7.1 out of 10

Napa County

Ranked 13th best county in California
38.4662730287553 -122.325860695178
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Safe & Sound
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Be on vacation at home"

Napa County is a LARGE area, within a few miles you can either be in a city or the middle of a vineyard.
Starting with the city of Napa, there is so much to do here. You have everything from great restaurants, a yacht club, golf courses, great schools, farms, the river, bike trails, movies in the park and access to targets, grocery stores and pharmacies. The homes are very similar depending on the neighborhood. Spending a little time in an area you are thinking of moving into is a great idea, especially after 5:00pm, when most people are home!

As you move outside of the city, you get into the country. No matter which direction you go, you will hit a dirt road somewhere. Majority of the county is either vineyard or farm land. Coombsville or "the avenues" (east) is an area of the valley where you can find horse ranches, 5 plus acres of non-vineyard land. Carneros is (south) predominate vineyard land, as well as the belt between Sonoma and Napa. If you are someone who travels to the city regular, this is a great place to live, it cuts a ton of time off your commute! North Napa (north) is a mixed bag of farm and vineyard land, this is a great place to find a small house surrounded by larger parcels of vineyard land and some great views. North Napa is a few miles from downtown Yountville. Browns Valley (west) is a wonderful neighborhood where you can find parks, schools, larger lots and newer homes. There is terrific walking, a dog park and views, depending on where you are located.

Overall, I think Napa is a great place to settle down, enjoy a glass of wine, great restaurants, farmers market, chef market (Thursday night, downtown), movies in the park, Friday night lights music, Film Festival, Bottle Rock and SO much more! The community takes care of each other, there is plenty of help and friendship where ever you turn.
  • always things to do
  • social community
  • You dont have to drink wine to love this place
  • County Planning Dept. can be really hard.

Best Cities in Napa County



"Napa Valley's Biggest City"
38.2965083771038 -122.297698259059

American Canyon

"A Gateway to Napa Valley and a Destination All Its Own"
38.1796998322822 -122.2569953004

Unranked Cities in Napa County


"Friendly and Relaxing"
38.5813956685498 -122.574082414444
"Charming Strolling Town"
38.5090855921744 -122.461725459009


"Yountville, CA - Small Town with Big Flavor"
38.3975868132039 -122.367523520315

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