Welcome to St. Helena
A world-class Napa Valley city with all the charm of a small town.
Located in the heart of the Napa Valley is St. Helena, a charming town located in the north end of the Valley. St. Helena offers sophisticated country living at its best, a vibrant arts scene, unique shops, Michelin-rated restaurants, serene spas, and adventures for the outdoorsman.
St. Helena officially became a town in 1876. Ellen White, a co-founder of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, had a home called Elmshaven near downtown St. Helena, and the site is now a National Historic Landmark. St. Helena’s infamous Beringer Vineyards and Charles Krug Winery are both California Historical Landmarks as well.
Families love this Northern Californian town for its low crime, fantastic schools, and laid-back country lifestyle.
What to Love
- Charming country living with vibrant viticulture.
- World-class dining set in the heart of wine country.
- Active and friendly residents who enjoy being outdoors.
People & Lifestyle
St. Helena is made up of successful and well-cultured individuals who stay active through outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, tennis, golf, and swimming and love the viticulture of Napa Valley. Foodies flock here for the award-winning cuisine and many events featuring visiting chefs. For those interested in meditation and wellness, there are plenty of spas and holistic centers to rejuvenate the body and mind.
Neighbors are friendly, the streets are well-lit, and the schools are top-rated, making it easy to see why families adore living in St. Helena. Due to the wide variety of things to do in the area, St. Helena is a popular spot for those looking to raise a family as well as retirees.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Goose and Gander have impeccably cooked food and an extensive wine list, which make it the go-to date night spot for couples in St. Helena. Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch produces some great wine, and their seasonal, farm-to-table menu is stellar. The Restaurant at Meadowood, a Michelin three-star restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kostow, utilizes ingredients from its two-and-a-half-acre garden for its innovative modern American cuisine. Harvest Table is also a local favorite, with al-fresco dining and a fabulous bar.
Things to Do
The St. Helena Farmers Market is a Friday morning favorite, and the farm-fresh produce and goods will leave you coming back every week. Meadowood Resort is a luxurious escape for out-of-town guests and residents alike. The Meadowood Golf Club is a well-maintained, private course on the property, and it is highly frequented by residents.
St. Helena runs on the highly-regarded St. Helena Unified School District, which is made up of a primary school, an elementary school, a middle school, and the top-rated St. Helena High School. Kids who go to school in St. Helena often know their entire class well, as the school district and parents of students pride themselves on being a close-knit community.
St. Helena Primary School
Foothills Adventist Elementary School (Private, K-8)
St. Helena Montessori School & Farm (Private, PreK-8)
Napa Valley College
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone