Welcome to Healdsburg
A chic, destination neighborhood filled with small-town charm and a bustling wine community
In the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, Healdsburg has become a top location for those desiring to establish a second home. Residents have always been attracted to Healdsburg for its charming town center, rich outdoor lifestyle, and, of course, expansive vineyards. What makes Healdsburg extra special for residents is its accessibility. Residents can spend an entire afternoon tasting delicious wine without having to drive a car from vineyard to vineyard.
Wine is the main attraction in this small town. Healdsburg is home to three of the top wineries in the United States. With a population of just over 11,000, Healdsburg is a charming small town that stomps a lot of grapes. Residents can enjoy tasting wine from the numerous vineyards or venturing to the downtown district, where over 30 wine tasting rooms are available.
Besides enjoying the fruits of their labor, Healdsburg residents tend to live in chic homes, with many making this charming town their second home escape. Offering everything from quaint bungalows to upscale properties with breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyard-covered valleys, Healdsburg homes are often seen with modern upgrades to accommodate the luxurious atmosphere.
What to Love
- Incredible vineyards
- Charming small-town energy with ample entertainment opportunities
- Fantastic dining options
People and Lifestyle
Healdsburg is Sonoma County’s jewel box. Given that many desire second homes in this locale, Healdsburg residents tend to be working professionals and retirees. There is a relaxing and quaint atmosphere with laid-back residents who are interested in enjoying what Healdsburg has to offer in food, art, and culture. One will often find residents and tourists alike escaping to Healdsburg to avoid the crowds and take in the vast scenery of Northern California.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Healdsburg is packed with plenty of amazing opportunities for shopping and dining. With a variety of boutiques and fine dining establishments, you’ll have no trouble keeping busy.
Looking for something sweet? Quail & Condor is a stellar bakery, serving fresh pastries and loaves every day. After a long day of sipping wine at the vineyards, residents often take advantage of the downtown scene. Here, they often dine at restaurants such as Valette, which offers dishes focusing on the amazing produce from the Sonoma Valley. Want a meal that is completely over the top? Single Thread Farms Restaurant is a three Michelin Star fine dining experience like no other. In the heart of downtown Healdsburg, guests are treated to a tasting menu, which showcases the seasonal bounty from the chef and sous chef’s farm. To top off the evening, make sure to check out Noble Folk Ice Cream and Pie Bar — a Healdsburg staple.
Things to Do
Healdsburg is no stranger to hosting amazing outdoor festivals and activities. For residents looking to expand their art collection, Healdsburg Art Festival features up to 60 different artist vendors, live performing arts entertainment, artist demonstrations, public art, and interactive community arts activities. Want to hear some live music? Healdsburg Jazz Festival offers a seven-day celebration of jazz music and the arts!
Are you looking to continue growing your knowledge of wine in the Sonoma Valley? Residents and tourists can take advantage of the numerous wine and food festivals, such as Passport to Dry Creek Valley and the Healdsburg Wine and Food Experience. Both festivals offer a large offering of amazing wine and cuisine and help expand what is possible in farm-to-table cooking.
Healdsburg public schools function under the Healdsburg Unified School District, which consists of one elementary, middle, and high school. Families also have the option of private schools, some of which include: