Surrounded by apple orchards and vineyards, and only 15 miles from both the Pacific Ocean and the Russian River, the Western Sonoma County town of Sebastopol is chock-full of surprises. While your thinking of moving here and looking for real estate in Sebastopol have fun driving around the hills of Sebastopol.
The more you spend time here, the more you realize the place holds a diversity of attractions that are rare in such a small community. You can dine on a delicious down-home burger or house-made Boudin Blanc sausages or grilled salmon that came off the boat an hour or two ago.
You can shop for cutting-edge art or rare antiques, or take in the unusual street art. Taste at local boutique wineries, where your pourer may be the winemaker. Pick your own apples or visit local farms. Take a cooking class or play a round of golf. Go hiking or biking. And above all: hunker down in a beautiful spot and unpack a sumptuous picnic put together from the farmers market, your favorite winery discovery, and local artisan food shops while you Discover Sonoma County Living and search for real estate in Sebastopol.
On your quest to Discover Sonoma County Living go see this funky neighborhood on Florence Ave Junk Statues their cute..take a tour. Some of the most imaginative sculpture you’ll ever see decorates the front yards of homes on Sebastopol’s three-block-long Florence Avenue. This great neighborhood is right in downtown so as your looking for real estate in Sebastopol make sure to drive through. Look for the statues around town too.
These works are imaginative, colorful, made from recycled trash, and depict playful, oversized figures that would fit right into a zany 1950s cartoon. You’ll see a rat at the wheel of a hot rod, a tea-sipping Mad Hatter, a joy-riding skeleton on a chopper, giant birds, and many more.
Explore the Barlow a 220,000-square-foot culinary and arts center, The Barlow features architecture that pays modernistic homage to the picturesque apple canneries that once resided here. The attractive buildings in this park-like setting house one-of-a-kind tenants.
You’ll find tasting rooms for Pax winery, Spirit Works Distillery, and Crooked Goat and Woodfour brewing companies; award-winning eateries (Woodfour has a fab pub menu); arts destinations such as Gallery 300 (with two onsite artist studios); and a good many more homeware and clothing shops.
Enjoy the outdoors at Laguna De Santa Rose, the nearby 254-square-mile Laguna de Santa Rosa. A tributary of the Russian River, and the county’s largest freshwater wetlands complex, it’s a beautiful mosaic of creeks, open water, perennial marshes, riparian forests, seasonal wetlands, oak woodlands, and grasslands. To learn more, you can visit the Laguna Environmental Center and take a self-guided tour, or read “Explore the Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetlands.” You will find this great place to recreate is a close location to many neighborhoods and real estate in Sebastopol.
Go to a local museum. Housed in a beautifully restored 1917 railway depot designed by architect Brainerd Jones and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the West County Museum delves into the history of western Sonoma County. Exhibits change throughout the year, exploring such topics as movies filmed in the county, collections of historic toys, or historic Pomo Indian artifacts. Also go to the Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm, where the famed horticulturist developed many fruits, flowers, vegetables and grains still enjoyed today. Visit the farm and take a self-guided or docent-led tour. For more details, read “Visit Luther Burbank’s Experiment Farm.” By the way these places are all within 5 to 15 minutes from real estate in Sebastopol.
Sebastopol is famous for its apples — particularly the Gravenstein. First planted here in 1811 by Russian explorers, the super-delicious, super-versatile Grav is perfect for apple pies, applesauce, baking, cooking, or just plain munching. It’s fun to travel back roads to a farm where you can pick your own Gravensteins, or any of the delectable varieties grown in Sonoma County; Sonoma County Farm Trails lists the many farms that are open to visitors. And in August, the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair is an absolute must.
Sebastopol and the real estate in Sebastopol ranges from large ranch style living to residing in the small town of Sebastopol. Depending on your lifestyle real estate in Sebastopol is generally more casual as the setting is agricultural for the most part. The more expensive real estate in Sebastopol is generally located in Graton, Watertrough road , Pleasant Hill road, Valley Ford, City Center, Cunningham and Bloomfield. These are distinctly different regions some with cooler weather and some in the “banana belt” (local jargon) that sees a bit more sunshine on the North Eastern side. Many smaller homes sit on some acreage in real estate in Sebastopol.