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Venturareal estate homes for salehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ventura_Californiahttps://matadornetwork.com/trips/12-things-didnt-know-ventura-california/http://www.city-data.com/city/Ventura-California.htmlVentura is a medium to large sized city which is the county seat of Ventura County, California. It is the 56th largest community in the state and has approximately 27 neighborhoods. It is a coastal city blessed with gorgeous ocean views and a comfortable beach community atmosphere. Though most people call it Ventura, the city’s true name is the City of San Buenaventura. It is a nautical community with a rich maritime history and countless water and waterfront activities. It is a perfect fit for people in every stage of life but is especially popular with young upwardly mobile singles and couples. It is an educated community where over 33% of adults over 25 hold four-year degrees or more, well above the national average for U.S. communities. It is also an extremely diverse city in terms of race, ethnicity, religion and more. Common ancestries among residents of Ventura are German, Irish, English, Italian, French and others. Over 15% of Ventura residents were born outside of the United States. The number one written and spoken language in the community is English, followed by Spanish and Tagalog. The city spans 32.25 square miles, nearly 22 square miles of land area and nearly 10.5 square miles of water. It is an upper-middle class community compared to state economic standards and a wealthy community when compared to national economic standards. It has a mixed workforce of white, blue and no-collar workers. The 2018 estimated population of Ventura was 111,128 and the approximate population density of the city is around 51,000 people per square mile. In 2016, the estimated median household income in the city was $69,933 and the estimated per capita income was $35,598. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in the city was $545,649 and the mean price on all housing units was $593,881. The Ventura area has been inhabited for thousands of years. Before the arrival of European explorers and settlers, the area was inhabited by the native Chumash tribes. The Chumash were hunter-gatherers and navigated the waters along the coast enjoying the abundance of the land and the waters. The first Spanish mission was established in March of 1782 by Father Junipero Serra. The mission was named in honor of Saint Bonaventure. After the establishment of the mission a community soon grew up around it. The community was named after the mission and incorporated in April of 1866. The mission still stands today, and it and other early buildings are not the historic heart of the city located in the downtown area. Fun fact, because it is such a historic city with many historic structures and a rich history it has become quite popular with ghost hunting groups. Today the thriving city of Ventura California is an inviting destination for potential residents. Homes for sale come in a variety of size sand styles to suit the needs of potential buyers. Other real estate options include rental and lease properties, such as townhomes, condominiums apartments and more. To begin your come search in sunny Ventura, California, call local real estate agent and expert DENNIS AMICK at 805 654 8000. Call today, don’t delay and find the home of your dreams.

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Camarillo

Camarilloreal estate, homes for saleCamarillo, California is a medium-sized city in Ventura county, California. The city has approximately sixteen neighborhoods and is the 123rd largest community in the state. The city motto is “Las Personas Son La Cuidad” which means “The People are the City”. The city has a council-manager form of city government and a warm summer Mediterranean climate. The main drag through town is the Ventura Freeway. Over 40% of adults over 25 in Camarillo have four-year degrees or more, nearly twice the national education average for U.S. communities. It is a diverse community racially, ethnically, economically and more. Common ancestries among residents include German, Irish, English, Italian and French. It has a bit of an international feel, because more than 15% of Camarillo residents were born outside of the U.S. borders. English is the #1 language, followed by Spanish and Tagalog. The city spans 19.70 square miles of land area and it is predominantly a white-collar community, where nearly 88% of the workforce hold white-collar positions. It is also an upper-middle income community compared to state economic standards and a wealthy community compared to federal economic standards. The population estimate for Camarillo in 2018, estimated 69,127 residents and the approximate population density is around 3,450 people per square mile. Looking at the community financially, in 2016 the median household income was $79,397 and the estimated per capita income was $38,718. In the same year the estimated median house or condo value was $588,300, the mean price on all housing units was $636,399 and the median gross rent was $1,892. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the area was inhabited by the native Chumash tribes. There are several ancient sites in the area that feature painted artifacts like pictographs. After the arrival of Europeans projects which they called “progress” began, for example the railroad coastal route came through the area in 1898. Around 1910 the original townsite was laid out. The budding town was named after the Camarillo brothers, Adolpho and Juan. It was an agricultural community and in those early days the main crops were, lima beans, citrus fruits and walnuts. The raising, training and selling of Camarillo white horses were another important economic endeavor it in the community.St. John Seminary was established in 1939, on lands donated by Don Juan Camarillo. Camarillo state hospital opened in 1936, today the grounds serve as the campus of CSU. In recent years multiple large retail stores and mall areas were built include the state’s largest retail outlet mall. Education for the youth of the community is primarily provided by the schools of the Pleasant Valley School District. The district 13 schools of varying education levels and a student body of around 7,400 students. The city features many transportation options like, trains and buses there is even a public airfield, but cars remain the most popular option for daily commutes. The city is home to many attractions including Old Tow Camarillo, Camarillo Ranch, Pleasant Valley Historical Society Museum and the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology facility. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles. Other housing options include apartments, condos and more for sale, lease or rent. To find your new home in Camarillo, call local real estate agent DENNIS AMICK today at 805 654 8000.

