Sebastopol, CA


Highest Appreciating Sebastopol Neighborhoods Since 2000

Sebastopol, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Sebastopol Housing Market Information

With 7,678 people, 3,586 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $723,458, real estate costs in Sebastopol are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Sebastopol, accounting for 57.19% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Sebastopol include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 17.63%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.46%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 9.98%).

People in Sebastopol primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Sebastopol has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Sebastopol built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Sebastopol built between 1940-1969 ( 26.16%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 13.77%). There's also some housing in Sebastopol built between 2000 and later ( 6.91%).

Sebastopol Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Sebastopol have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 12.72%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Sebastopol house appreciation rate of 1.20%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Sebastopol that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Sebastopol real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Sebastopol appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 8.38%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 88.43% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Sebastopol. Sebastopol appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 3.16%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 13.27%.

Importantly, this makes Sebastopol one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to California, our data show that Sebastopol's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% of the other cities and towns in California.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Sebastopol differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Sebastopol - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Sebastopol real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Sebastopol, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,365,000 5.6
$1,024,001 - $1,365,000 10.6
$682,001 - $1,024,000 46.8
$546,001 - $682,000 10.9
$409,001 - $546,000 11.7
$273,001 - $409,000 8.6
$136,001 - $273,000 1.6
$68,001 - $136,000 1.1
$0 - $68,000 3.2

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.47861244579866 22.7513227513228

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Sebastopol Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
86.76% 3.69% 6 9
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,789 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 48.68
Renters 51.32
Vacant 5.06

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Sebastopol HOMES
2000 or Newer 6.9
1970 - 1999 53.2
1940 - 1969 26.2
1939 or Older 13.8

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Sebastopol HOMES
Single-Family 57.2
Townhomes 10.0
Small Apt. Buildings 11.5
Apt. Complexes 17.6
Mobile Homes 3.7
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Sebastopol HOMES
No Bedroom 4.10
1 Bedroom 15.91
2 Bedrooms 35.32
3 Bedrooms 35.61
4 Bedrooms 7.41
5 or more bedrooms 1.64