I would recommend visiting http://www.city-data.com/city/American-Canyon-California.html. According to this site, American Canyon's "crime index" is in the low 200s, compared to the national average of 319.1. In addition, our unemployment rate as of August 2012 was 7.5%. Our local newspaper (http://www.timesheraldonline.com) recently reported that our unemployment rate went up slightly this year to 9.4% as of June 2013; however, the overall unemployment rate for our county (Napa County) is at 5.8%, compared to the national average of 7.8%.
My husband and I bought our home in American Canyon last August, and we LOVE it! The city is well-maintained, and the community members are friendly. Hope this information helps!
~ Laura... more
There are several good residential areas within walking distance to downtown Napa. Prices for nice homes range from $450k to $650k, higher if you need more space. Downtown Napa, especially along the river, is going through a period of excellent redevelopment.
Napa has great restaurants and shops, and if you want to see the rest of Napa Valley, venture into Sonoma County, or head for gold country, Napa is close to the major highways leading to those destinations. Napa also has a good sense of community, with lots of community events - though most revolve around wine and food.
You can use the link below to do an MLS map search of homes within walking distance of downtown Napa or anywhere else in the area.... more
I am not sure if you are still looking but I know a great broker, licensed to deal in Contra Costa County as well as Napa County, who could give you some great incite! His name is Dana. Here is his number: (707)225-1844. I will put a link to his website below too.... more
In Napa they make auto parts. In Sonoma they make wine. Just kidding. That was an old saying I learned from a very good friend of mine who owns a winery in Sonoma. Both are very beautiful. Sonoma is a little more coastal and Napa a little more arid but both are very beautiful. If I was ever going to leave San Diego though I'd have to choose Sonoma. But I don't live there so I really should leave this for the locals to answer.... more
Both the Browns Valley area, and the area around Alston Park, are both considered desirable family neighborhoods. In order to fully answer your question, it would be helpful to know more about you and your situation, to correctly match you to your new home. If you have dogs, you might prefer the Alson Park area. The park offers an off leash exercise area, and there are many trails for you to hike and explore. In the park you'll run into joggers, families, and horseback riders all in your back yard.... more
Help in qualification for charity and or government will depend on their total financial picture/assets, without additional private information, not easy to determine. Why not first check to see if they qualify for either, then decide.... more
Hello Linda and thanks for your post.
According to the January 13, 2009 Napa Valley Register:
"The total number of cases filed with the (Napa County) court annually has increased by 18.9 percent since 2001. Today there are approximately 32,860 cases filed with the court every year. Over the past seven years, the largest percent increases in civil case filings have occurred in the areas of family law (33.5 percent), juvenile delinquency (30 percent) and general civil (384 percent).
The alarmingly large increase in general civil cases is attributable to the current economy. This category of cases included breach of contract, collection and civil harassment cases. The biggest reduction in case filings came in the area of personal injury cases (24.4 percent). On the criminal side, the largest increase in filings was in felony cases (70 percent)."
The Register, however, did not cite how many cases were felony filings. To learn more about the number of felony cases filed and the conviction rate, you wlll need to contact the Superior Court offices in Napa. They may have statistics available for your review.
Grace Morioka, SRES, e-Pro
Area Pro Realty
San Jose, CA... more