Living Local

It’s a wonderful life.

St. Helena has been compared to a quaint European village. It’s been called a town worthy of Norman Rockwell’s America. It has a vibrant arts scene and a level of food and wine that you’d expect to find in a world capital. Yet it’s home to friendly neighbors, safe streets, and well-ranked schools. That’s St. Helena in a nutshell – a stylish wine-country destination that remains a charming, old-school small town.

Ask any of St. Helena’s residents why we live here, and the list of reasons will be long. There’s the natural beauty of living in a verdant valley that experiences four distinct but pleasant seasons. There’s the high safety and low crime – just check our bi-weekly police log in the St. Helena Star and you’re likely to read about lost wallets and barking dogs as the pressing concerns of our local law enforcement.

We have a healthy economy based in agriculture and hospitality, with many other innovative businesses being developed here. Doing business in St. Helena gives you a extraordinary work/life balance. There’s a wide variety of public and private schools to choose from. We’ve got a lively cultural scene – St. Helena has a thriving community of writers, artists, and performers. We’re a big player in the farm-to-table movement, featuring a weekly summer farmer’s market filled with local growers and craftspeople. And, if that isn’t enough, there’s always easy access to the San Francisco Bay Area, the coast, and the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Come find out why so many people arrive in St. Helena as tourists and eventually stay as residents. It’s a wonderful life.