is sixty-five miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, twenty
minutes from the county seat of Santa Rosa, and forty-five
minutes from the spectacular California Coast. The town is
surrounded by a combination of agricultural and natural open
space, with the commercial and residential development
concentrated near the original downtown area.
- The City of
Healdsburg encompasses about 3.5 square miles, of which
approximately 12% is still undeveloped. It's sphere of
influence is about 5.5 square miles
- State Highway 101
runs along the western edge of town, providing north-south
access to all significant nearby commercial areas, including
the San Francisco Bay Area. The Sonoma County Airport is
fifteen minutes away, and there is a city-owned airport for
private aircraft nearby. Motor freight and rail service is
convenient, and Healdsburg is serviced by all major
overnight and package delivery companies daily. There are
local and regional transit systems. A municipal bus runs six
days a week and County bus service is available daily.
Greyhound Lines and an Amtrak shuttle provide additional
visitor and passenger service. An Airporter bus is available
for direct transportation to San Francisco and Oakland
- The area has a
moderate, Mediterranean-type climate, with ideal growing
conditions for many types of agriculture. Healdsburg is
snow- and smog-free. Summers are dry, with temperatures
between 70 and 90 degrees with cool evenings. Winters are
mild, with fewer than 25 days of frost in an average year.
The average rainfall is 40 inches per year.