Hi everyone! I am looking to move for work in the Santa Rosa area in a couple months! The very latest early January. I am in need of information about the area. What are the best and safest neighborhoods to look for housing (rent)? How is the overall area and things to do - shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, etc.? I will be bringing my dog with me (black lab/Dane mix) - is it safe for dogs? Considering I will be working to mirror US EST time (nights in PHL) I am also looking to hire a live-in maid to take care of the dog - what is the average salary for a live-in house helper in the area and how does one find a helper in the area? I hear that placement agencies are not recommended. Internet service - what is the best reliable internet service in the area and cost? Not looking to get cable as I am planning to use an Apple TV and I have paid subs to the big networks in the US. Can one find a voltage converter for the Apple TV?
I appreciate everyone's help!