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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Healdsburg, California

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Where to Retire in Healdsburg and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value in Healdsburg was $1,037,858 in early 2022.

What Is Special about Healdsburg

This is a bustling tourist town with many highly rated restaurants and top of the line shops. The area's wine is a big draw with vineyards such as Francis Ford Coppola's - which features a swimming pool as well as serious wine tasting. The Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza has been renovated and a big draw.

What Is Not Special about Healdsburg

Healdsburg is a small tourist town that is quite expensive.

Climate and Physical Environment

The town is in Sonoma County north of San Francisco and 15 miles from Santa Rosa. The terrain is rolling hills with many vineyards.  The climate is influenced by the nearby Pacific. Summers are dry and winters are wet. The average January temp is in the high 40s and the average July temp in the low 70s.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Hand Fan Museum is the apex of local culture. Food is well represented with many first class restaurants including Bistro Ralph, Campo Fina, and Scopa. Copain Wines is one of the top local wineries.


The crime rate is less than half the national average.

Medical Facilities

Healdsburg District Hospital serves the region; there is a Kaiser Hospital in nearby Santa Rosa.


There is a small airport in Santa Rosa, but the nearest international airport is in San Francisco, about 80 miles away.

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