With its stellar combination of affordable rents and an outstanding quality of life, Sonoma County is a hidden gem of commercial office space for rent. The county comprises nine municipalities and scores of neighborhoods in this suburban-rural area in the state of California, and has a total population of 493,285. Firms seeking commercial space for rent can choose from 500 office spaces and 20 major business parks that encompass more than 3,500 acres and 18 million square feet of buildings. These commercial spaces for lease are more favorably priced than the neighboring Bay Area’s real estate, but they boast equally beautiful surroundings and an excellent business environment. Prominent businesses that have chosen to locate in Sonoma County include Agilent Tech, Medtronic AVE, St. Joseph Health System, State Farm, North American Mortgage Company, Autodesk, Mag-Media, Hewlett-Packard, Optical Coating Laboratory and Sola Optical.
An excellent venue for medium and small businesses as well as for corporations seeking growth and expansion, Sonoma County boasts a growing economy. Professional and business services industries are projected to grow more than any other category of business in the next few years; total employment is forecasted to continue its upward trend. Sonoma per capita income of $45,020 is 3% higher than the state average, and 19% higher than the national per capita income. Nearly a third of residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or above. This educated and stable community provides a model pool of employees for every kind of business.
Sonoma County is renowned for its rugged beaches, stunning redwoods, proximity to San Francisco, and for its lovely wine country. This premier wine destination was voted one of Wine Enthusiast’s Best Wine Travel Destinations in 2014. The county boasts more than 50 nature parks with miles of biking and hiking trails. The cool and moist coastal region has a favorable climate where the temperatures stay between 38°F and 87°F all year long. The largest cities are Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Rohnert Park; the largest of the three (Santa Rosa, population 167,815) was recently voted one of the most livable communities by Partners for Livable Communities.
Sonoma County’s competitively priced commercial market has exceptional potential for growth. Easy access to highways and close proximity to domestic and international airports mean excellent transportation options, and Sonoma’s prime location just a stone’s throw from San Francisco’s international business center make it an outstanding choice for large and small firms alike.