Sebastopol, CA (Valley Ford)




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About Sebastopol, CA (Valley Ford)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Valley Ford median real estate price is $1,021,390, which is more expensive than 87.6% of the neighborhoods in California and 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Valley Ford is currently $1,610, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.0% of California neighborhoods.

Valley Ford is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Sebastopol, California.

Valley Ford real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Valley Ford neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Valley Ford are 7.4%, which is lower than one will find in 60.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Valley Ford is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Valley Ford neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 19.4% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Valley Ford neighborhood has more Croatian and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 20.2% have English ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Valley Ford neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.3% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in California, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in California.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Valley Ford neighborhood in Sebastopol are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 81.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 70.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Valley Ford neighborhood, 53.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 22.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.9%), and 10.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Valley Ford neighborhood in Sebastopol, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (20.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.3%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.6%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Valley Ford neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.4%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Valley Ford neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.1%) and 5.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Sebastopol 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Valley Ford 0.101011101001110
Sebastopol 0.101011101001110
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Valley Ford 0.101011101001110
Sebastopol 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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WEST SONOMA COUNTY UNION HIGH


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Wscuhsd Community Day
490 Taft St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12
West Sonoma County Consortium
462 Johnson St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
KG-12
Analy High
6950 Analy Ave.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12
El Molino High
7050 Covey Rd.
Forestville, CA, 95436
09-12
Laguna High
445 Taft St.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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TWIN HILLS UNION ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Apple Blossom
700 Water Trough Rd.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
KG-05
Twin Hills Charter Middle
1685 Water Trough Rd.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
06-08
Orchard View
700 Water Trough Rd.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
KG-12
Sunridge Charter
7285 Hayden Ave.
Sebastopol, CA, 95472
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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HARMONY UNION ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Harmony Elementary
1935 Bohemian Hwy.
Occidental, CA, 95465
KG-01
Pathways Charter
150 Professional Center Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA, 94928
KG-12
Salmon Creek School A Charter
1935 Bohemian Hwy.
Occidental, CA, 95465
02-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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SHORELINE UNIFIED


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Tomales High
3850 Irvin Rd.
Tomales, CA, 94971
09-12
Bodega Bay Elementary
1200 Canon St.
Bodega Bay, CA, 94923
KG-05
West Marin Elementary
11550 Highway 1
Point Reyes Station, CA, 94956
02-08
Inverness Elementary
Bayview And Mesa
Inverness, CA, 94937
KG-01
Tomales Elementary
40 John St.
Tomales, CA, 94971
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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