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Napa County

Welcome to Napa County

Napa has a rich history and is deeply immersed in a culture that celebrates food and wine. The county offers the perfect environment for people who enjoy sophisticated fine dining restaurants, smaller cafes and bistros, superb wine makers, and locally based shopping in a spectacular setting. The residents enjoy a warmer climate and slower pace than the rest of the Bay Area, and are surrounded by a great deal of open space and natural beauty, all the better to enjoy the bounty of the local wineries and farms.

While the Napa Valley has a history in agriculture beyond grape growing, it is now known almost exclusively for wine. The primary wine growing regions are Calistoga, St. Helena, Oakville-Rutherford, Yountville, and Napa. The county has a total of 16 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Roughly 700 grape growers and 475 wineries make more than 1,000 different brands of wine. Family owned wineries account for 95 percent of the Valley’s wineries. The wine industry employs 46,000 people in the county. Other major employers include healthcare providers and the varied businesses in hospitality and tourism, including full service spas and hotels, and smaller bed and breakfasts and inns.

Land conservation has garnered a lot of attention in the last several years. The Land Trust of Napa County has worked to preserve land in concert with its residents and businesses, and has protected 50,000 acres since 1976. Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument was formed in 2015, adding an enormous swath of protected open space to the wilderness north of Lake Berryessa and Putah Creek. As a result, Napa will continue its tradition of stewarding the land and protecting it for future generations.

The lay of the land

Napa County is tucked between Sonoma and Solano, and sits directly above San Pablo Bay. Mount Saint Helena, part of the Mayacamas Mountains running through the county, is the second tallest peak in the Bay Area at 4,344 feet. Lake Berryessa stretches along the northeastern region. The city of Napa anchors the wine region, with Highway 29 heading north through the charming towns of Yountville, Oakville, St. Helena, and Calistoga, while Vichy Springs, and Atlas are further east along 121. A few towns are scattered in the interior county, including Pope Valley and Spanish Flat.

At 141,667 residents (according to the U.S. Census’ 2014 estimate), Napa County has by far the smallest population in the Bay Area. Given that it ranks fourth in size (at 748 square miles), the county has a lot of open space. More than half of the people live in the city of Napa (79,068 residents, according to the U.S. Census’ 2013 estimate).

Getting around

The county has three highways (29, 121 and 128). VINE Transit buses provide public transportation.

Local highlights

The award-winning Napa public school system has 20,252 students in 49 schools over five districts. A variety of Catholic, parochial, secular, and other independent schools also serve the area.

Higher education options include Pacific Union College in Angwin, a four-year college, and Napa Valley College, a two-year community college with campuses in Napa and St. Helena.

For local history buffs, more than 80 buildings and structures are on the National Register of Historic Places in Napa County, including the French Laundry in Yountville, Mount View Hotel in Calistoga, Napa Opera House, and the Culinary Institute at Greystone, which was once the Christian Brothers Winery. The county is steeped in history, and living among sites such as these makes it possible to step back in time.

Many of the smaller towns have thriving art scenes with local galleries and theaters, such as the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville.

The city of Napa is the cultural heart of the county and home to the Napa Valley Wine Auction, a big fundraising event for local charities, The Napa Valley Film Festival, and The Oxbow Public Market in Napa, which is a 40,000 square foot marketplace with food vendors, cafes, and organic and produce markets.

The Bottlerock Festival is a relatively new and wildly popular three day event at the Napa Expo with more than 70 musical acts performing among a celebration of music, food, wine, and brew.

Napa County is known for its hot springs, and has a long history of offering therapeutic dips in the water to visitors in search of some pampering. Calistoga Springs, Soda Springs, and Aetna Springs are the best known. Upscale full service spas such as Auberge du Soleil and the Carneros Inn cater to locals and visitors alike.

The Napa Valley Wine Train is a fun option for visitors and residents alike.

For outdoor enthusiasts, the Napa Valley Vine Trail is under development. Once it is completed, residents will have access to a network of bicycling and walking trails.

A state of the art skate park is under construction, and is slated to open in late 2015.

The great outdoors

For the water lovers, Lake Berryessa is well known for water sports as well as hiking, bicycling and picnicking. Pleasure Cove Resort and Marina and Oak Shores Day Use Area are popular lake destinations. The Napa River is a great spot for paddling and canoeing.

Hikers are in luck. Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in Calistoga is one of several parks providing trails for exploring forests and canyons, including a hike to the top of Mt. St. Helena, where sweeping views of the valley are not to be missed.

If you’re looking for more than hiking, consider Skyline Wilderness Park, an 850-acre wilderness area in the southeast, with trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, or Bothe Napa Valley State Park, which has wonderful hiking, camping, and swimming spots among the coastal redwoods. Both spots have picnic facilities too.

