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Moving to Sebastopol/Santa Rosa area!
Posted October 17th, 2012 - 1:03 am by from Sebastopol, United States (Permalink)
Hey everyone!

I'm Christa, I'll be moving to Sonoma County soon and wanted to touch base with you guys.
I've seen a couple of other people post asking about places to live. I'm totally going to hop on that train and ask as well! I don't know why, but I am having a really difficult time finding good places to live up there! Craigslist has been really hit or miss.
If anyone has any suggestions or knows any places opening up, that would be amazing! I'm looking to be up there by the first week of November.
If I can't find anything by then, I'll probably head to the region anyways and hopefully cs until I can find a good spot. So hopefully I can meet some of you guys soon! Maybe we can set up a meeting at a local watering hole or something!

Thanks and Cheers!


Posted October 17th, 2012 - 7:36 pm by from San Rafael, United States (Permalink)
Hi Christa,

I don't know of any places specifically, but Sonoma County is a big place. What part of the county do you want to live in--coast, wine country, or commuter corridor? Or, maybe more essentially, what brings you here?

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 10:12 pm by from Sebastopol, United States (Permalink)
Well Im looking to start work at a local winery outside of Sebastopol, but I'm also hoping to start growing food for the Santa Rosa farmers market, so anywhere inbetween would be great. From what little I've seen I prefer the outer edges of Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, I like living semi rurally.

I'm just hoping to put down some roots in the region and hopefully meet a lot of like minded folk!

Any areas you suggest I look around and stay away from?

Thanks for your interest!

Posted October 17th, 2012 - 10:30 pm by from San Rafael, United States (Permalink)
Sebastopol is great, but it's hard to find a place there--demand is high. Try Graton or Forestville. Good luck!

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Posted October 18th, 2012 - 7:46 pm by from Santa Rosa, United States (Permalink)
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Posted October 19th, 2012 - 2:41 am by from Occidental, United States (Permalink)
Hey Christa.

I have a friend who own properties on Furlong Rd. west of Seb. He is a retired mechinary design proffesor (UCSF I think) and a farmer, growing field crops and grapes. He always need a hand and have room for board (usually).
Are you interested? I can contact him and ask if he is interested...
call me

I also check my email every other day or so


Posted October 19th, 2012 - 8:39 pm by from Cotati, United States (Permalink)
Hi Christa,

I'm local to Sonoma County, raised in Santa Rosa. I always wanted to live in Sebastopol, and finally bought a house some time ago. I found it was really cold as we were near the ocean but still loved it. I recently moved to Cotati which is just about 15 minutes away and has a lot of pockets of large properties that feel semi-rural. Sebastopol is just as high in demand, but I would say look on the outskirts of Rohnert Park, Cotati, and towards Bodega. Those will all keep you near Sebastopol. Also, I highly recommend you steer clear of driving through the heart of Sebastopol if you do like to partake in occasional wine drinking, there are often huge DUI checkpoints that you can't get around. Just something to think about if you are working at a winery. I know when I worked at a winery they often give you wine, or in some cases you are drinking on the job.

At any rate, if you need help finding a place I could always be of some help at advising which places to avoid and which are good. I'd say depending on where you would live in Santa Rosa, you won't be happy if you're looking for semi-rural. I lucked out and rented on a 40 acre vineyard in North Santa Rosa for a few years, but to find that kind of deal now you'd have to be responsible for renting a whole house at $2000+ a month.

Feel free to give me a call. We could always host you too if you need it.


Posted October 21st, 2012 - 11:17 pm by from Sebastopol, United States (Permalink)
Udi, Marlene, and Alan!!!

Thanks so much for the information, I actually just lucked out and was offered a roomshare through my work, so I no longer have to worry about finding a place!

I'll be moving up there the first week of November, so I'm hoping to set up a CS meet sometime and meet you all if you're interested! I appreciate all the insight, and I hope we connect soon.


Posted October 22nd, 2012 - 6:36 pm by from Berkeley, United States (Permalink)
West Santa Rosa is a good are too. Haven't checked prices lately but I used to live out there and rents were way better than Sebastopol. Side note Seb-town is awesome. Congrats on the job.

Posted October 25th, 2012 - 10:26 pm from Sonoma, United States
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Posted November 7th, 2012 - 6:52 pm by from Madison, United States (Permalink)
Hi Aricat -- is your friend still looking to rent parts of her place? I too am moving to the area and am having a bit of a hard time finding a place to live in the Santa Rosa / Sebastopol area also. I will be traveling there to change my surroundings (been living in Madison, WI for over 15 years!) and explore the city. Been there once and I enjoyed how chill it was and all the possibility to start new artistic ventures (I'm a dancer, Capoeira instructor and choreographer, acrobat, writer, and multilingual). Any tips, anyone, or good places to look? Thanks!