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Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa
California
10 reviews
4 out of 5 stars based on 14 ratings
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Santa Rosa is a city in and the county seat of Sonoma County, California, United States. Its estimated 2016 population was 175,155. Santa Rosa is the largest city in California's Redwood Empire, Wine Country and the North Bay; the fifth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area after San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Fremont; and the 28th most populous city in California.

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General livability, lots of public transportation and community engagement. Very inclusive to all age groups, genders and religions!
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Santa Rosa, California is a somewhat safe city with a variety of activities, services, and supports for seniors. The weather is also nice on most days. However, it is very expensive and there is a lot of wildfire danger and power outages, causing people to evacuate.
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It's easy to access grocery's and other needs.
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It is friendly for young families.
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compassion for each other is make the place friendly

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How did California earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. California has a state sales tax of 7.25%. Of particular interest is that California does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. California has an effective property tax rate of 0.79%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how California earned its state tax grade of C.

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