I live in Yountville, a truly very unique Town in the middle of the Napa Valley. The Town has a population of 2,973 with about 900 of these being veterans living in the California Veterans Home. It is home to the The French Laundry of Thomas Keller fame and one of the two three Michelin stars restaurants in Northern California.
As with all the wonders here, you should walk down Washington Street after dark during the Festival of Lights, there are a couple of secrets. One is the number of boundary disputes and another is one the locals are all too familiar with, there are parts of the Town that floods.
I happen to live in one but am very fortunate, I get flooded in my house or out of my house. The house doesn’t flood but the access road, Oak Circle does. It was designed to for where it goes over Hopper Creek, this bridge has the smallest opening for the flood waters to flow through and is the first one in Town to overflow its banks.
Given the amount of rain we just had between Wednesday night and all day Thursday, approximately 6 inches,, there was no doubt in my mind there would be flooding in my neighborhood. To my amazement, it didn’t. Came very close to happening but for some reason the rain Gods held back that one last drop and the water stayed within the Creek.
The photo here, from the Town’s website, is what it looks like when it does overflow and run down Oak Circle. Also here is a link to photos of some of the havoc the recent storm did cause here in the Napa Valley from the Napa Valley Register.
Please ask for my professional opinion of fair value for homes in Yountville or elsewhere in the Napa Valley based on 30 years of experience here. cheers cvc