Healdsburg

Small-town charm of a world-class vineyard destination.

Welcome to Healdsburg


A serene haven with a thriving restaurant scene.
 
In the heart of Northern California’s wine country, Healdsburg combines all the small-town charm of a world-class vineyard destination. A quaint town plaza lined with shops, restaurants, tasting rooms, galleries, and bars greets you downtown, and residents enjoy taking full advantage of the amenities.
 
Just 90 minutes from San Francisco, Healdsburg sits on the Russian River and is the meeting point of three famous wine valleys, Alexander Valley known for cabernet sauvignon, Russian River Valley famed for pinot noir and chardonnay, and Dry Creek Valley with its zinfandel and sauvignon blanc. Homeowners in Healdsburg have the unique real estate opportunity to be part of a town that combines both tourism and close-knit community pride.
 

What to Love

 

  • Fantastic eateries and fine dining options.
  • Located in the heart of wine country with endless tasting opportunities.
  • Active, happy residents with a love for life.

People & Lifestyle 


Residents in Healdsburg have great pride in their city and relish the special blend of being a kitschy small-town and a world-class tourism destination.
Healdsburg truly takes the pleasures of life seriously with natural beauty, world-class wineries, farm-fresh food, and friendly residents.
 
The area is ranked as one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America,” and homeowners here enjoy an active lifestyle by biking, running, walking, or hiking in local nature preserves. Residents frequent wineries on the weekend and love taking advantage of the live music and art scene in town.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping


Healdsburg’s gorgeous central plaza was named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of “America’s Most Beautiful Town Squares.” The plaza’s outdoor bandstand hosts free concerts and other community festivities, and the surrounding neighborhood provides a little something for everyone.
Ooh La Luxe, Zizi and Rete are all popular boutiques to pop into.
 
There is no shortage of fantastic dining options in town. For rustic-chic decor and farm-fresh food, be sure to try Valette. The Kobe beef tartare is a local favorite. Advance reservations are needed for dinner at SingleThread restaurant, which was awarded three Michelin stars in 2019 for its 11-course tasting menu customized to guests' dietary preferences and restrictions. Other lunch options include sharing delicious and innovative small plates on the back patio at Bravas Bar de Tapas, named one of the top 20 tapas restaurants in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure, or going to the celebrated Barndiva, which crafts unique menus with Sonoma County ingredients. The Oakville Grocery (founded in 1881) creates big, beautiful, gourmet sandwiches to order, and you can eat on the dog-friendly patio while you soak up the sun. Duke’s Spirited Cocktails has absolutely amazing craft cocktails made to order, with almost all ingredients made from local Sonoma County products, as well as some touches from their own garden.
 
If you’d like to combine a noon-time meal with some R&R, many residents love going to The Taste of Tea Restaurant, Spa & Tasting Bar where you can eat traditional Japanese dishes with a tasting flight of classic teas, and unwind and soothe with a Japanese green tea foot soak, an aromatic herbal neck wrap, and a tea-infused bamboo fabric facial mask. This is such a hidden gem and unique offering to Healdsburg!
 

Things To Do


With so many cute shops and specialty stores in the town plaza, Healdsburg residents absolutely love spending time downtown. A local favorite for custom handmade furniture, fine décor, and art is the
Dovetail Collection.
 
Downtown Healdsburg is also known as “Art Central,” with some two dozen galleries located within walking distance of the plaza. A Simple Touch Spa blends ancient healing traditions with the latest advances in modern skincare and is a fantastic way to spend a girls’ day.
 
On Saturday nights, residents love watching live music at Spicy Vines, the fun and stylish tasting room that offers wine by the glass and small plates as guests check out local talent. Healdsburg Jazz is a fantastic local endeavor that strives to promote and feature jazz musicians and hosts a fantastic festival every year. Another local endeavor is the Healdsburg Center For The Arts, with rotating exhibits, art classes, and workshops.
 
Most notably, Healdsburg is now the home to Montage Resort & Spa, which is a serene and luxurious escape for out-of-town guests and residents alike.
 

Schools


Many of the public schools in Healdsburg are rated above average, and there are several private schools available, including the Healdsburg School, the Rio Lindo Adventist Academy, and the St. John the Baptist Catholic School. When living in Healdsburg, you’ll be served by the
Healdsburg Unified School District. In terms of higher education, Healdsburg is located near several colleges and universities including Sonoma State, a popular university.
 
  • The Healdsburg School (Private, K-8)
  • Rio Lindo Adventist Academy
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Healdsburg High School
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
  • Sonoma State University
  • Pacific Union College
  • Mendocino College
  • Dominican University of California

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