About the Ventura County, CA Area

ABOUT VENTURA COUNTY


To see what each city has to offer simply click on that city in the list below!


Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Lake Sherwood, Simi Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, Moorpark, Camarillo, Ventura, Ojai, Oak View, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Santa Paula, and Fillmore.


Ventura County has been known as one of the best places in the world to live. With weather that is considered as perfect, offering mild winters and incredible summers residents can actively live in the outdoors most of the year. The climate in Ventura County ranges from the 60's in the winter to the mid 80's in the summer along the coast and from the 60's in the winter to the 100's in the summer as you move away from the coast.

Ventura County is made up of four distinct areas; coastal, agriculture, professional, and retirement. With two military bases in Ventura county, Point Mugu and Port Hueneme, we have a large influence of military life along the southern coastal areas. Activities in Ventura County are abundant ranging from surfing and parasailing in the ocean to water skiing in and fishing in the lakes; hiking is available in almost every city with mountain ranges flowing throughout the county. Youth sports are among the top in the country with very competitive city sports as well as some of the best club/traveling sports programs available to young people today. Local teams in recent years have won the little league world series and have had local high schools win the state championship in their respect divisions of football, basketball and volleyball. Some of the nations best HS athletes are coming from the great coaching offered at several schools throughout the county.


Real Estate in Ventura County is one of the best investments a person could make. As an independent brokerage of Ventura County Allred Realty knows and serves the following cities, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Lake Sherwood, Malibu,  Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Moorpark, Santa Rosa Valley, North Ranch, Simi Valley, Camarillo, Somis, Ventura, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Fillmore, Santa Paula and Piru. Allred Realty represents both buyers and sellers so whether you are looking to buy your first home, your dream home,  retirement home, investment property or Commercial Property the team at Allred Realty is ready to make your real estate experience a great one.


If you would like more information regarding Ventura County real estate contact me today.

Lake Sherwood, CA

Lake Sherwood is a unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP)[2] in the Santa Monica Mountains, in Ventura County, California overlooking the lake of the same name. It is south of the city of Thousand Oaks, and west of Westlake Village. The ZIP Code is 91361, and the community is inside area code 805. Parts of The Muppet Movie was filmed here.[citation needed] The population was 1,527 at the 2010 census.

Somis, CA

Santa Rosa Valley, CA

The Santa Rosa Valley is a small valley in Ventura County, California[1] about 5 miles (8.0 km) long (east to west) and 2 miles (3.2 km) wide (north to south) containing the rural community of Santa Rosa, which is sometimes considered to an outlying neighborhood of Camarillo, although not within its territorial limits. It is bordered on the south by the Camarillo Hills and on the north by Las Posas Hills. The valley is drained principally by the Arroyo Santa Rosa, a tributary of Callegas Creek, which flows into the Pacific Ocean at Magu Lagoon.

Palmdale, CA

Ojai, CA

Just a few miles up Highway 33, but a world away from the headaches and traffic that thwart much of Southern California is the small town of Ojai. About 12 miles inland from Ventura, Ojai is the smallest city in Ventura County, and we are darn proud of it.

Ojai's charms are many. The community has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts. A village ”as we locals call it”of about 8,000, Ojai is a vibrant place with so much natural beauty that it gained fame decades ago when the area was photographed to represent Shangri-La in the 1939 movie, The Lost Horizon.

Filled with delightful shops, art galleries and a host of places to retreat from the fast-paced lifestyle that can knot the nerves, Ojai invites you to walk its oak-shaded paths taking some time to drink in the serenity of it all.

Fillmore, CA

Fillmore is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. The population was 15,002 at the 2010 census, up from 13,643 at the 2000 census.
Fillmore was founded in 1888 by Jerome A. Fillmore, General Superintendent of the Southern Pacific Railroad. On August 1, 1888, a street map of the town of Fillmore was recorded in the Ventura County Courthouse. By 1900 Fillmore had a population of 150. The first schoolhouse was built in 1874. It was 20 by 30 feet (6.1 by 9.1 meters) with three windows on each side. The first graduating class of Fillmore High School was in 1910 with four students. 1889 saw the first commercial orange grove planted in Fillmore. During the “orange rush” of 1897, the Fillmore Citrus Fruit Association was formed and would eventually become Sunkist Growers. Fillmore’s first orange packing house was built at the corner of Sespe Avenue and A Street, on property purchased for $50 (sources: Fillmore Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau).
Fillmore still has a small-town atmosphere which is becoming increasingly rare in suburbanized Ventura County. The farms of nearby Bardsdale, as well as the town's relatively remote location away from the sprawl of the West and South parts of the County, have helped preserve this atmosphere.

