Wine Country Real Estate | Wine Country Towns
There are few places on earth more beautiful than the California wine country of Napa and Sonoma Counties. From the moody Sonoma Coast to the sunny hills embracing the Napa Valley, the North Bay wine country is a patchwork of vineyards, rolling hills, redwood forests, and fertile valleys.
Real estate in the wine country offers something for everyone. In the far western reaches of Sonoma County, north coast living is at its best. Isolated, and often surrounded by the infamous coastal fog, The Sea Ranch - a Mid-century community noted for its distinctive architecture - sits at the ocean's edge. South of Sea Ranch, Jenner and Bodega Bay are also popular Sonoma Coast communities. Heading inland, real estate is relatively affordable in Guerneville, Monte Rio, and other Russian River resort towns.
The urban center of Sonoma County extends along Highway 101 from Petaluma to Cloverdale, and real estate in this area is varied. Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park are business hubs with typical city and suburban neighborhoods; while Healdsburg offers a mix of Craftsman, Victorian, and custom contemporary homes. In the south end of the county, the town of Sonoma exemplifies the wine country experience with gracious older homes and cottages as well as modern new designs.
The heart of Napa County is the Napa Valley with its wineries, vineyards, and world famous restaurants helping to make each town along the way a destination. Yountville, Calistoga, and St. Helena are quintessential wine country towns, with an assortment of residential real estate ranging from traditional Craftsman bungalows to hip new prefabs. At the southern edge of the county, commuters appreciate the proximity that the cities of Napa and American Canyon have to Marin, the East Bay, San Francisco, and the Central Valley - and the relative affordability of real estate in these two cities.
The vineyards and wineries of the Sonoma and Napa wine country produce some of the finest wines in the world. Where there is good wine, there is good food - and fine dining. Good food, good wine, and a diverse range of landscape and climates create a lifestyle and help to make the Sonoma/Napa wine country one of the most desirable places to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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