about the city, California, or the US in general before making the move final. Properties in Santa Rosa are plenty, with a variety of sizes and bedrooms, available to both buy and rent. Properties are generally spacious and finding the perfect property can be a fun process, helping an expatriate in Santa Rosa feel like they are making their own home in their new country.
InterNations has discussion groups catering specifically to jobs and professions, where expats can share useful tips. The InterNations Expat Magazine also features articles on working abroad which can give helpful advice on finding employment in new locations. In Santa Rosa, there are various jobs advertised everyday with a variety of opportunities for whatever your particular skill set is, giving you the chance to pursue a career of your choice or to look for something to simply pay the bills, with both fixed and temporary terms available. Working in Santa Rosa’s outdoors can be appealing due to the glorious sunshine they receive every year. However, if this does not appeal then there ample opportunities within offices and shops.