Camarillo Real Estate & Information

Camarillo Real Estate & Information

Located in Ventura County, northwest of Los Angeles, Camarillo is a thriving community of around 65,000 residents. Situated in Pleasant Valley, surrounded by the Santa Susanna and Santa Monica Mountains, Camarillo enjoys a temperate, Mediterranean climate. The city is primarily a bedroom community, with the majority of residents commuting to jobs in nearby Oxnard and Los Angeles.

Shopping and Dining

Camarillo real estate owners will find plenty of shopping opportunities in and around the city. Camarillo's Old Town shopping district features a collection of unique, independent retailers, including bookstores, boutiques and art galleries. In addition, Camarillo is home to Camarillo Premium Outlets, a collection of more than 160   retailers, such as Armani, Banana Republic and Coach.

Camarillo residents need never go hungry. The city offers a myriad of eateries, with food ranging from burgers to Mexican cuisine to fine dining favorites. Some of the most popular local restaurants include Olas Mex Grill, Lune Fish House and Safire for American cuisine.

Parks and recreation

One of the most enjoyable things about owning Camarillo real estate is the abundance of parks and green spaces in and near the city. The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Parks District, which includes the City of Camarillo, owns and manages 27 parks and more than 300 acres of green space. Facilities include a senior center, an aquatic center, several dog parks, hiking and biking trails, children's playgrounds and tennis courts.

Just outside of Camarillo is the 1.95 million acre Los Padres National Forest and the many outdoor opportunities offered there. In addition, Pacific Ocean beaches are just a  short drive west of Camarillo.

Living

Camarillo real estate runs the gamut from modest California-style bungalows to sprawling, multi-million dollar estates. The majority of housing in Camarillo consists of owner-occupied, single-family houses. However, there are also a smattering of semi-detached, ranch-style condos in the city. Entry level homes for sale in Camarillo start below $200,000, while luxury homes start at $800,000.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

School age children of Camarillo real estate owners attend the schools of the Pleasant Valley School District. The district, which owns and manages 15 schools, has an enrollment of around 6,500 students. There are also several private schools in and around Camarillo, including Cornerstone Christian School. For higher education, California State University-Channel Islands is located right in Camarillo. Also, within an hour's drive, are UCLA, California State University and Loyola Marymount University.

Camarillo real estate owners don't have to worry about access to quality health care. In addition to the usual assortment of doctors' and dentists' office, Camarillo offers a 24-hour urgent care facility. There is also a 230-bed acute care hospital, St. John's Regional Medical Center, in nearby Oxnard.

A little further away, in Los Angeles, you'll find some of the top medical facilities in the United States, including Cedar Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center.

It's easy to get around Camarillo. Camarillo Area Transit (CAT) operates limited public bus service between Camarillo and other cities in Ventura and western Los Angeles Counties. Camarillo is also a stop along the Amtrak line that runs along the Pacific coast of California.

The Ventura Highway (US 101) runs right through Camarillo and connects the city with Santa Barbara to the north and Los Angeles County to the south. For trips further afield, Camarillo has a small general aviation airport three miles north of town. Of course, Los Angeles International Airport, located about an hour's drive away, offers commercial air transportation to points throughout the United States and beyond.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (805)339-3516 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

Contact Information

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Harold Powell
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors
5720 Ralston St. Ste. 100
Ventura CA 93003
(805) 339-3516