Oakview, Casitas Springs, Meiners Oaks, CA

This surrounding area of Ojai is known for its tranquil setting. Nestled in the valley on the way to Ojai you can enjoy the views as you drive the 2 lane 33 highway. With the tight knit communities along the road you will truly find yourself in paradise. Located about 10 minutes from Lake Casitas there are many things to do, from fishing to hiking the Casitas hot springs. You will enjoy the settings of the mountains yet have the benefits of the big city amenities.

Ventura, CA

Ventura (officially the City of San Buenaventura; commonly called San Buenaventura before 1891[2]) is the county seat of Ventura County, California, United States, incorporated in 1866. The population was 106,433 at the 2010 census, up from 100,916 at the 2000 census. Ventura is accessible via U.S. Route 101, State Route 33, and State Route 126.
Father Junípero Serra founded Mission San Buenaventura in 1782,[3] forming the basis of what would become the city. The mission was named for St. Bonaventure, a Thirteenth Century Franciscan saint and a Doctor of the Church. On July 6, 1841, Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado granted Rancho San Miguel to Felipe Lorenzana and Raymundo Olivas,[4] whose Olivas Adobe on the banks of the Santa Clara River was the most magnificent hacienda south of Monterey.
After the American Civil War, settlers came to the area, buying land from the Mexicans, or simply as squatters. Vast holdings were later acquired by Easterners, including the railroad magnate, Thomas Scott. He was impressed by one of the young employees, Thomas R. Bard, who had been in charge of train supplies to Union troops, and Bard was sent west to handle Scott's property.
Not easily accessible, Ventura was not a target of immigrants, and as such, remained quiet and rural. For most of the century which followed the incorporation of Ventura in 1866, it remained isolated from the rest of the state.
Bard is often regarded as the Father of Ventura and his descendants have been prominently identified with the growth of Ventura County. The Union Oil Company was organized with Bard as President in 1890, and has offices in Santa Paula. The large Ventura Oil Field was first drilled in 1919 and at its peak produced 90,000 barrels per day (14,000 m3/d). The city is located between the Ventura River and the Santa Clara River, leading to soil so fertile that citrus grew better here than anywhere else in the state. The citrus farmers formed Sunkist Growers, Incorporated, the world's largest organization of citrus production.

Malibu, CA

Piru, CA

Piru ( /ˈpaɪru¢°/ "Pie-roo") is a small unincorporated census-designated town located in eastern Ventura County, California, in the Santa Clara River Valley near the Santa Clara River and Highway 126, about seven miles (11 km) east of Fillmore and about 13 miles (21 km) west of Interstate 5. The population was 2,063 at the 2010 census, up from 1,196 when the 2000 census was enumerated. Lake Piru, in the Los Padres National Forest, is the main recreational attraction.
The town was founded in 1887 by David C. Cook, a wealthy publisher of Sunday School tracts and supplies from Elgin, Illinois, who bought the Rancho Temescal Mexican land grant from the sons of Ygnacio del Valle. Wanting to establish a "Second Garden of Eden" in this part of the Santa Clara River Valley, Cook specified, tradition says, that the acreage be planted with fruits identified with the Biblical garden—apricots, dates, figs, grapes, olives and pomegranates. That same year, he built his first home, a Colonial Revival structure, at the southwest corner of Main and Center Streets.

North Ranch, CA

Woodland Hills, CA

Camarillo, CA

Camarillo ( /ËŒkæməˈri¢°oÊŠ/) is a city in Ventura County, California, United States. The population was 65,201 at the 2010 census, up from 57,084 at the 2000 census. The Ventura Freeway (U.S. Route 101) is the city's primary thoroughfare.
Camarillo is named for Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, two of the few Californios (pre-1848 California natives of Hispanic ancestry) to preserve the city's heritage after the arrival of Anglo settlers. As with most cities in Ventura County, it is noted for its resistance to new development. Some of the most desirable land in the city limits, located on the north and south sides of the Ventura Freeway, is "permanently" zoned for agricultural use. The construction in these zones shows the progress made towards erosion of this permanence. It is home to the Ventura County, California, Sheriff's Department Academy, as well as the department's other assets; such as the VCSD Air Unit, SWAT Unit, Bomb Squad, and Reserve Officer Academy.

Lancaster, CA

Santa Clarita, CA

Oxnard, CA

Discover Oxnard's unique coastal setting and small town charm. Every year thousands of visitors and residents experience the culturally diverse flavor of Oxnard. The area’s sunny Mediterranean-like climate compliments a wide variety of outdoor recreation and attraction venues, which are available year round. View breathtaking sunsets and vistas that the Pacific Ocean provides with the Channel Islands in the background.

