NAPA COUNTY

County Offices
1195 Third Street
Napa 707-253-4421
http://countyofnapa.org

Chamber of Commerce
1556 First Street
Napa 707-226-7455
www.napachamber.com

 

Services
Panoramic and peaceful, Napa County offers the serenity of the countryside and the warmth and friendliness of small communities with a high quality of life that is enhanced by exceptional services. Public and private school from preschool through 12th grade provide a progressive education with a strong core curriculum and abundant opportunities for extra-curricular involvements and activities. Napa Valley College provides a campus in Napa and one in St. Helena to offer students of all ages a wide variety of two-year certification and degree programs or an affordable start on a four-year degree. Those who are looking for a highly rated private liberal arts college will appreciate the presence of Pacific Union College, affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The campus sprawls over 200 scenic acres on Howell Mountain, commanding breathtaking views of Napa Valley below. The college also benefits the region by offering the PCU Preparatory School known as Discoveryland Children’s Center, with locations in Napa and St. Helena. The school provides a teaching experience for education majors and a welcoming and reassuring setting for preschoolers, toddlers, and infants. Pacific Union College offers an overall program that is ranked in top tier of Western regional liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Reports.

State-of-the-art healthcare is available in two outstanding hospitals in Napa County, Queen of the Valley Hospital and St. Helena Hospital. Part of the St. Francis Health System, Queen of the Valley offers a 179-bed hospital that serves as a regional healthcare hub with the area’s only designated trauma center. The hospital provides a wealth of auxiliary services in addition to its full spectrum of medical and surgical specialties. Home health, rehabilitation, spiritual care, the family and women’s center, community outreach programs, and the number one heart center in the North Bay are just a few of the highlights. St. Helena Hospital is an acute-care, 181-bed full-service community hospital that combines personalized, patient-centered care with the latest in medical, surgical, and diagnostic advancements. The hospital provides a regional resource for cardiac services, outpatient surgery, obstetrics, occupational medicine, pain rehabilitation, reconstructive surgery, pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep disorders, home care services, and women’s services.

 

Lifestyle
Newcomers are drawn to beautiful Napa County for its breathtaking landscapes and pristine country atmosphere, wonderful communities, and exceptional recreational opportunities. The county’s major city of Napa is well-known for its enviable lifestyle, where distinctive neighborhoods showcase handsome homes graced by meticulous landscaping. “Old Town” Napa is particular appealing, offering lovingly restored historic homes that reflect their former glory along picturesque streets shaded by mature greenery. Everything from World War II-era bungalows and ’60s subdivisions to exclusive country club enclaves are available in Napa County. Sprawling ranches, magnificent estates, golf-course and lakefront properties, and country manors harmonize with pastoral scenes of lush vineyards, open space, and preserved recreational land.

Recreational opportunities are abundant in this area, from preserved state and federal land to local parks, sports centers, and private clubs for tennis and golf. Hiking, biking, camping, fishing, off-road exploration, backpacking, winter sports, and ocean water sports are all accessible from Napa County. Closer to home, outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers can enjoy Napa Valley State Park, the Carolyn Parr Nature Center, Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, the Petrified Forest, and specialized facilities like the Napa Skate Park. Because this area welcomes so many visitors each year, the county is dotted with delightful bed and breakfast inns, fine restaurants, famous resorts, and charming shops and galleries. Fine galleries, intriguing museums, and cultural attractions complement the wealth of performing and visual arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, filling the calendar with exiting events. Shopping is available in quaint districts, open-air markets, factory outlets, or fashionable malls. From the sleepy countryside to first-rate amenities, few places in the nation can rival Napa County for its artful blend of natural and hand-crafted beauty.

