When it comes to things to do in Napa, there’s a really big secret that is literally going to save you thousands of dollars that I want to tell you about! Stick around til the end and I’ll let you in on the secret!
Do you love enjoying the outdoors, in the warm, sunny weather nearly all year round? This, and of course the food and wine, is just one of literally dozens of reasons why Napa might be the place for you to call home!
In this video, I’m going to dive into some of the local scenery and services that make up Napa – from the miles of brilliant yellow fields of mustard covering the vineyard floors in the early spring, to the exquisite, world renowned wine-tasting experiences which would literally take you years to explore.
The first thing that comes to any Napa County resident’s mind when thinking about Napa is the prominent wine culture. After all, Napa is a big part of Wine Country, with a population of eighty-thousand; second only to Santa Rosa to the northwest. Napa County is not only filled with countless wineries in the local area, but is also home to the Napa Valley Wine Train, as well as innumerable wine tours for residents and tourists alike to enjoy.
There are currently a total of ten Michelin star restaurants in Napa. These include, Bouchon Bistro, Kenzo Napa and of course, The French Laundry.
If you want to have friends and family visit, but just not in your home(!), there are dozens of luxury resorts to choose from and can be found throughout the valley, including The Meritage Resort and Spa, the Vista Collina Resort and the Silverado Resort and Spa.
There are more than forty-eight parks for hiking, some of which allow for off-leash dogs such as Alston Park on the northwest side of the beautiful neighborhood, Browns Valley. Speaking of dogs, Napa is probably one of the most dog-friendly places I have ever come across – if you don’t see a least one puppy sitting with a family while dining outside of a restaurant, there’s something very wrong! Even some of the Michelin Star’ed restaurants allow dogs!
With all of these amazing amenities within arms reach, living in Napa comes at a higher cost of living. As of April 2021, single family homes in Napa, for instance, have an average sale price of ~$860,000, which is up almost 10% from just a year ago. However, this average sale price is significantly lower than nearby San Francisco (about 45 minutes southwest of Napa), with their average sales price currently being around ~$1.4 million. With that being said, however, the cost of living in Napa is nearly 40% higher than the rest of the United States.
The employment opportunities are quite varied, with Napa’s top employing companies and businesses including:
- Kaiser Permanente
- Dozens of exclusive hotels, inns and resorts, some of which I mentioned earlier
- Hundreds of wineries and wine-tasting services
- And restaurants galore
Many people do drive to nearby cities to their workplaces, such as San Francisco and Oakland, where there are a massive amount of tech businesses located and are constantly looking for new talent.
Educational opportunities in Napa are also available for the younger generations. For example, Napa Valley College has over 6,500 students with the in-state-tuition costing approximately $1,100 per year. Due to Napa’s direct inclusion in the Wine Country, courses for the wine industry are also widely available.
Napa Valley is home to many different services and sceneries, and truly is an extremely unique place to settle down. If you are looking for a new place to call home or maybe looking to purchase a vacation home, please let me know by reaching out to me at 707-210-5500. I’d be honored to help you make your Napa dreams a reality.
Ok. So here’s the secret I mentioned at the beginning of this video. If you are a resident of Napa County, you are going to be eligible to literally hundreds of discounts offered through Napa Valley Vintners known as Napa Neighbor Offers!
When you become a resident, simply show your driver’s license and enjoy VIP treatment, product discounts and complimentary or upgraded tours and wine tasting. That’s right. Free tours and wine tastings!
So what are you waiting for?!? Give me a call and let’s get you moved!