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Oxnard

Oxnardreal estatehomes for saleOxnard is the largest community, by population, in Ventura County, California and it is the 19th largest, by population, in the state. It is the largest of the principal cities in the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Metropolitan Area. Oxnard is located along Southern California’s beautiful coastline and it is part of the Greater Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. The city hasp around 40 neighborhoods and is among the wealthiest areas of the United States. However, compared to other places in the state of California, wages aren’t all that high comparatively. It is a nautical community, with breathtaking ocean views, numerous waterfront activities and a rich history tied to the ocean. The city is located along the edge of the lush Oxnard Plain and has a gorgeous Mediterranean climate that encourages the pursuit of an active outdoor lifestyle. It is a diverse community in terms of race, ethnicity and most any category you wish to explore. Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Is the largest category within the city population. However, Caucasian and Asian are the most common racial groups. Over 36% of residents are foreign born making the city a real melting pot. English is the primary language in the city followed by Spanish and Tagalog. It is a relatively large city, spanning 39.21 square miles of predominantly land area, though there is approximately 12 square miles of water covered area. Oxnard has a mixed workforce, though blue-collar workers are the largest group holding over 38% of the workforce. The economy rests on multiple industries, including defense, trade, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and more. The tourism industry thrives in Oxnard because of the gorgeous resort facilities, large recreational harbor and beaches. Despite it being located in one of the wealthiest areas of the country, the average income in Oxnard is lower-middle class compared to state and national standards. The 2016 population of the city was 207,911 and the population density is around 7,728 people per square mile. Before the arrival of Europeans, the Oxnard area was inhabited by the native Chumash tribes. When the Spanish arrived in 1542, they claimed the area for Spain. During the mission era, which began in the later part of the 1700s, the area was served by the Mission of San Buenaventura. In 1850, California became a U.S. state and ranches/rancheros became the main industry of the area. Henry T. Oxnard is considered one of the founders of the community and the city is named after him. Henry, along with his brothers established a successful sugar beat factory which helped spur the growth of the budding community and in 1903 the community was incorporated. The city is served by four school districts, it has 54 public schools and a student body of more than 53,000 students. The city is home to a wonderful recreational harbor, Channel Islands Harbor and several beaches, such as Silver Strand Beach, Mandalay Beach, Oxnard Beach and others. Homes for sale in the city range from modest homes up through sprawling beach homes. Other real estate options include condos, low- rise and high-rise apartments, townhomes and more for lease or rent. To find the home of your dreams in beautiful Oxnard, California, call local real estate agent DENNIS AMICK today at 805 654 8000. Don’t miss out on the home of your dreams.

