Healdsburg Real Estate – Biking, Dining, Inns, Great Shopping and Beautiful Scenery
Renowned for its local produce, breads and cheeses, fabulous restaurants, upscale boutiques, awesome biking and hiking and hot air balloon rides with breathtaking views.
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.
Healdsburg homes for sale vary from modest cottages and bungalows, to large, beautifully restored late 19thcentury Victorians.
Single Thread Farm, Restaurant & Inn
Healdsburg’s latest crown jewel consists of a team of Farmers, Foragers, Artisans, Chefs and Hospitality Professionals. It’s sited on five acres between the Russian River and the historic San Lorenzo Ranch in Healdsburg.
The property consists of a greenhouse, chicken coops, an heirloom fruit orchard, olive trees, bee hives, and cattle surrounded by vineyards. The farm supplies vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs, and olive oil to the restaurant’s kitchen.
The Nagatani Family of Iga, Japan are 8th generation master potters who produce all of the earthenware pots used at Single Thread Farms. Each piece is hand made using the porous, fossil rich clay found in Iga.
Single Thread’s restaurant offers an eleven-course tasting menu customized to their guests’ dietary preferences and restrictions.
The Inn has just five guestrooms, including a 700 square foot suite. The rooms are timeless, yet luxurious with a contemporary feel.
Shed, is a market and café that was designed as a gathering space to bring the community closer to the way they grow, prepare and share food. It was the Winner of a 2014 James Beard Award for restaurant design. Shed is known for its curated selection of workshops, wares, and freshly prepared foods. The proprietor’s mission is to celebrate and nurture the connection between good farming, good cooking, and good eating.
While Shed produces a lot of it’s own food, it depends on the work of many local farms and ranches, most of them located within 10 miles, and the hard work of many fine artisans.
Why Invest in Healdsburg Real Estate
Healdsburg has been a rising star for over a decade and has morphed into Sonoma County’s belle of the ball. It has an inescapable, charming, yet hip, down to earth personality. Its close proximity to San Francisco, its fabulous restaurants, art galleries and boutiques, stunning scenery and highly coveted Healdsburg real estate make it a great investment.