Welcome to Alta Heights
Find both hip living and serenity in this scenic Napa Valley town
Architectural styles abound here, with everything from Victorian to mid-century modern and the classic California ranch, and the views of the Napa Valley and the Napa River are stunning. Although the area became an official part of the city of Napa in 1875, it remained undeveloped until the early 1900s. A unique, friendly neighborhood that doesn’t take itself too seriously, the name itself reflects the quirk and charm of Alta Heights. Alta translates to ‘high’ in Spanish, and with its gorgeous scenery, great eats, and laid-back vibes, life for locals really does reach the highest of heights.
What to Love
- Thriving restaurant scene
- Tight-knit community
- Sweeping views of Napa
People & Lifestyle
Alta Heights is a warm, friendly neighborhood — and that goes for pups, too! Residents love their furry pals, and most areas are dog-friendly. This unpretentious community has plenty of parks and playgrounds and boasts a neighborly feel that makes it perfect for families. Although the central location lends itself to easy travel, the active lifestyle and entertainment options provide everything you need right here in Alta Heights.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Alta Heights is home to the best in local and organic dining. Restaurants here focus on seasonal ingredients and sustainable farming, making life in this Napa neighborhood both healthy and delicious. Gott’s Roadside, committed to using locally sourced ingredients, has a menu full of American roadside classics, like the California burger with a fried egg and the chicken kale Caesar, as well as a full menu of California-centric wines and beer. The family-owned and operated WALT Wines is the spot for local wines, small plates, and live music. This cozy, upbeat tasting room has several locations and specializes in Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay made from the Pacific Coast’s best vineyards.
For a casual bite with friends, try quick-serve taqueria C Casa. This local favorite makes its organic tortillas from scratch and prides itself on sustainably sourced produce, artisan cheeses, and gluten-free options. The popular Feast It Forward open-air venue showcases local food vendors and musicians, pop-up music, a dining area, food trucks, and day and night time performances for ‘round the clock fun.
Things to Do
With its blend of small-town vibes and cultural chic, Alta Heights offers its residents plenty of activity and fun. The Napa Valley Expo is home to the Napa Town and Country Fair and always has a full lineup of events. This entertainment and business venue is also the site of concerts, fundraisers, trade shows, and more.
One of the most popular destinations in Alta Heights is the Oxbow Public Market. This 40,000 square foot marketplace for great food and wine features a diverse mix of local food vendors, artisan cafes, and organic produce. Grab a coffee and sit on the outdoor deck for views of the Napa River, or enjoy tacos or pizza with friends while pursuing the impressive gastronomic lineup. The best part? Every snack you indulge in is a good deed because the market supports organic and sustainable farming and small business in Napa.
Once you’re finished indulging in the delicious food offered at the market, burn off all those calories with a stroll through the Oxbow Preserve. This 12 acre, pup-friendly park provides scenic walking trails, easy hiking, and a glimpse of all the natural areas and habitats of the Napa River. For a more rigorous workout, visit the Skyline Wilderness Park. With 25 miles of trails ranging from beginner to advanced levels, the park has beautiful scenery and activity for everyone. Make sure to check out the Martha Walker Gardens, a memorial park designed to showcase the area’s native flora.
Alta Heights is home to The CIA at Copia, the world’s premier culinary college, which offers a selection of cooking classes for every level of kitchen enthusiast, as well as professional courses for aspiring chefs. This neighborhood also provides excellent secondary education, including: