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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. 2 beds,  5 baths
    lot 5.10 ac
    Listing provided by Hillary Ryan, Compass
    MLS 21905717
  2. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,680 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Timothy Smyth, Century 21 Exclusive
    MLS 21905406
  3. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,000 sqft   lot 47.08 ac
    Listing provided by Matthew Bjorner, St. Helena Real Estate
    MLS 21905564
  4. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,801 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Antonio Orozco, Century 21 Exclusive
    MLS 21905651
  5. 4 beds,  3 baths
    1,981 sqft   lot 3,920 sqft
    Listing provided by Mike Bertolucci, Gates Estates Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21905500
  6. 2 beds,  2 baths
    1,470 sqft   lot 2,613 sqft
    Listing provided by Karen Hardesty, Vanguard Properties
    MLS 21905735
  7. 2 beds,  2 baths
    995 sqft  
    Listing provided by George Capone, George Capone III Real Estate
    MLS 21905600
  8. 2 beds,  2 baths
    1,154 sqft   lot 1,742 sqft
    Listing provided by Mike Bertolucci, Gates Estates Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21905518
  9. 2 beds,  1 bath
    896 sqft   lot 3,484 sqft
    Listing provided by Steve Smith, J. Rockcliff Realtors Inc.
    MLS 21905566
  10. 3 beds,  3 baths
    1,850 sqft  
    Listing provided by Richard Lafferty, Lafferrty Communities
    MLS 21905510
  11. 2 beds,  3 baths
    1,460 sqft  
    Listing provided by Richard Lafferty, Lafferrty Communities
    MLS 21905505
  12. 3 beds,  3 baths
    1,850 sqft  
    Listing provided by Richard Lafferty, Lafferrty Communities
    MLS 21905501
  13. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,796 sqft   lot 9,583 sqft
    Listing provided by Dena Danner, HomeSmart ICARE Realty
    MLS 21905377
  14. 3 beds,  2 baths
    2,254 sqft   lot 13.16 ac
    Listing provided by Scott Andersen, Preferred Properties
    MLS 21905455
  15. 3 beds,  1 bath
    lot 41.86 ac
    Listing provided by Jeffrey Warren, Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21905336
  16. 2 beds,  2 baths
    1,475 sqft   lot 871 sqft
    Listing provided by Jacqueline Wessel, St. Helena Real Estate
    MLS 21904643
  17. 3 beds,  3 baths
    2,743 sqft   lot 10,018 sqft
    Listing provided by Kasie Eaton, Connect Realty.com Inc.
    MLS 21905269
  18. 5 beds,  3 baths
    3,606 sqft   lot 7,840 sqft
    Listing provided by Ronald Lee, RE/MAX Gold
    MLS 21904981
  19. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,527 sqft   lot 11,325 sqft
    Listing provided by Kristofer Chun, Kristofer Chun Real Estate Services
    MLS 21905193
  20. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,500 sqft   lot 21.00 ac
    Listing provided by Ginger Martin, Sotheby's International Realty
    MLS 21905194
  21. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,500 sqft   lot 2.03 ac
    Listing provided by Karen Cherniss, Compass
    MLS 21905570
  22. 4 beds,  5 baths
    5,704 sqft   lot 3.60 ac
    Listing provided by Cyd Greer, Coldwell Banker BofV ST Helena
    MLS 21905346
  23. 3 beds,  3 baths
    1,714 sqft   lot 7,405 sqft
    Listing provided by Bradford Simpkins, RE/MAX Gold Napa
    MLS 21905157
  24. 3 beds,  5 baths
    3,440 sqft   lot 3.81 ac
    Listing provided by Yvonne Rich, Yvonne Rich Exclusive Estates
    MLS 21905131
  25. 2 beds,  3 baths
    1,602 sqft   lot 2,178 sqft
    Listing provided by Judy Naimo, Coldwell Banker B of V-Napa
    MLS 21904967
  26. 4 beds,  2 baths
    1,576 sqft   lot 6,098 sqft
    Listing provided by Stefan Jezycki, Engel & Voelkers Sonoma County
    MLS 21905150
  27. 6 beds,  5 baths
    6,981 sqft   lot 14.44 ac
    Listing provided by Anthony Pereira, RE/MAX Gold Napa
    MLS 21905086
  28. 3 beds,  2 baths
    1,365 sqft   lot 6,534 sqft
    Listing provided by Thomas Duncan, Impact Properties Elite
    MLS 21905055
  29. 3 beds,  3 baths
    2,723 sqft   lot 2.16 ac
    Listing provided by Debra Despues, Vanguard Properties
    MLS 21905479
  30. 3 beds,  3 baths
    1,946 sqft   lot 4,791 sqft
    Listing provided by Avi Strugo, Coldwell Banker B of V-Napa
    MLS 21903794
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