Resting at the convergence of three of California’s most renowned wine growing valleys – Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River – Healdsburg has been described as a sophisticated version of Mayberry, the fictional, iconic small town made famous in television’s “Andy Griffith Show.” Built around a town square complete with a park and bandstand, this idyllic wine country community was founded in 1857, incorporated a decade later and reached by the San Francisco & North Pacific Railroad in 1872.
Today, the Sonoma County town of just over 11,000 residents approximately 90 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge is surrounded by more than 60 wineries and hundreds of acres of premium wine grape vineyards. Within walking distance from the town square are numerous fine dining restaurants, cafes, upscale boutiques and art galleries featuring the works of locally, nationally and internationally known artists. Jazz is a major part of the Healdsburg culture as well. Most nights, local restaurants and hotels feature jazz performances, and the community hosts a well-known annual jazz festival in addition to numerous wine and food events.
At any given time, Healdsburg homes for sale might include a wide array of real estate – from modest cottages and bungalows, to large, beautifully restored late 19th century Victorians.
For more information, visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healdsburg,_California, http://www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/ and http://www.healdsburg.com/.