Cities Located in Napa County

  •  American Canyon
  •  Angwin
  •  Calistoga
  •  Deer Park
  •  Napa
  •  Oakville
  •  Pope Valley
  •  Rutherford
  •  St. Helena
  •  Yountville

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  1. 4 beds,  4 baths
    2,969 sqft   lot 6,099 sqft
    Listing provided by David Bridges, Compass
    MLS 21912666
  2. 2 beds,  2 baths
    1,415 sqft   lot 4,792 sqft
    Listing provided by Darlene Brissard, Calistoga Realty Co Inc
    MLS 21911428
  3. 5 beds,  6 baths
    5,506 sqft   lot 23.92 ac
    Listing provided by Barry Berkowitz, St. Helena Real Estate
    MLS 21912603
  4. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,465 sqft   lot 3,921 sqft
    Listing provided by Charles Nierras, The Nierras Real Estate
    MLS 21912648
  5. 2 beds,  2 baths
    1,956 sqft   lot 2,178 sqft
    Listing provided by John Faylor, Sereno Group
    MLS 21912637
  6. 3 beds,  2 baths
    2,321 sqft   lot 1.90 ac
    Listing provided by Joel Toller, Coldwell Banker BofV ST Helena
    MLS 21912273
  7. 3 beds,  2 baths
    2,458 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listing provided by Philip Payne, Yvonne Rich Exclusive Estates
    MLS 21912327
  8. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,189 sqft   lot 5,228 sqft
    Listing provided by Joe Brasil, Coldwell Banker B of V-Napa
    MLS 21912528
  9. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,242 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    Listing provided by Jennifer Klingbeil, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21912425
  10. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,206 sqft   lot 3,921 sqft
    Listing provided by Jatinder Singh, Real Estate eBrokers Inc
    MLS 21912522
  11. 2 beds,  3 baths
    1,193 sqft   lot 872 sqft
    Listing provided by Julie Larsen, Compass
    MLS 21912538
  12. 3 beds,  1 bath
    950 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Mark Tate, Century 21 Exclusive
    MLS 21912295
  13. 3 beds,  4 baths
    4,000 sqft   lot 44.43 ac
    Listing provided by Melinda Capp, RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21912241
  14. 4 beds,  2 baths
    1,955 sqft   lot 17,860 sqft
    Listing provided by Amy Webber, RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21912349
  15. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,288 sqft   lot 6,099 sqft
    Listing provided by Jerry Pujals, Coldwell Banker B of V-Napa
    MLS 21912094
  16. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,278 sqft   lot 8,277 sqft
    Listing provided by Joshua Diaz, Coldwell Banker B of V-Napa
    MLS 21912598
  17. 3 beds,  4 baths
    2,130 sqft   lot 6.32 ac
    Listing provided by Cyd Greer, Coldwell Banker BofV ST Helena
    MLS 21912323
  18. 3 beds,  3 baths
    1,786 sqft   lot 5,663 sqft
    Listing provided by Donald McDonald, RE/MAX Gold Napa
    MLS 21912355
  19. 3 beds,  2 baths
    2,165 sqft   lot 4.00 ac
    Listing provided by Laura Freeman, Davidson & Bennett Real Estate Services
    MLS 21912279
  20. 4 beds,  3 baths
    1,949 sqft   lot 10,019 sqft
    Listing provided by Peppino Messina, Messina Realty Inc
    MLS 21912292
  21. 4 beds,  2 baths
    1,576 sqft   lot 6,099 sqft
    Listing provided by Eric Nuttall, Skyline Properties
    MLS 21912202
  22. 4 beds,  3 baths
    1,901 sqft   lot 7,406 sqft
    Listing provided by Jennifer Sims, Coldwell Banker B of V-Napa
    MLS 21912306
  23. 3 beds,  3 baths
    2,100 sqft   lot 10,455 sqft
    Listing provided by Rigoberto Guijosa, Coldwell Banker B of V-Napa
    MLS 21912063
  24. 5 beds,  2 baths
    2,012 sqft   lot 6,970 sqft
    Listing provided by Michael Silvas, BrokerInTrust Real Estate- Mike Silvas
    MLS 21912115
  25. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,015 sqft   lot 5,228 sqft
    Listing provided by Martha Saly, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate/Wine Country Group
    MLS 21909522
  26. 3 beds,  3 baths
    2,736 sqft   lot 2.98 ac
    Listing provided by Agi Smith, Engel & Voelkers
    MLS 21911846
  27. 2 beds,  2 baths
    1,255 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Cyd Greer, Coldwell Banker BofV ST Helena
    MLS 21911636
  28. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,032 sqft   lot 6,099 sqft
    Listing provided by James Maloney, Front Porch Realty Group
    MLS 21911922
  29. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,352 sqft   lot 6,099 sqft
    Listing provided by Katie Yearnshaw, Kristofer Chun Real Estate Services
    MLS 21911681
  30. 3 beds,  3 baths
    2,986 sqft   lot 15,246 sqft
    Listing provided by Kristofer Chun, Kristofer Chun Real Estate Services
    MLS 21911845
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