St. Helena

A prosperous community perfect for wine lovers.

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Welcome to St. Helena

Located in heart of Napa Valley, St. Helena is an affluent community ranking among the best in the world. With weather similar to the comfortable climate of the Mediterranean and an abundance of first-class wineries, it’s no surprise that wine aficionados flock from all corners of the country to experience California’s exclusive Wine Country. Neighborhoods in the area offer charming cottages, sprawling contemporary farmhouses, and hilltop homes with rustic materials and copious amounts of natural light, and are just some of the architectural designs and styles found in St. Helena homes. Known as “Napa Valley’s Main Street”, St. Helena’s small town provides big charm. 

What to Love

  • Numerous, picturesque vineyards perfect for touring and wine tasting
  • Home to upscale boutiques and top-rated fine dining options 
  • A variety of living experiences, including elite gated communities and open developments
  • Its location provides easy access to sparkling cities like Santa Rosa and San Francisco Bay

Local Lifestyle

St. Helena’s relaxing, lavish aura provides the ultimate countryside escape. Its mild suburban feel allows residents to take in Wine Country at a leisurely pace. Locals can be found with a wine glass in hand while browsing St. Helena’s vineyards or simply soaking in the beauty surrounding their elegant home. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

In Wine Country, glasses of top-quality wine can be found at any corner. Meander through the brilliant countryside to V. Sattui Winery, a family-owned vineyard boasting tours, indoor and outdoor wine tasting, and an on-site deli and marketplace. Have a countryside picnic on their scenic grounds with a handmade charcuterie board, handcrafted sandwiches, and a glass of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Embark through Wine Country on a luxurious, historic train as you enjoy gourmet cuisine and handcrafted wine from Napa Valley Wine Train. Experience a chic, sophisticated ambiance at Press Restaurant, a fine-dining eatery offering fresh seafood and wine pairings in the heart of St. Helena. For a night out with friends, sip on hand-fashioned cocktails in Goose & Gander’s popular basement bar. St. Helena’s lively downtown is home to stylish boutiques and trendy art galleries. Find your latest statement piece at Amelia Claire, a small shop selling a curated collection of women’s apparel, or admire custom-made fine jewelry at E.R. Sawyer Jewelers. For a fine selection of vintage art pieces, peruse Arader Galleries

Things to Do

Those who want to tighten their cooking skills can book a private event or register for hands-on cooking, baking, and wine class at The CIA at COPIA, Napa Valley’s premier culinary teaching location. Experience Wine Country’s warm breeze at your back as you bike your way through rolling hills and sprawling fields on a cycling adventure from St. Helena Cyclery. History connoisseurs can learn more about St. Helena’s rich history at Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park. Explore the famous water-powered mill there or hike its tree-lined trail to Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and have lunch at one of its many picnic sites. The St. Helena Summer Concert Series provides delicious fare, wine, and live music performances in the summer months while the annual Hometown Harvest Festival celebrates the return of fall with a wine lounge and artisan vendors. Holidays in St. Helena are chocked full of festive activities like a holiday wine barrel tour, Santa sightings, and the community’s very own 26-foot lighted snowflake. 

Schools

St. Helena is served by the St. Helena Unified School District. Notable schools include:

  • Robert Luis Stevenson Middle School serves grades sixth through eighth and is a California Gold Ribbon School for its outstanding academic achievement in executing state standards. 
  • Saint Helena High School, a four-year secondary institution, is a California Gold Ribbon School and was named one of US News and World Report’s “Best High Schools”. 

St. Helena Real Estate

In the heart of Napa Valley, the enchanting town of St. Helena stands as a testament to wine country luxury. Surrounded by world-class wineries, gourmet restaurants, boutique shopping, and a thriving arts scene, St. Helena real estate embodies the pinnacle of California's upscale living.

Unraveling Homes for Sale in St. Helena: A Buyer's Guide

  • A View to Die For: The highest echelons of St. Helena homes are nestled in the hills, where residents are treated to unparalleled vistas of Napa Valley. Exploring the St. Helena hills with vineyards gives one a taste of this lavish living.
  • Affordable Elegance: While the median home price in St. Helena hovers around $1.7 million, there's a spectrum of pricing, with the town center offering the most pocket-friendly options. These homes might not flaunt those sweeping valley views but compensate with their proximity to the town's vibrant amenities.
  • Space & Sophistication: Homes in St. Helena typically span from a generous 2,000 to an expansive 5,000 square feet. With 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 or 3 bathrooms, these homes cater to a variety of family sizes. Many houses in the area have undergone renovations, boasting modern amenities that complement their classic charm. Not to forget, most homes come with an inviting yard or patio, enhancing the living experience.

However, diving into the St. Helena real estate market isn't a leisurely walk in the vineyard. Properties here are in high demand, often selling rapidly and fetching prices above their listings. Aspiring homeowners need to be agile, informed, and ready to commit.

Top Tips for St. Helena Home Buyers:

  1. Secure Your Finances: Start by getting pre-approved for a mortgage. Knowing what you can spend is crucial.
  2. Stay Alert & Ready: Given the pace at which homes sell in St. Helena, it's paramount to be quick on the draw when you find the perfect property.
  3. Save for the Down Payment: A home here typically demands an average down payment of 20%. Planning for this can smooth out your buying experience.
  4. Choose the Right Guide: While you might be tempted to go it alone, having an experienced hand can make all the difference. St. Helena real estate agent Lauren Lawson has valuable insights into the broader Napa Valley market, including St. Helena.

St. Helena isn't just a town; it's an experience. From its vineyards to its vivacious downtown, it promises an elevated lifestyle. If you're on the hunt for a blend of luxury, culture, and the finest wines, St. Helena is your destination.

 


Overview for St. Helena, CA

8,527 people live in St. Helena, where the median age is 52.3 and the average individual income is $88,261. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Total Population

52.3 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for St. Helena, CA

St. Helena has 3,931 households, with an average household size of 2.12. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in St. Helena do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,527 people call St. Helena home. The population density is 65.71 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Median Age

50.31 / 49.69%

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2.12

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Around St. Helena, CA

There's plenty to do around St. Helena, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Lang & Reed Wine, Karl Lawrence Cellars, and Red Cap Vineyards.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 4.68 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.7 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.51 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.69 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.6 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$$$ 3.92 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Schools in St. Helena, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby St. Helena. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Saint Helena Elementary
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
4/5
Foothills Adventist Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Robert Louis Stevenson Intermediate
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 2nd
No rating available
St Helena Montessori School And Farm
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Work With Lauren

As a dedicated REALTOR® in the heart of Napa, St. Helena, and Yountville, I find immense joy in connecting clients with their dream homes. My commitment runs deep, and those who've worked with me in these picturesque regions will vouch for the passion and professionalism I bring to every transaction. In fact, about 80% of my business thrives on the trust and referrals of past clients. Ensuring I'm always available and just a call away is my way of guaranteeing an exceptional customer experience. Whether you're envisioning the perfect home nestled in the scenic beauty of Napa or Sonoma Valleys, dreaming of the idyllic charm of wine country living, or simply longing for the allure of its captivating landscapes, let's embark on this journey together! As your local lifestyle expert, allow me to introduce you to the vibrant collection of experiences awaiting you in our communities.

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