Ventura Real Estate & Information

Ventura Real Estate & Information

Located northwest of Los Angeles, Ventura is the county seat of Ventura County and a thriving community of around 108,000 residents. Ventura is noted for its excellent surfing, its local arts scene and its old Spanish mission. Ventura is also a popular tourist destination and the gateway to the Pacific Channel Islands, located just a few miles off shore.

Shopping and Dining

Ventura real estate owners will find plenty of shopping opportunities in and around the city. Ventura Harbor Village, located along the downtown waterfront, offers more than two dozen independent retailers, such as Cory Tile Art and Ventura Dive and Sport. In addition, Ventura is home to the Pacific View Mall, home to another 150+ shops and restaurants.

Ventura real estate owners also have a myriad of restaurants, coffee shops and cafes from which to choose, with food ranging from Thai to Mexican to American hamburgers. Local favorites include Cafe Fiore for Italian food, Pete's Breakfast House and Taqueria Cuernavaca for Mexican cuisine.

Parks and recreation

One of the most enjoyable things about owning Ventura real estate is the abundance of parks and green spaces in and near the city. The City of Ventura owns and manages 47 parks and more than 800 acres of green space. Facilities include a senior center, skateboard parks, several dog parks, hiking and biking trails, children's playgrounds and tennis courts.

Just outside of Ventura is the 1.95 million acre Los Padres National Forest and the many outdoor opportunities offered there. In addition, Ventura is home to a number of Pacific Ocean beaches, including San Buenaventura State Beach and Emma Wood State Beach, offering some of the best surfing in the United States.

Living

Ventura real estate runs the gamut from California bungalows to semi-detached and highrise condos to sprawling waterfront properties. The available real estate in this area includes a good mix of condos and single family dwellings. Entry level homes for sale in Ventura start below $200,000, while luxury homes start at $800,000.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

School age children of Ventura real estate owners attend the schools of the Ventura Unified School District. The district, which has an enrollment of around 17,000 students, owns and manages 28 schools--18 elementary schools, five middle schools and five high schools. Ventura is also home to several private schools, including Ventura County Christian School and St. Bonaventure High School.

For higher education, residents will find four colleges and universities within the city limits--Ventura College of Law, Brooks Institute, Southern California College of Law, and Santa Barbara Business College. 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 the University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University.

Ventura real estate owners don't have to worry about access to quality health care. Ventura County Medical Center, a 123-bed acute care facility, is located directly in town. In addition, St. John's Regional Medical Center is located in nearby Oxnard and there are some of the top hospitals in the United States, such as UCLA Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, located just a short drive away in Los Angeles.

It's easy to get around Ventura. The Ventura Freeway (US 101) passes through town and connects the city with Ojai and Santa Barbara to the north and Los Angeles to the south. There is trolley service within the downtown area. In addition, Gold Coast Transit and Vista provide scheduled public bus transportation within the city and between Ventura and other points in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.

For trips outside of the region, Ventura 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