Mill District welcomed homeowners to Healdsburg earlier this month for a special weekend of fun, food, and fabulousness.
The weekend spanned three days in the middle of the month, and was designed to give our first group of homeowners a true and authentic taste of what it will be like to live in Healdsburg (if they don’t already).
Josie Carroll, director of marketing, said these events help build community. “While crews are working around the clock to build the structures that eventually will comprise Canopy, our homeowner gatherings give our new residents the opportunity to meet one another, share experiences together, and bond over delicious meals,” she said. “We like to look at it as if we’re building the neighborhood in more ways than one.”
Our June gathering brought 15 Mill District families together and embedded them in Healdsburg life. They went on a walking food tour with Savor Food Tours. They cycled on e-bikes through the Dry Creek Valley with Development Manager Naomi Williams and cycling ambassadors Ted and Laura King. And they toured Canopy to get a sense of how construction on their homes is coming along.
Those are only some of the highlights. A welcome reception at Orsi Vineyards combined with Journeyman meatballs, Quail & Condor breads, and bocce for a rollicking start to the weekend. Because the weather was beautiful, many of our homeowners enjoyed strolling and shopping at the Saturday morning farmers’ market.
On the last night, the group enjoyed a feast prepared by Chef Matthew Cargo, and wines from local producers including Limerick Lane Cellars, Flambeaux, Selby Wines, and Robert Young Estate Winery. “Nobody left hungry, that’s for sure,” quipped Carroll.
Mill District will continue hosting homeowner weekends—especially as the group of inaugural homeowners continues to grow. These types of gatherings are one of the many benefits of owning a home at Mill District. We’re not just building a new neighborhood; we’re building a community.