Boasting a rich history as a community that grew up with the gold rush of the 1850s, Napa emerged in the 20th century as the primary economic hub for the Napa Valley Region. The city is home to one of the county's two regional hospitals and the main campus for Napa Valley College. Home to the lion's share of Napa County residents, the city harmonizes beautiful residential neighborhoods shaded by lovely trees with a vibrant mix of light industry, banking, commercial, and retail activity for a convenient lifestyle. The city strongly supports the wine-growing and agricultural activities of the Napa Valley, a world-renowned stretch of fertile land speckled with hundreds of wineries and thousands of small tourism-based businesses. Local shopping, the cultural arts, educational and healthcare facilities, historic sites, and lovely residential developments make Napa a highly desirable place to call home.