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Port Hueneme

Port Huenemereal estate, homes for salePort Hueneme is a smaller medium sized coastal city in Ventura County, California. It has around five neighborhoods and a wonderful beachy atmosphere. It is a nautical community with a rich history tied to the ocean. It is home to U.S. Navy Port Hueneme and the Point Mugu Naval facility and therefore there are many members of the armed forces living in the city. It has a warm summer Mediterranean climate and a council-manage form of city government which all combines to create a cozy community. Nearly 20% of adults over 25 in the city hold four-year degrees or more, which is about average for U. S. communities. It is a highly ethnically diverse community with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Over 21% of residents of Port Hueneme are foreign born. English is the #1 language in the city, followed by Tagalog and Spanish. The city spans 4.67 square miles, 4.45 of land and the remaining .22 square miles covered with water. It has a mixed workforce of predominantly white- and blue-collar workers and far less no-collar workers. It is a lower-middle income community compared to both state and federal economic standards. In 2017, the population was estimated at about 22,327 and the population density at about 5,000 people per square mile. In 2016, the estimated median household income in the city was $60,761 and the estimated per capita income was $24,541. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in the city was $371,079, the mean price on all housing units was $593,881 and the median gross rent was $1,579. Before the arrival of Europeans, the area was inhabited by the native Chumash tribes. Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European explorer in the area, and he arrived in 1542. The Port Hueneme Wharf was constructed in 1871. The street grid for the community was laid out in 1888. And finally, in the spring of 1948 the community was incorporated. The 650-foot pier was constructed in 1956 and has been modified over the years. Today, it is a 1250-foot fishing pier. Since its legalization, the Cannabis industry is growing in the Port Hueneme area, including the cultivation, manufacturing, sales and distribution of the product. The Port of Hueneme is the only deep-water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The port is used by the Oxnard Harbor District and the Naval Base of Ventura county. Public education in the city is provided by the schools of the Hueneme School District. The city is home to some sweet surf spots with year-round swells. The city hosts an annual beach festival in August featuring rides, games, vendor booths, food vendors, live exhibits and entertainments. The city features a mix of dwellings, homes for sale range from houses for sale to apartments, condos and beach communities for sale, rent or lease. However, renting is very common, about 50% of housing in the city are rental properties. To find the home of your dreams in the cozy community of Port Hueneme, call local real estate agent DENNIS AMICK at 805 654 8000. Don’t wait till it’s too late, find your new home today!

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Ojai

Ojaireal estate, homes for saleOjai is a small city in Ventura County, California that is located in the beautiful, lush Ojai valley northwest of Los Angeles. The city has four neighborhoods and is the 453 largest community in the state. The city has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation. Uniquely all chain stores are prohibited in Ojai giving the town the definite small-town charm of mom and pop shops. The city is blessed with a gorgeous Mediterranean climate. The city has a council/manager style of city government and carries the nickname “Shangri-La”. It is a beautiful and thriving tourist destination, which is known for its hiking trails, spiritual retreats, boutiques, lush hotels and endless recreational options. It is a well-educated town, over 50% of adults over 25 in Ojai have four-year degrees or higher. It is a semi-diverse community in terms of race and ethnicity. The majority of residents identify as Caucasian, followed by Asian and Hispanic. English remains the primary language in the city, followed by Spanish and Chinese. The city spans 4.36 square miles of land area. It is a white-collar community, where more than 88% of the workforce hold white-collar positions. It is an upper=middle income community compared to state economic standards and a wealthy community compared to federal standards. Artists are fairly prevalent in the community as well, more so than in 90% of U. S. communities. Uniquely, 16% of the workforce works from home, primarily through tele-commuting. The 2016 population estimate was 7,461 and the approximate population density was 1,745 people per square mile. In 2016, the estimated median household income in Ojai was $65,886 and the per capita income was estimated at $39,291. In the same year, the median house or condo value was $730, 963, the mean price on all housing units was $593,881 and the median gross rent was $1,402. Before the arrival of European explorers and missionaries, the area was inhabited by the native Chumash tribes. The town was laid out in 1874 by R.G. Surdam. Surdam named the town Nordhoff in honor of author Charles Nordhoff. In 1898, the budding community was connected by rail to the national rail network by the Ventura and Ojai railroad. The town of Nordhoff became a popular wintering point for the wealthy and in August of 1921 the city was incorporated. During the tumultuous years leading up to WWI anti-German sentiments led to the changing of the community’s name, from Nordhoff to Ojai. More recently, in 2016, the Taormina neighborhood was declared the city’s first historic district. This neighborhood features beautiful architecture of French Normandy designs. Public education is provided by the schools of the Ojai Unified School district. The district has ten schools of varying education levels and a student body of around 2,640 students. Private schools in the area include Villanova Prep, Oak Grove School, Laurel Springs School and others. Ojai is a beautiful city of artists, artisans, galleries and boutiques. The city offers countless recreation options like horseback riding, hiking, biking, rock climbing, golf tennis and more. Homes for sale come in all shapes and sizes. There are also many rental and lease properties like apartments and condos available. To begin your home search in Ojai call local real estate agent and expert DENNIS AMICK today at 805 654 8000.

