Napa County

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Napa County is a beautiful viticultural region home to vibrant urban centers and charming rural communities.

It's also the eponymous home of Napa Valley, one of the world's premier wine growing regions.

Napa County is located about 70 miles or an hour-and-a-half north of San Francisco, and about 60 miles or 1 hour 20 minutes west of Sacramento. It's bordered by Sonoma County to the west and Solano County to the south.

People travel hundreds of miles just to visit it's extraordinary vineyards and get a taste of its fine wines and award-winning restaurants.

But aside from food and wine, Napa County is also one of the finest real estate locations in the Bay Area. Some of the most exclusive homes and communities in the North Bay are located here.

It's cities and towns are popular for their shops, restaurants and wealth of amenities. Breathtaking wine country views define its landscape. The Napa Valley's famous rolling hills are a spectacular sight to see every day. And during the fall they come alive with fiery colors.

In 2010 Napa County was named "The World's Best Wine and Food Destination" in the 2010 Travelers' Choice Awards by TripAdvisor.

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Napa County is home to 11 cities and census-designated places. Median listing prices in Napa County are at the low $700K.
Not as high as nearby Marin County or San Francisco.

It's county seat and largest city is the City of Napa located on the southern end of the county. Notable neighborhoods include:

  • Calistoga - This beautiful city offers a laid-back small-town atmosphere and scenic low-key streets lined with trees and storefronts.
    It's located at the north end of the county. This affords its residents a relaxing enclave with a lot of natural attractions like California's Petrified Forest and Little Old Faithful Geyser. As well as a lot of outdoor activities and recreation.
  • Napa - Located at the southern end of the valley, this charming city exudes an affluent small town vibe.
    It boasts a vibrant downtown area filled with boutique shops and a growing fine dining and nightlife scene. The city is also home to several resorts and spas, an elegant theatre, and hotels.
  • St. Helena - Dubbed the "Napa Valley's Main Street." This beautiful small town sits right in the center of wine country and is home to some of the most exquisite homes and amenities in the North Bay.
    It's also home to boutique shops, art galleries, health and wellness centers, award-winning restaurants, and some of the finest vineyards in the area and more.
    The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is located here.

Community Highlights

Great food and great wine is what Napa County is most known for– but that's not all it has going for it. Make sure to check out these places the next time you visit.

Notable attractions include:

  • The Napa Valley Wine Train Excursions
    1275 McKinstry St, Napa
  • Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park
    3369 St Helena Hwy, St Helena
  • Di Rosa - Indoor & Outdoor Gallery
    5200 Carneros Hwy, Napa
  • Skyline Wilderness Park
    2201 Imola Ave, Napa
  • Oxbow Public Market
    610 & 644 1st St, Napa
  • Napa Art Walk
  • The Cameo Cinema
    1340 Main St, St Helena
  • Kayak Napa Valley
    Contact number: 707-501-8585
  • Uptown Theatre
    1350 3rd St, Napa

Some of the most beautiful vineyards in the valley:

  • HALL St. Helena
    401 St. Helena Hwy South, St. Helena
  • Del Dotto Vineyards
    1445 St. Helena Hwy, St. Helena
  • Castello di Amorosa
    4045 St. Helena Hwy, Calistoga
  • Chateau Montelena Winery
    1429 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga
  • Clos Pegase Winery
    1060 Dunaweal Ln, Calistoga

Where to dine:

  • Napa City Downtown
    Main Street, Napa City, CA
  • Helena City Downtown
    Main Street, St Helena, CA