Making your new home in Healdsburg will mean you have landed in one of America’s favorite small towns. Decades before, the city of Healdsburg was a sleepy, agricultural community devoted to grape growing and winemaking. But as they say about houses, Healdsburg had good bones, and today homes in this hamlet are highly sought after. With about 12,000 residents this coveted town has climbed its way up the ladder with homes for sale in Healdsburg now ranging from $500,000 well into the $3+million category – that’s excluding the rural Healdsburg properties in Dry Creek & Alexander Valley’s where, depending on vineyards and acreage size, can be for sale in the $3 – 25+million niche’. Real estate Healdsburg takes many shapes and styles, ranging from Victorians in the Plaza district to one of a kind architectural masterpieces set into the rolling hills that surround the town.
Healdsburg's town square – known as The Plaza – is a block of green space featuring a central gazebo that hosts summertime concerts, serves as the community's central gathering place. Today it is ringed by blocks of upscale hotels, boutiques, and eateries that draw foodies from around the world. Visitors come for the farm sourced food, the wine, bicycling events and the shopping as some are now even referring to it as “Carmel North”. So, Healdsburg has been discovered, but it’s not overrun. Besides the laid-back atmosphere of the central shopping district, world class wineries on Dry Creek Road and throughout Alexander Valley are populated with both locals – enjoying their own staycation - and visitors alike.
Living the good life in Healdsburg isn't a difficult goal and it continues to get better. Restaurants – and oh there are too many to mention - include Madrona Manor, which boasts a Michelin star, the adventurous Barndiva, the tony Single Thread (book months in advance) and Valette to name just a few. Nightlife is centered on the Raven Performing Arts Theater, which hosts jazz, rock, and Broadway musicals. The Russian River shares its banks with Healdsburg as it meanders around this city and each summer season seas the city implement a park side “beach”- Memorial Beach - near the newly restored Healdsburg Bridge.