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.
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 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.
Father Junípero Serra founded Mission San Buenaventura in 1782, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. It was ranked as one of the top 100 places to live in the country by Money Magazine. 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).