Welcome to Sebastopol
An affluent neighborhood known for its excellent farming practices, apple orchards, and artistic energy
The Northern California city of Sebastopol is a farm-to-table mecca. Situated in the West Sonoma Valley, Sebastopol offers its community miles of vineyards, rich offerings of organic food, and mild weather year-round.
The town of Sebastopol has a longer history than most, with residents first establishing homes in the 1850s. At this time, a post office and small trade center were the town’s main focus. As the years went on, more settlers drifted into Sebastopol to try their hand at farming.
This venture paid off, and Sebastopol has grown into an affluent but laid-back community. Many residents are drawn to the area for the wide variety of organic restaurants, ties to sustainable farming, and the general pleasantness of being outdoors near expansive vineyards, orchards and proximity to the Russian river and Sonoma Coast.
What to Love
- Incredibly artistic community
- Sprawling farmland, vineyards, and apple orchards
- Incredible dining options
People and Lifestyle
Sebastopol is a vibrant and globally conscious community. In addition to being the arts and creative hub of West Sonoma County, Sebastopol is a leader in local efforts to address climate change. The area is home to many families and working professionals, all of whom are interested in working together to create a more sustainable way of life.
For growing families, Sebastopol offers various architectural marvels to reside in. With styles ranging from 100-year-old Craftsman bungalows and farmhouses to more modern subdivisions, apartments, and condominiums, residents take comfort in continuing their lives in a diverse and grounded way. For those looking to raise children, Sebastopol offers a fantastic school system that actively engages students in their communities. Sebastopol is packed with plenty of amazing opportunities for shopping and dining! With a variety of boutiques, outdoor shopping areas, and fine dining establishments, you’ll have no trouble finding all that you need.
The Barlow is a 12-acre outdoor market district, which features local food, wine, beer, spirits, and crafts made onsite by Sonoma County artisans. Residents are often found strolling along with their dogs in tow, sampling the many different offerings that The Barlow has to provide. Interested in something a bit more structured? Handline brings residents a different take on counter service, serving the freshest ingredients that Sonoma County has to offer. Want fine dining? Farmhouse Inn is a Michelin-starred restaurant connected to the hotel of the same name and serves farm-to-table cuisine straight from the property it sits on.
Things to Do
This artistic city is full of community-building events and fun things to do, especially in terms of being outside and enjoying the endless amounts of farmland.
Want to watch a town tradition? The whole family will love the SEBASTOPOL APPLE BLOSSOM PARADE, which is coming up quickly at the end of April. Going down the main stretch of the city, guests in attendance can watch authentic handmade floats, amazing animals, and colorful displays illuminate the town. Looking for an organized group activity? Ragle Ranch Regional Park offers residents access to numerous outdoor settings, including soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a playground, an off-leash dog park, a peace garden, and group and individual picnic sites with barbecues. A perfect weekend afternoon can be spent enjoying the grounds with your friends and family!
Looking for a bit more adrenaline than your typical friendly baseball game? Sonoma Canopy Tours provides quite a different perspective of Sebastopol — one from up high! Here, residents can take pleasure in exploring the great outdoors from up above on a zipline. This activity is not for the faint of heart, but it will sure give you a different perspective of what amazing nature Sebastopol has to offer.
Dive into the heart of the artist community through the Sonoma County Art Trails, which has exhibits running this fall. Seize the opportunity to engage with local artists, and potentially walk away with a beautiful new piece for your home.
Sebastopol's public schools rank among the highest in the area in terms of student achievement and have a strong community and parent support system. Some schools include:
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