 

American Canyon
Municipal Offices
707-647-5355
https://www.cityofamericancanyon.org/

Chamber of Commerce
707-552-3650
www.amcanchamber.org

Proud of its status as the “Gateway to the Napa Valley,” the growing city of American Canyon has seen a boom in construction in recent years. More than 2,500 new homes, a new industrial park, and brisk commercial development are transforming the face of the city into a highly balanced urban center. Incorporate in 1992 about 35 miles northeast of San Francisco, the city enjoys a strategic location between the world-class attractions in the “City by the Bay” and pastoral Napa County. Newcomers will find a city surrounded by a “green belt” of preserved habitat and natural features. The Napa River and 500 acres of protected wetlands lie to the west, the 640-acre Jack & Bernice Newell Wilderness Preserve border on the east, and vineyard-covered foothills of the Sulphur Springs Mountains rise in the northeast. The major thoroughfare of Highway 29 and the world-famous Napa Valley Wine Trail both traverse the community. Highway 12 connects to Interstate 80 just three miles north.

 

Calistoga
Municipal Offices
707-942-2807
www.ci.calistoga.ca.us

Chamber of Commerce
707-942-6333
https://visitcalistoga.com

Nestled in the northern end of the scenic Napa Valley, the city of Calistoga is often dubbed the “Hot Springs of the West” for the abundance of natural geothermal hot springs mineral water. Tourism forms the economic base of this charming community, which is centrally located between Napa and Sonoma counties. Calistoga enjoys a reputation as the historic hot-springs resort destination of healing water, delicious wine, wellness spas, and deep relaxation. Those who live in Calistoga enjoy the benefits of first-class shopping in unique boutiques, wonderful galleries, and fine restaurants in the city’s quaint downtown district. Located 80 miles north of San Francisco, the city is cradled at the base of Mt. St. Helena, which rises 4,500 feet above the cityscape to create breathtaking vistas. Unique attractions include California’s Old Faithful Geyser and the Napa County Fairgrounds.

 

Napa
Municipal Offices
707-257-9503
www.cityofnapa.org

Chamber of Commerce
707-226-7455
www.napachamber.com

Boasting a rich history as a community that grew up with the gold rush of the 1850s, Napa emerged in the 20th century as the primary economic hub for the Napa Valley Region. The city is home to one of the county’s two regional hospitals and the main campus for Napa Valley College. Home to the lion’s share of Napa County residents, the city harmonizes beautiful residential neighborhoods shaded by lovely trees with a vibrant mix of light industry, banking, commercial, and retail activity for a convenient lifestyle. The city strongly supports the wine-growing and agricultural activities of the Napa Valley, a world-renowned stretch of fertile land speckled with hundreds of wineries and thousands of small tourism-based businesses. Local shopping, the cultural arts, educational and healthcare facilities, historic sites, and lovely residential developments make Napa a highly desirable place to call home.

 

St. Helena
Municipal Offices
707-967-2792
www.cityofsthelena.org

Chamber of Commerce
707-963-4456
www.sthelena.com

The vibrant town of St. Helena is situated in the center of one of the most naturally beautiful and charming environments in the nation, the Napa Valley. The city is surrounded by world-famous wineries, wonderful restaurants, country inns, and posh resorts. The renowned city of San Francisco is just 65 miles south of St. Helena, ensuring easy access to one of the world’s most cherished destinations. From its 1880s roots, the city has serves as an agricultural center, but continued development of the wine industry has transformed St. Helena into an important business and banking center as well. In the fact of a growing population and throngs of visitors each year, the city has managed to preserve its small-town feeling and charm. Within Napa County and other Bay Area communities, recreational opportunities are virtually without limit around the four seasons.

 

Yountville
Municipal Offices
707-944-8851
www.townofyountville.com

Chamber of Commerce
707-226-7455
www.napachamber.com

Ideally located in heart of Napa Valley just six miles west of Interstate 80 and minutes from Highway 101, Yountville offers a close-knit community at the eastern foot of the Mayacamas Mountains. Residents enjoy the tranquility and country pleasures of a small-town lifestyle enhanced by premier amenities that include a local theater and museum, an epicure’s delight of eateries and restaurants, and a nine-hole public golf course. The more highly developed cities of Napa and St. Helena provide additional services that include a community college and major hospitals close to home. Recreational opportunities are abundant within Napa County and the surrounding Bay Area of Northern California, encouraging an active lifestyle around the four seasons.

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