Welcome to Sebastopol

A quiet, peaceful enclave filled with art and agriculture

Unassumingly tucked into the heart of the North Bay and Sonoma County, Sebastopol is a small hamlet of roughly 7,500 people. Its historic lineage dates back to the 1850s when the town was formally established as a central trading post for the agricultural region north of San Francisco.

Throughout its 150 year history, Sebastopol developed an artisanal heart while holding firm to its rustic, rural roots. Most widely known for its Gravenstein apples, the area around the city is also a major grape supplier to numerous wineries.

Sebastopol neighborhoods are an eclectic mix of mid-century moderns, California Craftsman, and welcoming bungalows, with charm found at every address. Framing the idyllic, park-like setting are well-manicured lawns, lush greenery, and a thick canopy shading the numerous sidewalks and pathways.

What to Love

  • Impressive variety of housing set in an idyllic setting

  • Quiet lifestyle, yet close to many of Sonoma's most vibrant hotspots

  • A genuine artists enclave perfect for those with creative flair

  • The Barlow Market District

People & Lifestyle

The Sebastopol lifestyle is pastoral and unspoiled. While it's just as vibrant as many other Sonoma County towns and cities, life here moves at a slightly slower pace. It's the perfect landing spot for those who seek a strong sense of community and an artful spirit.

To that last point, Sebastopol is the unquestioned artisanal heart of the region. Charles M. Schulz, the creator of the Charlie Brown and the Peanuts cartoons, lived in town and opened his first studio here. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead and Emmy-winning director Cory Fukunaga went to high school here. Children's author and creator of the Judy Moody book series Megan McDonald still lives here. 

If you're looking for a wine country retreat to live, work, and create, Sebastopol is the perfect place to be.

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Sebastopol's vibrant culinary scene revolves around the 12-acre industrial-chic Barlow Market District. Populated by numerous restaurants, artisan shops, pop-ups, and regular live music and special event nights, there's rarely a dull moment and always something to do, see, eat, and drink.

A few blocks away on Sebastopol's main street, you'll discover local favorites Ramen Gaijin and the HopMonk Tavern. As you might expect from a town with one of the strongest agricultural identities in the region, Sebastopol's Farmers Market is not to be missed.

Thing to Do

Considering its spirited, artistic heart and rustic farming sensibilities, a unique vibe filters through the town—one that's best to experience through its cultural events.

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is a vibrant home for the area's creative expressions and regularly features art exhibitions and musical performances. It also serves as a center of learning by conducting ongoing classes and events, including those in the visual, performing, literary, and film arts.

Popular fairs and festivals celebrating the town's farming heritage include the Gravenstein Apple Fair, Apple Blossom Festival, and the Sonoma County Farm Trails.


Sebastopol is home to a number of excellent schools. Some of the most celebrated educational opportunities include:

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