Empire College is located in Santa Rosa, California, the county seat of Sonoma County. The city of 171,990 sits in the heart of California's wine country and features scenic farmland, redwood forests, rivers and the coast of the ocean. Just 55 miles north of San Francisco, Santa Rosa offers Empire College students a variety of entertainment centers, restaurants, shopping options, outdoor activities and potential employment opportunities.
This scenic city sits near the Pacific Ocean coast, Jack London State Historic Park and the Russian River Valley. Thanks to its beautiful, natural surroundings, Santa Rosa is a great place to enjoy walking tours, biking and hiking trails, and fishing at Lake Sonoma. Santa Rosa is also a wine and food lover's paradise. The city boasts award-winning restaurants, local farms and markets, locally-produced breads, artisan chocolates and olive oils, many wineries and vineyards, and a performing arts center. Downtown Santa Rosa features three shopping districts that include galleries and boutiques that offer a unique experience in contrast to shopping malls.
As the 5th largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area and a major tourism hub, the city can offer Empire College students a wide range of employment opportunities. Santa Rosa has become a popular location for technology and entrepreneurial businesses in addition to its biggest economic draws: tourism, restaurants and agriculture. Residents of Santa Rosa are known for their appreciation of the arts, education, business development and quality living.
Empire College sits conveniently off of Redwood Highway (Highway 101), making it an accessible location for students in the surrounding area, as well as a vibrant, engaging city for students to pursue their education and future careers.
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