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Pros

-Year-round climate
-Attractive setting
-Entertainment

Cons

-Tourist impact
-Cost of housing
-Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Napa Metro Area


Napa is a small town located at the base of California’s famed Napa Valley, a Mediterranean-like wine-growing region extending 30 miles northwest. Once agricultural in form and purpose, Napa has become a commercial and residential center. It also houses some commuters heading south into the San Francisco Bay Area. The town itself is unremarkable, and fortunately, growth controls have preserved its modest size. The wine-growing areas are beautiful, and the fortunate arrangement of mountains and the Bay have created one of the most appealing micro-climates in the world. The wine growing region is not only prosperous and acclaimed worldwide, but the wineries themselves create quite a tourist attraction.



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Quick Facts About Napa


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Napa is 4.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Napa jobs have Increased by 2.36 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Napa's cost of living is 72.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Napa's population is 80,434 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 30.06 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Napa is $554,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -8.93 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Napa public schools spend $9,127 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 24.5 students per teacher in Napa.

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Get out while you can
My family has been here since the late 1800's. Some of the earliest settler's. Raised in Napa I would of never thought that this town would turn in to the "arm pit of... (read more)
Too expensive
Born and raised in Napa Valley unfortunatley will be looking to relocate to a different state/Town soon. Napa valley is getting outrageous with rent prices...not to... (read more)
Napa, California
Napa is situated in a beautiful little valley world-renowned for it's wine and lifestyle. Napa is located about 50 miles NE of the Golden Gate Bridge across the bay from... (read more)
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