Introduction to Healdsburg, California
Healdsburg, California, in Sonoma county, is 14 miles NW of Santa Rosa, California (center to center) and 62 miles NW of San Francisco, California. The city is part of the Santa Rosa metropolitan statistical area. About 10,722 people live in Healdsburg.
The city of Healdsburg is centered around a 19th century plaza. This plaza remains, to date, an important focal point for both tourists and locals. Healdsburg was founded under the Mexican rule, though its existence dates back thousands of years. The Pomo Indians were among the first settlers in this region and they built their villages along the dense oak and madrone forests lining the banks of the Russian River. New settlers arrived in the region in the mid-1800s, and the California gold rush of 1849 brought many people in its wake. The city of Healdsburg was officially incorporated in 1867, and the advent of the Northwestern Pacific Railway in 1871 brought tremendous growth and prosperity to the area.
Healdsburg and nearby Attractions
- Healdsburg Museum
- Healdsburg Branch Sonoma County Library
- Sonoma County Wine Library
- Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach
- Foss Creek
- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Things To Do In Healdsburg
The museums, county libraries and various memorial buildings give visitors a feel of the ancient history of the city of Healdsburg. The city boasts of charming, pristine beaches and numerous creeks. Quaint, peaceful churches dot the city's streets and there are quite a few amusement parks like the Gibbs Park, the Giorgi Park, and the Tayman Park. The city has an amazing wine library, and the enthusiastic shoppers can browse through the city's shopping plazas.
Sonoma County Airort is the local major airport.
Healdsburg Higher Education
The city is served by Sonoma State University.