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Location

Sebastopol is 56 miles north of San Francisco in California, on Gravenstein Highway (CA-116) and Luther Burbank Memorial Highway (CA-12), 7 miles west of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma County Administration Center. It lies 13 miles east of Bodega Bay and the Pacific coastline, 10 miles from the Russian River recreation region. It is 102 miles from the State Capitol of Sacramento and 405 miles north of Los Angeles.  Elevation ranges from 65 to 250 feet in the rolling hills.

Population

Sebastopol (City Limits) 7,397
West County market area 50,000
Sonoma County 493,000

Climate

Sebastopol has a moderate climate with southwesterly prevailing winds of 10 m.p.h. The average rainfall is 36 inches annually, concentrated between the months of December and March. No recorded snowfall. Frost is possible December through March, usually less than 10 days per year.

Average Normal Normal Temperatures

  High Low
Spring 72°F 38°F
Summer 80°F 44°F
Autumn 76°F 48°F
Winter 56°F 30°F

Recreational & Cultural Facilities

Sebastopol has nineteen churches, one public library, one weekly newspaper, one television cable system, multiple parks and playgrounds and one public swimming pool. There is a Community Center and Art Center, ball parks, public golf course, tennis courts and the Veterans Memorial Building. Nearby resorts, campgrounds and State Parks add to the recreation facilities. There are also service clubs, fraternal and social organizations, trade associations, youth and sports groups. Art, gardening and music clubs are popular throughout West Sonoma County.

Police & Fire Protection

Sebastopol has its own full-service Police Department. In addition, the County Sheriff’s Department provides protection in unincorporated areas. The Sebastopol Volunteer Fire Department has over 30 volunteers with six trucks. Three adjacent volunteer fire districts also provide service.

Health Services

Sebastopol has one general hospital. There are also physicians, surgeons, an eyecare surgery center, optometrists, dentists, orthodontists, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage centers, psychiatrists, acupuncturists, and two convalescent hospitals.

Housing

Check local listings for current information. Burbank Heights is a subsidized senior housing project.

Transportation

Highways: U.S. 101, State Highways 12 and 116. Bus service is provided by Sonoma County Transit within the County of Sonoma. Also, local buses provide service to both the San Francisco and Oakland Airports for a fee. Sonoma County Airport, in Santa Rosa, has passenger and freight service.

Major Employers

O’Reilly and Associates, Safeway
Analy Union High School, Sebastopol Union School
Palm Drive Hospital

Utilities

Pacific Gas and Electric Company at 111 Stony Circle, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 · (800) 743-5000
SBC California Telephone Company · (800) 310-2355
Water and Sewer: City of Sebastopol, 7120 Bodega Ave., Sebastopol, CA 95472 · (707) 823-7863
 

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