The Napa Community

The Department of State Hospitals – Napa is located in Napa, California (pop. 74,000), the largest community in the renowned viticulture center. The schools in the area are reputable. There are a variety of after-school and day-care centers for working parents to choose from.

The climate is often described as Mediterranean. Fall and spring days are pleasant and summer days are warm, with three or four brief heatwaves during the summer. The temperatures during summer nights range between 50 and 55 degrees. The rainy season begins in November, with little or no rain after April. Winter daytime temperatures fluctuate between 50 and 65 degrees, with evening temperatures rarely dropping below 32 degrees between mid-December and March.

Apartments, duplexes, and houses are available in Napa. You can expect to find the following prices for modern housing in the city:

  • One bedroom, unfurnished apartment: $1,200+ per month
  • One-bedroom, furnished apartment: $1,400+ per month
  • Three-bedroom, 2-bath house: $1,800 to $2,000 per month

Interns often live in the town of Napa. More affordable options that are close by include the cities of American Canyon, Fairfield and Vallejo. Many interns elect to live in Berkeley (a 45-minute commute) or San Francisco (an hour or more commute).