Napa Valley may be known as a premier tourist destination; however, it’s also an ideal place to live and work. Did you know that every year approximately 3 million people visit the area? Many wonder about making Napa Valley their permanent home. If you’re thinking about making Napa Valley your new home, but are unsure of the lifestyle or employment options, here are some things you should know about living and working in our wonderful community.
1. Napa Valley has a great economy. In fact, the 2018 Forbes Magazine’s list of “Best Places for Business and Careers” ranked Napa Valley as #65 in the country. It also ranked us #21 for Job Growth. While the major industries noted were wine and tourism, Napa Valley’s economy goes way beyond that. Our major employers are also in healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Our unemployment rate is currently at an all-time low, so many people find it a great time to lay down roots in the area.
2. Napa Valley is about much more than wine. You may have heard that we have a booming wine industry. But we also have great breweries, a chocolate factory (which, by the way, makes microbrew beer brittle and wine truffles), and we have not just great chefs, but an actual Iron Chef. Check out Morimoto Napa for a truly memorable dining experience.
3. We are a health-conscious place to live. Napa county is often ranked as one of the healthiest places to live. Because we have great weather year-round, it’s easy to stay active here. Whether you prefer to walk the Riverfront Promenade, hike the many scenic trails, or bike along the vineyard hillsides, you’ll find many recreational activities that’ll keep your mind and body happy and healthy.
So if you’re not currently a Napa Valley resident, maybe now is the perfect time to make your move. Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, remember that you can always find many great real estate tips on our Facebook page. If you’re thinking about buying or selling your home, we can help! Contact us today!