Celebrated as one of the premium wine regions in the world, Napa County is not only a premier travel destination, but a great place to call home. Breathtaking views abound at every turn, while gently rolling hills, colorful vineyards and architecturally unique wineries dot the landscape. Winemaking has been practiced in the region since the mid-19th century when many pioneering families settled in the fertile Valley, and today there are over 400 wineries in the area.
The primary residential cities in the County are located along State Highway 29 and, from north to south, include Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville, Napa and American Canyon. Of the cities in the County, Napa, at 78,340 people (US Census Bureau 2011 estimates), has the largest number of residents and jobs, with 60% of the total. The second-most highly populated areas are the unincorporated regions which encompass 26,496 residents. Newly emerging American Canyon has experienced the largest growth rate with 19,690 residents.
Napa County is known for its quality lifestyle, not only for its full-time residents but also for many part-time residents and visitors. There are many diverse neighborhoods, both suburban and rural, each with its own distinct character and style and housing options run the full spectrum from moderately-priced post WWII homes to multi-million dollar estates in the hills above Oakville, Rutherford and St. Helena. In Napa’s “old town”, there are older homes on tree-lined streets while in other parts of town you may find 1960’s subdivisions or large, executive-type homes. For the country-club minded, there is Silverado Resort with its famed golf course, tennis facilities and premium –priced homes and condominiums.
With its Mediterranean climate, cultural activities and attractions, world class food and wine, gorgeous scenery and serene country lifestyle, Napa County is truly a place to feed your soul.