Healdsburg real estate lies on a clean, clear, northern stretch of the Russian River at the convergence of Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, and Russian River Valley. Healdsburg’s warmer summers and cool wet winters create a place on earth that plants love to grow and produce fruit. Children or grapes that are lucky enough to grow here become long-lived residents (or timeless wines). Healdsburgites enjoy the convenience of being able to walk across town, but choose to cruise their classic cars instead. Visiting our friends on the Healdsburg Square is always a treat.
If you have a chance to buy real estate in Healdsburg, take it. Of course living in Healdsburg and Sonoma County one must have a boat slip on Lake Sonoma. A boat that is already in the water can be launched in less than a minute and will actually get used. Lake Sonoma provides us with fishing for big, healthy large-mouth bass and land-locked steelhead. The water is clean, clear, and bubbles in places above geothermal activity. Lake Sonoma was built in 1982 with the creation of Warm Springs Dam, a hydro-electric plant that supplies Healdsburg with power. Healdsburg’s dam transformed Dry Creek and the Valley, and assures that the Creek will always have water flow to support migrating steelhead salmon each year. Dry Creek Road’s general store is the place to pick up a deli lunch or drink a beer on the porch with new friends watching the sunset over vineyards. The grounds of Gloria Ferrar Winery are stunning and the fume blanc is refreshing. The Steelhead Salmon Hatchery visitor’s center provides an amazing opportunity to observe powerful shiny salmon barrel upstream on the fish cam. Lake Sonoma feeds the Russian River via Dry Creek, and the River in turn provides Sonoma County with naturally filtered drinking water from a location only a few miles downstream.