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Pierpont

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Ventura Keys

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Mandalay Bay

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Oxnard Shores

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Camarillo Springs

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Silverstrand

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Hollywood Beach

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Channel Islands Beach

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Santa Paula

Santa PaulaSanta Paula is a medium-sized city in Ventura County, Californialocated amid the lush landscape of the Santa Clara River Valley. It has six neighborhoods and is the 248th largest community in the state. The city’s nickname is “The Citrus Capital of the World”. It is a quite diverse neighborhood; the largest ethnic group are those of Hispanic or Latino origin which accounts for about 81% of the population. The community has an international feel that is created by its warm and welcoming nature and because around 30% of residents of Santa Paula are foreign born. The primary language in the community is Spanish, followed by English and Vietnamese. The city spans 4.71 square miles. In 2018, the population was estimated at 30,011 residents and the population density is around 6,605 people per square mile. The city has a mixed workforce, but the largest group is the blue-collar workers, who are 40% of the total workforce. It is a lower-middle income community compared to both state and federal standards. Agriculture, primarily citrus production remains and important industry in the area. However, today tourism has also grown into an large part of the local economy. Examining the local financial statistics, in 2016, the estimated median household income in Santa Paula was $52,560 and the estimated per capita income was $21,834. In the same year, the median house or condo value was $375,277, the mean price on all housing units was $346,965 and the median gross rent was $1,196. The area has been inhabited for thousands of years and before explorers and missionaries from Spain arrived the area was inhabited by the native Chumash tribes. The Spanish Portola expedition was one of the first in the area arriving in 1769. In the mid-1800s Franciscan missionary Father Junipero Serra founded the San Buenaventura Mission. The townsite of what would one day grow into Santa Paula, was purchased in 1872 by Nathan Blanchard, who is considered the towns founder. It was also Blanchard who planted the first orange trees in the area in 1874. Santa Paula is among the very roots of the petroleum industry in California. The city was the home of the original Union Oil Company Headquarters, which was built in1890. Today the building serves as the home of the California Oil Museum. Santa Paula is also known as the early film capital of California. Early film productions like The Ghost of Sulphur Mountain, were handled by the Silver Film Company. The city is a pop culture site has portions of the city have appeared in several movies, tv shows and music videos. Education in the community is primarily provided by the schools of the Santa Paula Elementary School District and the Santa Paula High School District. The city is home to the historic Glenn Tavern Inn, which was built in 1911. The tavern was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Major growth and new home construction in the city began in 2016 with the establishment of a new 1500 home master-planned community. Homes for sale in the community come in a variety of sizes and styles. Other real estate options include apartments, condos for rent or lease. Call local real estate agent DENNIS AMICK today at 805 654 8000 to find the home of your dreams.

