Sebastopol Homes For Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Sebastopol, a small semi-urban community, is located on the western edge of the Santa Rosa plain in Northern California. This quaint city is just 50 miles north of San Francisco, eight miles from Santa Rosa and just 20 minutes to the Pacific Coast. Sebastopol is full of history, dating back to its first U.S. Post Office in the 1850s when world travelers moved North of San Francisco during the Gold Rush. Residents in the community promote and support water and conservation efforts, with much regard to helping in climate change.

Area Highlights

The Neighbors

One of the safest cities in Northern California. Progressive, small-town charm.

The Market

Homes are nestled amidst vineyards, apple orchards, redwood trees and streams. Good selection of starter homes and homes with acreage.


Creative and vibrant community. Outdoor concerts, art events and performances are commonplace.

You'll Love

Local produce and Gravenstein apples.

Perfect For

Festivals, community events, antiques, healthy lifestyles.

Around the Area

With concerts in the plaza, open artist studios, art events and performances, Sebastopol offers a creative and vibrant community and represents the artistic side of West Sonoma County. Sebastopol hosts two art studio tours each year, Art at the Source and Sonoma County Art Trails. Local residents also enjoy the annual Sculpture Jam, which showcases art created from recycled materials.

With housing options ranging from 100-year old craftsman bungalows and farmhouses, to modern subdivisions, apartments and condominiums, Sebastopol offers a diverse amount. Because Sebastopol is surrounded by countryside, it is common for residents to own vineyards, apple orchards, redwoods and streams. Home prices and rental rates lean toward the higher side compared to some other areas in Sonoma County, averaging around $850,000 for June of this year.

Public schools in the Sebastopol’s region remain among the highest in the area based on student achievement and very strong community and parent support. Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm is well known for having a working farm on the same campus as the school. The farm produces fruits, vegetables and flowers while living students the opportunity to learn basic skills. Each grade has specific responsibilities to the farm such as garden work, maintaining compost bins and sustainable agriculture.


Sebastopol is well-known for producing the majority of the world’s supply of Gravenstein apples. In the 21st century, the region has increased in popularity for growing grapes for high quality wines. One of Sebastopol’s biggest events of the year is held in April called the Apple Blossom Festival, which is a two-day event that pays tribute to “everyone’s favorite fruit.”

Sebastopol is ranked among the safest cities in Northern California due to its very low crime rate. With five Council members elected at-large, Sebastopol has a Council-Manager form of government. It has its own Police, Public Works and Fire departments.

Area Map

Area Listings