Sebastopol/West County

Area Overview

Sebastopol has a rich agricultural history, including Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge Experiment Farm, where the renowned horticulturist developed more than 800 varieties of fruits, flowers, vegetables, and grains beginning in the 1880s. The area is also known for growing Sonoma County’s second world-famous crop: Gravenstein Apples. Every August the town celebrates the apple harvest at the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair.

Sebastopol embraces the fine arts, culture, history (West County Museum), the healing arts, fine dining, healthy dining, wine, farming, the environment, sustainable living, outdoor recreation (Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetlands Preserve) and more.

Wander around charming downtown Sebastopol and discover the many unique shops featuring crafts, health food, clothing, books, housewares and toys, along with restaurants, pubs, New Age stores, and art galleries. Antique stores abound, earning the area the nickname Antique Row.

And about a half mile northeast of downtown, visit the shops, tasting rooms and eateries in the park-like setting of the 220,000-square-foot business center known as The Barlow.

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