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Fillmore

Fillmorereal estate, homes for saleFillmore is a small city in Ventura County, California. The city is located at the foot of the Topatopa mountains and is close neighbors with the Spese Condor Sanctuary as well as Los Padres National Forest. The city has three neighborhoods and is the 351st largest community in the state. Fillmore has a warm summer Mediterranean climate and is rather well-known for its orange groves. Major highways through the community include both State Highway 126 and State Highway 23. The city has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with low crime rates and plenty of green spaces. It has a historic downtown area that dates back to the town’s early history and it is located in the midst of a rich agricultural area. Locations in Fillmore have been used in the filming of a few movies like Romona, Susanna Pass, Hit and Run and La Bamba. T.V. shows have also made use of the local scenery, including CSI, Jericho and Big Love. The city is operated by a council/manager form of city government. It is an extremely diverse community in terms of ethnicity, two of the largest ethnic groups are those of Hispanic/Latino descent and those other European ethnicities like English, Irish, German and so forth. Most residents identify as Caucasian or Asian. The city spans approximately 3.36 square miles of land area. In 2016, the population was estimated about 15,610. The approximate population density in the community is about 4,650 people per square mile. The city has a mixed workforce and it is a lower middle-income community according to both state and national economic standards. The local economy relies heavily on agricultural endeavors. Common crops include oranges, lemons and avocados. The single largest employer in the community is the Fillmore Unified School District. Examining the town financially reveals that in 2016, the estimated median household income was $56,601 and the 2016 per capita income was $20,634. In the same year, the median house or condo value was $373,878, the mean price on all housing units was $593,881 and the median gross rent was $1,248. The Portola expedition, in 1769, brought the first Europeans to the area. The city was founded in 1887, after the Southern Pacific Railroad arrived in the area. The tow was named in honor of J.A. Fillmore, a railroad superintendent. The city was officially incorporated in 1914. Today, public education is provided by the schools of the Fillmore Unified School District. The district has eight schools of various educational levels K-12 and has a student body of more than 3,750 students. Fillmore is a beautiful community that has numerous parks and green spaces. Among the parks and sports fields, is Rio Vista Park, Two Rivers Park, the Fillmore Equestrian Center, Fillmore Aquatic Center and more. The western part of the city has the newest homes and planned communities. Houses for sale range from cottages and bungalows up through newer luxury homes and sprawling historic homes. Other real estate options include townhomes, apartments and more for rent or lease. To begin your home search in beautiful Fillmore, California, call local real estate agent and expert DENNIS AMICK today at 805 654 8000. Don’t wait, call today and find the home of your dreams in Fillmore.

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Piru

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Moorpark

MoorparkMoorpark is a medium sized city in Ventura County, California. It has eight neighborhoods and is the 226th largest community in the state. It is a perfect community for people of all ages, but especially raising or looking to raise a family. It has a council-manager style of city government and the lowest crime rate in Ventura County. It has a wonderful warm and welcoming atmosphere, good schools and higher than average population of college educated adults. Over 41% of adults over 25 have four-year degrees or more, this is nearly twice the national education average for U.S. communities. The city is blessed with a gorgeous Subtropical Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine. Major highways in the area include both State Highway 118 and State Highway 23. It is a diverse community ethnically, racially and religiously. The largest ethnic and racial groups in the city are Caucasian, Asian and Hispanic/Latino. Nearly 18% of Moorpark residents are foreign born. English remains the #1 language in the city, followed by Spanish and Chinese. The city spans 12.8 square miles of nearly exclusively land area. The estimated population in 2018, was 36,576 and the approximate population density is 2,900 people per square mile. It is primarily a white-collar community, where more than 86% of the workforce is white-collar. It is an upper-middle income community according to state economic standards and a wealthy community compared to federal statistics. When we look at local economic statistics, we can find that in 2016, the estimated median household income in Moorpark was $102,428 and the estimated per capita income was $40,352. In the same year, the median house or condo value in the city was $661,575, the mean price on all housing units was $736,873 and the median gross rent was $1,882. Before the arrival of explorers and missionaries in the area it was inhabited by the native Chumash tribes. Robert Poindexter is considered the founder of the community, as it was Poindexter who plotted and mapped the town. The community was founded in 1887, and by 1900 the first post office had been established. Many believe the name Moorpark comes from the Moorpark apricot which used to grow in the area. Growth in the town took off in 1904, after the tunnel was completed through the Saint Susana Mountains. This placed Moorpark on the main railway route of Southern Pacific’s coastal line. The city was incorporated in the summer of 1983 and it was among the first U.S. cities to run off nuclear generated power. In March of 2005, a unique discovery was made in the foothills area of Moorpark, a nearly complete set of remains from an 8000-year-old mammoth. Public education is primarily provided by the schools of Moorpark Unified School District, which has ten schools of varying educational levels. For daily commutes residents rely on the city bus or private vehicles. The city features a beautiful historic center surrounding the High Street area. However, the majority of homes were constructed after 1980. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your needs. Other real estate options include apartments, townhomes, condos and more for rent or lease. To begin your home search in Moorpark, call local friendly real estate agent DENNIS AMICK at 805 654 8000. Call today, don’t delay!

