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Covering what was once an agriculturally rich valley in eastern Napa County, Lake Berryessa is a large manmade lake that serves as a source of water and hydroelectricity to the North Bay as well as a popular recreation spot that offers just about every water sport imaginable, along with picnicking spots and hiking and biking trails. Surrounding the lake are a variety of camping and recreational sites as well as ranchlands and small housing developments.
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It is easy to understand the attraction Lake Berryessa has for residents and visitors. A mild climate that is warm and dry in the summer, with winter temperatures that seldom get below freezing; easy access to the San Francisco Bay area as well as the Central Valley; and a wide range of recreational activities from boating and fishing, to wine tasting at nearby wineries, or shopping and dining in neighboring Napa or Yountville, provide everything that anyone could want. Lake Berryessa is a perfectly located spot for retirees, weekenders, or commuters wanting a holiday lifestyle.
Although Lake Berryessa is considered a resort and recreation area, there are a select few who have homes near the lake. Most of the homes are located in small neighborhoods along the western and southern shores of Lake Berryessa, including Berryessa Highlands - a community of 350 homes located on the southern tip of the lake. The hills surrounding Lake Berryessa also have some beautiful homes that may not offer easy lake access, but provide stunning views of the lake and the surrounding hillsides.
Most of the real estate in Lake Berryessa was developed after the early 1960s, when the lake was filled after the completion of the Monticello Dam. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, a vacation rental property, or a lakeside home, real estate in the Lake Berryessa area offers the opportunity to own a home near one of northern California's popular boating and fishing spots. Lake Berryessa shares a zip code with Napa; so if you are looking for a home in the Lake Berryessa area, take a look at homes for sale in Napa with a focus on Lake Berryessa.
Contact the Wine Country Modern Real Estate Team for assistance in buying or selling a home or land in Lake Berryessa or nearby Napa, or for information about residential real estate in Napa or Sonoma County.
Acting as the largest lake in Napa County, and one of the largest bodies of fresh water in all of California, Lake Berryessa is easily one of the top places to visit for a fun afternoon out on the water. Locals frequent Lake Berryessa for swimming, boating, fishing, and to even go for a hike on one of the many recreational trails that weave their way through the surrounding area, and because it’s also a reservoir that is formed by Monticello Dam, it’s also an essential source of water and hydroelectricity for much of the North Bay and San Francisco Bay regions.
Situated only an hour and a half from Sacremento and just under an hour from Napa, CA, it’s easy to see why Lake Berryesa is one of northern California’s top weekend getaway spots. But despite drawing in plenty of nearby city dwellers for a day or a weekend, it’s also a quiet and peaceful place to live full-time as well. Most homes for sale near Lake Berryessa also have a Napa address, which of course means you’re never too far from all the wineries, restaurants, bars, cafes, and quaint boutique shops that define the heart of the Napa Valley wine region. As you might expect, homes that overlook Lake Berryessa are among the most expensive you’ll find in the area, not to mention that hardest to find available on the market. But with that said, there’s still plenty of attractive and desirable options and opportunities in the nearby, unincorporated community of Berryessa Highlands, which range from classic ranch and two-story houses to quite the variety of cottages and cabins as well.
Most students living in the Lake Berryessa area will attend schools in the St. Helena Unified School District, which includes the following facilities: