Esparto / Capay Valley Real Estate

Esparto / Capay Valley Real Estate

The Capay Valley is nestled between mountains and hills in northern California. Relatively unblemished by large commercial properties, the Esparto/Capay Valley area is home to conventional and organic farmers, retirees, and individuals and families who want to live a natural, rural lifestyle within close proximity to major cities and employment opportunities. Esparto’s population is approximately 2,000 residents. Wildlife sightings, outdoor activities, friendly neighbors, and nightly star-gazing are just a few of the many treasures Esparto and the Capay Valley have to offer local residents.

Shopping and Dining
The first Saturday of the month from April through December, area residents enjoy fresh, organic produce, eggs, locally grown nuts, and more at the Esparto Capay Valley Farmer’s Market on Yolo Avenue and Highway 16. For dining out, head over to the Cache Creek Casino Resort, which is home to the Canyon Café, Chang Shou, Asian Kitchen, Sports Page Pub & Grill, and more. Everyday commodities can be found in nearby Woodland at the Woodland Gateway Shopping Center and the County Fair Mall.

Parks and Recreation
Hunters and anyone who likes to watch wildlife will enjoy the multitude of creatures that call the Capay Valley home. Area residents can occasionally catch a glimpse of deer, beavers, raccoons, coyotes, mountain lions, and bears. Active outdoorsmen and women will enjoy the Cache Creek Canyon Regional Park, which is ideal for rafters, hikers, birdwatchers, and campers who want to enjoy the natural, pristine beauty of the valley. Golf enthusiasts can play on over 7,300 yards of championship courses at the Yocha Dehe Golf Club.

With its fertile soil and easy access to surface water, Capay Valley real estate is primarily used for agricultural purposes. Those wising to relocate to Esparto can find lovely two to four-bedroom single family homes starting at around $120,000. Dream of running a farm or a horse ranch? Look no further than the pristine beauty of Capay Valley. Nestled amongst the mountains and hills of northern California, the multi-acre real estate in Capay Valley is the perfect place to invest in your dreams.

Schools, Health, Transportation
Esparto currently has three schools operating in its boundaries, including: Esparto Elementary School, Esparto Middle School, and Esparto High School. Area residents in need of acute medical care can head over to the nearby Woodland Memorial Hospital. International travel can be arranged through the Sacramento International Airport.

Capay Valley
Capay Valley is a hidden gem, a tourist designation, and in most part remains undeveloped. This is a beautiful slice of farmland.  The rich and nutrient packed soil and the climate produces outstanding quality of produce.  Its comprised of organic farms, mountain ranges with gorgeous oaks and sprinkled with pines, all year around cache Creek feed by Clear Lake and Indian Valley Reservoir all nestled in the mountains of Western Yolo County.  The widest part of the valley is only  approximately 2 miles across.

This  picturesque Valley still has the small and passionate family farms and comprised of 5 towns, Esparto, Capay, Brooks, Guinda and Rumsey that take you back to yester-year days. There is a little bit of heaven for everyone.  The Capay Valley offers access to camping, hiking and whitewater rafting along scenic Cache Creek, bird watching, horseback riding and access to thousands of acres of a wilderness area.

The Capay Valley is known for its history of Almond trees and their beautiful blossoms, there ranches, bay area farmers markets, the region produces nuts, and olive oil, fruits and vegetables, is  approx 60 organic farms which is the highest concentrations in Northern California,

The valley features rural tourism such as  farm tours, wine tasting, olive tasting, and lavender farms.   The valley is now home to vineyards and wineries, and earned its American Viticultural Area designation in 2002.

Some of the Valley Attractions are:
Almond Blossom Festival that includes craft fairs, farming demonstrations, children's activities, music Lots of variety of food, dancing, and so much more.

  • Capay Valley Vineyard and Wine Tasting,
  • Cache Creek Lavender Farm
  • Full Belly Farm hosts a “Hoes Down” harvest festival
  • Capay Organic monthly farm tours
  • Manas Ranch Custom Meats
  • River rafting: Cache Canyon River Trips offers one- and two-day rafting trips each summer that depart from Rumsey. Find details at
  • Southern Barbecue at Guinda Commons,
  • Road Trip Bar and Grill.
  • Cache Creek Casino and Resort including 18-hole golf Course
  • Seka Hills
Enjoy Artisan Foods from the Capay Valley at the Seka Hills Tasting room, their deli offers fresh seasonal salads, sandwiches, charcuterie and snacks for visitors to enjoy while taking in their world class views.  The Roadtrip Bar and Grill is a family-friendly, cutting-edge, lively establishment located in the heart of Capay that boasts an excellent selection of food and drinks. Head over to Cache Creek Casino Resort, which is home to C2 Steak and Seafood, Canyon Cafe, Harvest Buffet, Asian Kitchen, Sports Page Pub and Grill and more. 


Contact Information

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Ken and Linda Pillard, ABR,CDPE,CNE,CRS,PCN,RLI,FS
United Country - California Properties
(530) 713-6121
Fax: 530-658-5277

United Country Real Estate-Northern California, Specialty Property Groups:  Residential Homes, Country Homes,  Farm & Ranch, Horse Properties, Golf Properties, Mountain Properties, Victorians, Land. Also sell organic farms, conventional farms, land brokerage, Yolo County Horse Properties


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