Calistoga, CA Real Estate and Community Information
Welcome to Calistoga, CaliforniaNestled in the foothills of Mount St. Helena, the town of Calistoga is known as a place to relax, recuperate and enjoy the beauty of the beautiful surroundings. Calistoga, California real estate and homes for sale in Calistoga is an idyllic setting with a rich history, featuring world-famous natural mineral hot springs and relaxation amidst the beauty of the upper Napa Valley.
Calistoga HistoryDiscovered more than 500 years ago, the volcanic hot springs were prized by the Wappo Indians. During the 1840s, settlers began to arrive in Calistoga, drawn by word of the healing power of the springs. In the mid 1800s, a resort was built by Sam Brannan to take advantage of the hot springs and rival Saratoga Springs, NY, playground of the wealthy in upstate New York. Brannan was instrumental in bringing the railroad to the upper Napa Valley, as eventually daily trips became common between San Francisco and Calistoga. The Gold Rush had created wealthy citizens who traveled to Calistoga for relaxation.
Calistoga Parks and RecreationA nine hole public golf course, the Mount Saint Helena Golf Course, is located at the Napa County Fairgrounds, in Calistoga. Among the nearby parks are Pioneer Park, Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, Bale Grist Mill State Park and MacEdonian Park. Bothe-Valley State Park offers swimming, hiking, picnicking, camping and more. Towering redwoods make hiking scenic; this is a wonderful place to relax under the Douglas Fir trees and enjoy the natural beauty. Within the City of Calistoga, a community pool, senior and fitness classes, summer camps, and recreation classes as well as soccer and basketball are all offered. A community center is also enjoyed by Calistoga residents.
Calistoga Attractions and ActivitiesCalistoga offer a host of nearby attractions and events. Named one of the Top 10 Relaxation & Spa Destinations in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, there is much to do in addition to the Natural Springs, where mud baths, massage, soaking and pampering are the order of the day.
Artisan shops and fine crafts can be found on the friendly streets of downtown. An abundance of restaurants, some rated by the Michelin Guide, are available for the residents of Calistoga. Wineries, scenic hiking, biking, and golf are all part of Calistoga life. Enjoy the Saturday Farmers Market, May through October, featuring fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as crafts and live music. For a little history about the upper Napa Valley, visit the Sharpsteen Museum.
Calistoga EventsOwning a piece of Calistoga real estate will put your family close to a host of exciting local events. Year-round art festivals and open studios give the Calistoga home buyer a chance to furnish their new residence with local and original artwork. The Napa Valley Film Festival is renown and happens in November.
Calistoga is considered legendary around the world. Carolyn can help you find the perfect home here. Real estate in Calistoga is an investment in a wonderful lifestyle for generations to come. Please contact Carolyn to find out more, whether you are considering buying or selling, by phone: 707-258-5248 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out the surrounding areas Napa, American Canyon, St. Helena, Rutherford, Yountville, and Sonoma Valley.