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Why Windsor

Quality of Life
The Town of Windsor is a wonderful community with an exceptional quality of life. The Town of Windsor offers a wide variety of services and recreational opportunities, well-planned business areas, and a historical downtown.

Excellent Access to Education
The Town of Windsor has excellent local schools
WIndsor Unified School District

The Windsor community enjoys access to higher education. As part of the North Bay region of the Bay Area, the Town of Windsor has access to a wide range of two and four year colleges and universities, including:

  • California State University – Sonoma
  • Empire College
  • University of San Francisco – North Bay Regional Campus
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Online Accredited Colleges
  • Other universities, including University of California at Berkeley and University of California San Francisco, are in close proximity to Sonoma County.

    Low Crime Rates
    In Sonoma County, the Town of Windsor pays among the least amount per capita for police services, yet crime rates are very low compared to other communities (Based on 2009 California Department of Justice Part I Crime Rate).

    Quality Housing
    The Town of Windsor has a wide range of quality housing. There is a well planned mix of affordable to high-end residential neighborhoods with a wide range of housing types, from single family-homes to condominiums and apartments.

    Quality Infrastructure
    The Town of Windsor has the necessary infrastructure for turnkey business opportunities. Through public and private infrastructure investment, a quality foundation has been established for business growth, including fiber optic cable, electric and gas utilities, transportation network, recycled water and public safety facilities.

    Recreational Opportunities
    The Town of Windsor has ample recreational opportunities desired by today’s active residents and employees. With mild average temperatures, the Town of Windsor invites outdoor activities.

    The Town of Windsor has six community parks including the Windsor Town Green, a skate park, and a regional Soccer Park, over 13 neighborhood parks as well as three large regional parks offering an enviable variety of team, cultural and recreational activities.

    In addition, Parks & Recreation has a large variety of activities for children and adults.

    Shopping Opportunities
    The Town of Windsor provides abundant shopping opportunities. From delicious specialty cuisine to contemporary gift shops and antique stores, you can find it in the Town of Windsor’s shopping centers and plazas, or its historic downtown.

    The Town of Windsor enjoys an excellent civic reputation and image. The Town of Windsor cares about its customers and strives to be the best. The Town is highly regarded, and is widely known for its newly developed mixed use development in the historic downtown.

    The Town of Windsor has received a number of awards for its land use planning efforts including:

    Sierra Club’s “Best New Development 2006” for downtown Windsor
    Association of Bay Area Governments “Growing Smarter Together Award – Public Private Partnerships” for downtown redevelopment
    2006 State of California Governor’s Award for Environmental and Economic Leadership for partnership with Windsor Unified School District
    The Windsor Unified School District and the Town of Windsor receive the 2008 Golden Bell Award
    Windsor Middle School Recognized as a 2009 California Distinguished School