Welcome to Yountville
Upscale and refined, this Napa Valley city offers lots of small-town charm
A picturesque town known for its Michelin-star restaurants and convenient walkability, Yountville is upscale, refined and extremely foodie-focused. Home to less than 3,000 residents, the area is associated with boutique shopping, leisurely lunches and hot-air balloon dotted skies. There’s lots of culture here too: Residents regularly frequent the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater and participate in annual functions like the Yountville Art Walk.
Founded by George C. Yount, the first person to plant grapes in Napa Valley in 1839, the area developed slowly before earning a reputation as a gourmet destination in the 1970s. Today, this 1.5-square mile town is often referred to as the culinary capital of Napa Valley, home to some of the region’s best restaurants.
Historic sites of note include the Shops at The Marketplace — a collection of restaurants, galleries and boutiques located in three centuries-old stone buildings that once housed a winery, barrel room and distillery.
What to Love
- Picturesque and walkable
- Extremely foodie-focused
- Often referred to as the culinary capital of Napa Valley
Yountville is home to a cultured population of individuals who value good food and local art. Residents love the area’s quiet seclusion and picturesque properties.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Enjoy a sophisticated breakfast or lunch at Ottimo, Michael Chiarello’s Italian eatery and market or grab a treat from Bouchon Bakery, a classic French boulangerie that provides all of the area restaurants with one-of-a-kind artisan breads.
Residents of Yountville also frequent Bottega Napa Valley, which offers rustic Italian fare in a lively, indoor-outdoor setting at a historic winery estate; and Ciccio, a bustling, unpretentious find specializing in wood-fired pizzas and Italian entrees. Reserve a table at The French Laundry months in advance. The posh stone cottage is Yountville’s most exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant. The menu, which changes daily, commits itself to serve classic French cuisine with the finest quality ingredients, along with a similarly intense focus on impeccable guest service.
Things to Do
Hot-air balloon rides and bike tours are the preferred weekend activities in Yountville but locals also love The Shops at the Marketplace, a festival-style shopping center offering upscale home, garden, and bath boutiques, plus many fine art galleries.
Yountville Real Estate
Yountville is a charming town in Napa Valley known for its world-class restaurants, wineries, and spas. The real estate market in Yountville is highly desirable, with a median home price of $1.25 million. Homes in Yountville typically range in size from 2,000 to 5,000 square feet and have an average of 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Many homes in Yountville have stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and hills. The town is also home to a number of historic properties, including the Bale Grist Mill, which was built in 1846.
Here are some of the factors that contribute to the high demand for real estate in Yountville:
- The town's proximity to world-renowned wineries
- The abundance of fine dining options
- The mild climate and beautiful scenery
- The strong job market in the wine industry
If you are looking for a luxurious and exclusive place to live in Napa Valley, Yountville is the perfect choice.
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