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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Napa is a town in California with a population of 79,722. Napa is in Napa County. Living in Napa offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Napa there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Napa and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Napa are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$536,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,546
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Napa Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    233.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    417.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,022.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    231
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Napa

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,341
National
$55,322
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Napa Reviews

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My time in the napa valley has been rewarding and also has Been my home for forty blessed years. I attended grammar school middle and High school. Also I have had the Players sports since I was 5. It is a safe and flourishing town. For all ages and diverse backgrounds, events, churches and other worship/spiritual groups. Wineries restaurants, parks, clubs, private and public schools including Jc college. Outreach and many different jobs and career opportunity for all ages! Restate is wonderful ! I am very lucky to have Happily and proudly been able to have Napa Valley as my home and shaping me in to a well rounded women.
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Napa is a beautiful town, filled with amazing restaurants and picturesque vineyards; however, this town suffers from a lack of any sort of entertainment for teens (other than the movie theater). Going out for the weekend means younger people (under the age of 21) need to travel or go to the same place every week, towns shouldn't be like that! They should appeal to all ages.
Napa is a very small community and because of that, it's pretty close-knit. I haven't been residing in Napa long, but in the 3 months I've been here, I've been introduced to wonderful people, places and activities. So far, everyone I have encountered appears to be very kind-hearted, and I always make new friends and feel welcomed, rather than an outsider. Napa is also a beautiful area, and many different groups of people are drawn to it, particularly for its amazing wine-tasting! I love waking up in the morning to the beautiful landscape and if I wake up early enough, I can catch a glimpse of the hot air balloons taking off after sunrise. It is really magical here, and has truly helped me become reinvigorated and rejuvenated. This place has been my catharsis, and inspires me to take better care of myself, and others as well.