Oxnard Real Estate & Information

Oxnard Real Estate & Information

Located in Ventura County, along the Pacific coast about 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles, Oxnard is a thriving city of around 205,000 residents. The city is a regional agricultural and manufacturing hub and its Pacific Ocean port is one of the busiest in southern California. The area is known for its bountiful strawberry crop and Oxnard hosts a Strawberry Festival each summer to celebrate the harvest.

Shopping and Dining

Oxnard real estate owners will find plenty of shopping opportunities in and around the city. The downtown Oxnard shopping district is home to a diverse collection of independent retailers, such as H & N Books, Anna's Antiques and Gordon's Western Wear. In addition, there is the Esplanade Mall and the more than 100 shops located there and Camarillo Premium Outlet Mall in nearby Camarillo, with more than 150 discount retailers.

There are plenty of delicious restaurants from which to choose in Oxnard, with food ranging from sushi to Mexican cuisine to fine French classics. Local favorites include Cabo Seafood Grill and Cantina, Anaba for Japanese cuisine and Yolanda's Mexican Cafe.

Parks and recreation

One of the most enjoyable things about owning Oxnard real estate is the abundance of parks and green spaces in and near the city. The City of Oxnard owns and manages eight parks as well as a senior center, youth center and performing arts center. Facilities at the parks include picnic tables and grills, hiking and biking trails, children's playgrounds and tennis courts.

Just outside of Oxnard is the 1.95 million-acre Los Padres National Forest and the many outdoor opportunities offered there. In addition, there are several Pacific Ocean beaches, including Mandalay Beach and Hollywood Beach, within the Oxnard city limits.

Living

Oxnard real estate runs the gamut from California ranch homes to semi-detached condos to lavish, oceanfront estates, complete with private docks and sweeping water views. Entry level homes for sale in Oxnard start below $200,000, while luxury homes start at $800,000.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

School age children of Oxnard real estate owners attend the schools managed by one of four school districts--Hueneme School District, Oxnard School District, Oceanview School District and Rio School District. Together, they own and manage 54 schools and have a combined enrollment of around 53,000 students. The city is also home to a number of private schools, including Mary Law Private School.

For higher education, Oxnard College, a small community college, is located directly in the city. In addition, California State University-Channel Islands is located in nearby Camarillo and there are dozens of colleges and universities in the greater Los Angeles area, including UCLA and Loyola Marymount University.

Oxnard real estate owners don't have to worry about access to quality health care. St. John's Regional Medical Center, whose facilities include a 230-bed acute care hospital and a cancer center, is located directly in Oxnard. In addition, there are several world-class hospitals within an hour's drive, including UCLA Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

It's easy to get around Oxnard. The Ventura Freeway (US 101) cuts through the center of town and connects the city to Santa Barbara to the northwest and Los Angeles to the southeast. In addition, US 1 meanders along the Pacific coast and connects Oxnard to Malibu to the south. Gold Coast Transit offers regular bus service in Oxnard and Vista Transport offers regular service between Oxnard and other points in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

For trips outside of the region, there is a small regional airport in Oxnard, with general aviation services. In addition, Oxnard is within an hour's drive of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

 

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