Downtown Napa is currently undergoing a renaissance. People are rediscovering the pleasures of small town living in this highly walkable community filled with fine dining, boutique shopping and one of a kind galleries. With a focus on riverfront development, the opening of the Oxbow Public Market, a weekly farmer’s market, and a promenade along the Napa River, downtown Napa is thriving.

For those searching for homes close to the center of town, Old Town Napa features well-preserved Victorian and Queen Anne homes alongside charming cottages and bungalows. Those looking for showplace homes in the hills and vineyards outside Napa need venture only a few miles beyond the town limits to find the wide-open sunny landscapes of wine country.


Visitors to Yountville know it as the home of Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, Buchon, and Buchon Bakery, but residents in this small, highly sought after community prize it for its quiet life style off the beaten track. Tucked away in the vineyard lanes of some of the best wineries of the world are cottage style homes and larger renovated mansions that date from the Victorian era. V Marketplace, originally a stable dating from the 1870’s serves as the de facto town center. While the huge timber beams, original wood floors, and brick walls remain, the building now houses upscale shopping and extraordinary dining, courtesy of Food Network star Michael Chiarello and his Bottega restaurant.

St. Helena

Home to the “who’s who” of Napa, St Helena is the most prestigious address in the valley. Showplace homes, luxury estates, and one-of-a kind custom residences designed by noted architects define living in St Helena. CEO’s prize the location for its commanding hilltop views, privacy, and understated luxury. This is sophisticated wine country casual living at its best. For those seeking to produce their own wine, many estate homes in St. Helena include small working boutique vineyards.


Up and coming Calistoga is noted for its compact, walkable downtown, and a constellation of spas and thermal baths beloved by visitors and San Franciscans who have been taking their families here for generations. The downtown features buildings dating from the gold rush days and is full of local shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Casual, comfortable, and unpretentious, Calistoga is one of Napa’s most affordable locations.