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Thousand Oaks

Thousand OaksThousand Oaks is the 2nd largest city in Ventura County, California. It is located in the northwestern part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Thousand Oaks is one of the principal cities of the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Metropolitan Area. It has approximately 28 neighborhoods and is the 43rd largest community in the state. It is ranked the fourth safest community among cities with a population over 100,000 in the U.S. It has a wonderful council/manager style of city government and a beautiful hot summer Mediterranean climate. Thousand Oaks is a Tree City U.S.A. community and is one of the United States greenest cities. It is a highly educated community where over 50% of adults over the age of 25 have four-year degrees or more, which is more than twice the national average for U.S. communities. It is an extremely diverse community in terms of ethnicity and race and is blessed with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. English remains the #1 language, followed by Spanish and Chinese.The city spans 55.33 square miles of nearly all land area. In 2018, the population estimate was 127,690 and the population density was about 2,336 people per square mile. It is predominantly a white-collar community where around 90% of workers are white-collar. Over 8% of the workforce works from home primarily via telecommuting, home based businesses and freelance endeavors. It is also a city of artists, designers and media workers, this large contingent of artistic individuals helps create the city’s unique character and atmosphere. In 2016, the median household income in the city was $100,578 and the per capita income was $50,194. In the same year, the median house or condo value was $684,500, the mean price on all housing units was $762,488 and the median gross rent was $2,028. The top five employers in the city as of 2017 were Amgen Inc., The Oaks (shopping mall), Conejo Valley Unified School District, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center and Anthem Inc. The native Chumash people inhabited the area before the arrival of Europeans. There were a few Chumash villages and encampments throughout the area. Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo landed at what is now Point Mugu in 1542 and claimed the land for Spain. The land passed from Spain to Mexico to the U.S. and back and forth over the course of several tumultuous years which finally calmed when California gained official statehood. Growth was slow but steady and in 1964 the community was officially incorporated. Today, growth continues in the city as they encourage the development of mixed-use communities that feature both retail and residential spaces. Public education is provided by the Conejo Valley Unified School District. The district has 27 schools and a student body of more than 19,000 students.Thousand Oaks is unique because the city prides itself on keeping plenty of designated open/green spaces. There are over 150 miles of trails for hiking, biking, walking and more. Another jewel in the city is the Civic Arts Plaza which presents ballets, concerts, plays, musicals and more. Homes for sale, apartments for rent and lease properties like apartments, condos and more are available. To find the home of your dreams in the beautiful city of Thousand Oaks call local real estate agent DENNIS AMICK at 805 654 8000. Don’t wait call today!

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Simi Valley

Simi Valleyreal estate, homes for saleSimi Valley is a large city in the valley that bears the same name, located in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California. The city is surrounded by the Santa Susana Mountain Range and it is sometimes considered a bedroom community to Los Angeles and San Fernando. It has approximately twenty-six neighborhoods and is the 45 largest community in the state. It has a gorgeous Mediterranean climate but also a high risk of wildfires. The city has a council/manager form of city government. It is an extremely diverse community in terms of both race and ethnicity. The three largest racial or ethnic groups are Caucasian, Asian and Hispanic/Latino. English is the community’s primary language followed by Spanish and a variety of languages from India. It is also a well-educated community where over 32.5 % of adults have four-year degrees or more, well above the national education average for U.S. communities. The city spans 42.24 square miles, 41.48 square miles of land area and .77 square miles of water. The estimated population of the city in 2018 was 125,851 and the estimated population density was 3,050 people per square mile. The city has a mixed workforce of primarily white- and blue-collar workers. It is an upper-middle income community compared to state economic standards and a wealthy community compared to national standards. In 2016, the estimated median household income in Simi Valley was $94,363 and the per capita income was $40,034. In the same year, the median house or condo value was $546,800, the mean price on all housing units was $540,902 and the median gross rent was $1,878. Among the top employers in the city, are the Simi Unified School District, Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care, the City of Simi Valley, AeroVironment, and the Rancho Simi Parks & Recreation District. Prior to the European influence, the area was inhabited by the native Chumash people. Three Chumash settlements were located within Simi Valley. There area a few caves in the area that have ancient Chumash pictographs. The first Europeans in the area were members of the Portola expedition in about 1770. It is believed that the city’s name is derived from the name of a local Chumash village, Shimiji. In 1948, the Santa Susana Field Laboratory was established for the development of nuclear reactors and rocket fuel. The city was finally incorporated in the fall of 1969. Public education in the city is primarily provided by the schools of the Simi Valley Unified School District. The city has both rail and bus service s that are quite popular with daily commuters. Major roads in the community include Highway 118, 23 and 101, as well as interstate 5, 405 and 210. Today the Santa Susana Field Laboratory grounds and buildings include historic sites identified by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Simi Valley is also home to 50 parks ranging from urban parks to multi-purpose trail systems and more. Homes for sale in Simi Valley are predominantly luxurious homes with plenty of room for growing families. Other real estate options include apartments, condos and more for rent or lease. To begin your home search in Simi Valley call local real estate agent and expert DENNIS AMICK today at 805 654 8000.

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Seabridge

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Bell Canyon

Bell Canyonreal estate, homes for saleBell Canyon is an unincorporated community/CDP located in the eastern portion of Ventura County, California. Bell Canyon is a gated community nestled in the beautiful Simi Hills area. It is the 7th wealthiest community in the state of California. The community is blessed with quiet streets and low crime rates. The cozy gated community also has lots of green spaces and plenty of room for children and pets to run. Bell Canyon is perfect for people in every stage of life but is especially good for families. Bell Creek adds to the beauty of the community as it winds its way through the landscape. The community has plenty of California sunshine, just one more reason to embrace a healthy outdoor lifestyle. The community spans 3.62 square miles of land area. In 2010, the population was 2,049 and the population density of 565.8 people per square mile. In 2016, the estimated median household income in Bell Canyon was $80,135 and the per capita income was $35,298. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value in the community was $561,400, the mean price on all housing units was over $1,000,000 and the median gross rent was $3,668.The area that would one day be Bell Canyon, was inhabited by the Native Chumash people prior to the arrival of European explorers and missionaries. Bell Canyon is named in memory of a legendary figure from the area’s early history, homesteader Charles A. Bell. In 1845, during the time when Mexico controlled the area, the land was part of the Rancho El Scorpion land grant. In 1871, the land was acquired by Miguel Leonis, who combined them with other area land holdings. Leonis used his acquired lands to raise herds of sheep and cattle. In 1967, the Bell Canyon area was purchased by the Spruce Land Corporation in partnership with Boise Cascade with the intention of developing a gated community. In 1968, the Bell Canyon Equestrian Center was designed and built by Cliff May and opened to the public that same year. In 1969, the subdivision of Woodland Hills Country Estates opened, all 800 or so homes sold in a matter of days. Public education in the community is provided by the schools of the Las Virgines Unified School District. Bell Canyon features a variety of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and walking. It is a beautiful, secure and luxurious California community in a more rural setting which offers the best in rural suburban living. The majority of homes for sale in the community are established if not relatively new. These lush homes come in a variety of sizes and styles including estate style homes. Other real estate options include leasable properties and rental properties. To find the home of your dreams in beautiful Bell Canyon, call local real estate agent and expert DENNIS AMICK at 805 654 8000. Call today, don’t wait to find where you truly belong.

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