Does 'California Dreamin'' stir your soul? Then perhaps it's time to leave Old Man Winter behind for good and relocate to Santa Rosa, California. Although this Sonoma County location is a bit pricey-the median listing price is $883,540-if you're on a budget, there are still moderately priced homes to be discovered. You can opt for a modest country house, a vineyard or anything in between, and still experience the much sought-after California lifestyle-all you need is the help of an experienced realtor and a list of must-haves.

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