Situated in the heart of one of the most beautiful areas in the world, St. Helena in the Napa Valley is a premiere location to live, work or play. This charming town is perfectly positioned for easy access to sea, mountains and is just 65 miles north of San Francisco. Much of the land in this area is comprised of lakes, rivers, forests and mountains with pleasant year-round temperatures, which attracts potential residents and visitors. St. Helena, which was incorporated in 1876, is now home to world-class wineries and billion dollar banking and investments. It is also within driving distance of the international airports of San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento.
St. Helena is not only home to fantastic wineries, it also contains world-class dining, grand resorts, spas, quaint Bed & Breakfasts, luxury villas, cozy, country inns, antique shops, and wonderful shopping experiences. There are plenty of opportunities for a variety of tours. History buffs can enjoy a downtown historic walking tour. There are olive oil tours to hillside properties and plenty of tours to wineries. Visitors can even wine, dine and relax on the Napa Valley Wine Train tour. Residents of St. Helena can participate in nightly bocce ball leagues and get involved in the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Harvest Festival with Pet Parade, Auction Napa Valley and more.
There are several new residents to St. Helena, but several families have lived in the area for many generations, which helps lend to a close-knit, friendly community. The town is centered around its families, children, schools, politics, service organizations and local interest groups. The land in this great area maintains its beauty through protection by the Ag Preserve policy, which states that the land’s original character is the “best use” for it. The area provides plenty of opportunities for locals and visitors to get involved in the community with concerts, festivals, charity events, local tours, spelling bees and more.
Buyers looking for a place to settle and call home need look no further than St. Helena. This charming town has it all with the wineries, local attractions, fine dining and more. In 2007 the sale prices ranged from $150,000 to $300,000 per acre. The homes in the St. Helena real estate market vary in style and price to suit any buyer’s personal tastes. This charming California town with fabulous dining, wineries and a variety of activities is just waiting for you to call it home. Terry Wunderlich at Napawunder is available with her team of expert real estate agents to help you out in your Napa buying or selling needs.