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Sebastopol is a town in Sonoma County, California, United States, approximately 52mi (80km) north of San Francisco. The population was 7,774 at the 2000 census, but its businesses also serve surrounding rural portions of Sonoma County, totaling about 50,000 people, per the town's website. It is about a 20 minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, between Santa Rosa and Bodega Bay, and is known for its liberal politics and small-town charm. It was once primarily a plum- and apple-growing region; wine grapes are now predominant, and almost all ex-orchards are now vineyards. World-famous horticulturist Luther Burbank had gardens in this fertile region. The city hosts an annual Apple Blossom Festival and Gravenstein Apple Fair.
Sebastopol is the home of publisher O'Reilly Media, which publishes books on open-source software. Primus lead singer/bassist Les Claypool, singer/songwriter Tom Waits, singer/songwriter Nick Gravenites and actor Peter Krause currently reside in the area. Sebastopol is home to Analy High School, Laguna High School, Brook Haven Middle School, Gravenstein Elementary School, Hillcrest Middle School, Twin Hills Middle School, Pine Crest Elementary, Apple Blossom Elementary, along with many other private and charter schools.

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Total Population: 8,032
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $46,436
Median Home Value: $291,500
State sales tax: 7.25%
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11/29/10

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Babadon (currently lives here; has lived here for Over 10 years):

""Best Private School-Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm""

In your description of Sebastopol you list local celebrities Les Claypool, Tom Waits and Peter Krause. But you missed Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead. I mention this because they all have their kids in the best private school in the area, Summerfield Waldorf School & Farm. And I know this because all my children have gone there and we have seen them on campus. We love this school, it's a little pricey but well worth it. Check out their website and see what you think. It's one of the very few Waldorf schools that goes from pre-school though high school. It is on a beautiful 32 acre campus with a great farm.

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