With 7 miles of uncrowded, white sandy beaches Oxnard is a surfer's dream and a sun lover's haven. Oxnard offers an array of land and sea activities such as sailing, kayaking, surfing, tennis, biking, golf, and shopping. Festivals are commonplace in Downtown Oxnard and the surrounding area. Museums, theaters, symphony performances and community concerts add to the exceptional quality of life in Oxnard.

Moorpark, CA

Moorpark is a city in Southern California. It was founded in 1900 by Robert Poindexter, presumably named after the moorpark apricots that grew in the area. The city has experienced a great amount of growth since the late 1970s. The population was 34,421 at the 2010 census, up from 31,415 at the 2000 census.

Agoura, CA

Agoura Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, and has the ZIP code 91301. The population was 20,330 at the 2010 census, down from 20,537 at the 2000 census. It is located in the eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains. This city on the Ventura Freeway (U.S. Route 101) straddles the border between the county of Los Angeles to the east, west and south and Ventura County to the north. It is approximately 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Downtown Los Angeles and less than 10 miles (16 km) west of the Los Angeles City limits (Woodland Hills). Agoura Hills and unincorporated Agoura are also situated next to Calabasas, Malibu, Oak Park, and Westlake Village.

Thousand Oaks, CA

The City of Thousand Oaks, located in beautiful Ventura County, 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounded by more than 14,800 acres of natural publicly owned open space. This open space contains 75 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or just leisurely walking. While this natural acreage gives our community the best of nature, another source of pride in our community is the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Opened in 1994, this jewel of cultural arts has become a beacon for our region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, children’s shows, ballets, and much more. Thousand Oaks, a family-oriented community is home to excellent schools, outstanding parks, and myriad shopping opportunities, including the largest auto mall in the nation, according to J.D. Powers and Associates.

Simi Valley, CA


Simi Valley: Safe and Family Oriented


Real Estate in Simi Valley, CA is an exceptional thing to own! Simi Valley is one of the best cities in the country to raise a family in. Consistently being ranked in the safest cities in the country and having dozens of active or retired law enforcement officers residing here it is a place your family will feel safe. Offering all the amenities that you would expect from a city just outside the metropolitan area it is no mystery as to why so many have moved here over the recent years. Take a look at the websites that will help you learn and understand the simple lifestyle of Simi Valley, Ca. Click here to see the weather or here for a community profile in Simi Valley today. If you would like to learn more about Simi Valley real estate call me today at (805) 558-6303.

Oak Park, CA

Oak Park was formed from ranchland owned by Cosmo Stevens and Marian Jordan, stars of the radio show Fibber McGee and Molly. The land was purchased by Metropolitan Development Corporation in the 1940s and '50s. Homes were developed starting in the late 1960s. Kanan Road (named after a local family) was the only access road to the community, from Agoura Hills, California in neighboring Los Angeles County. As such, the community was served by police and firefighters based in the nearest Ventura County city, Thousand Oaks, 10 miles (16 km) away, with L.A. County services responding when able.

Westlake Village, CA

Westlake Village is a planned community that straddles the Los Angeles and Ventura county line. The eastern portion is the incorporated city Westlake Village, located on the western edge of Los Angeles County, California. The city, located in the region known as the Conejo Valley, encompasses half of the area surrounding Westlake Lake, and small neighborhoods primarily south of U.S. Route 101 and east of La Venta Drive. The population was 8,270 at the 2010 census, down from 8,368 at the 2000 census. It is also the headquarters of the Dole Food Company. Westlake Village is known for its affluence and secluded character, and is considered one of the wealthiest communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.[5]
The western portion of Westlake Village is a community, within the city limits of Thousand Oaks, in Ventura County. It is important to note, the properties and businesses in this portion of Westlake Village are actually recorded in the Ventura County Recorder's office as "Westlake Village", as the United States Post Office maps the 91362 ZIP code to both cities. Most residents recognize the community of Westlake Village as not limited to the incorporated city in Los Angeles County, but encompassing the entire area surrounding the lake on both sides of the county line.

Newbury Park, CA

. The community of Newbury Park, California is located in the western portion of the city of Thousand Oaks and Casa Conejo, an unincorporated area of southeastern Ventura County's Conejo Valley, which is also in the northwestern Greater Los Angeles Area. Newbury Park abuts the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, with main entrances at the northern edge of the park at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa.
The Conejo Valley is one of the most affluent areas in the country. Presently, Newbury Park has the highest median home values in all of Ventura County, around $730,000.[1] It was ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in the country by Money Magazine.[2] Also, it has the 11th highest per capita income and the 4th highest median household income in the nation (against all other cities with a population of 50,000 or more).

Ventura County, CA Area Map