Oxnard Homes for Sale
Oxnard, California, is located in Ventura County. It has a population of about 198,000, making it the 19th most populated city in California and the most populated city in the county. Oxnard is part of the Oxnard - Thousand Oaks - Ventura metropolitan area and lies about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara. It is often referred to by locals as "The 'Nard". Oxnard covers 39.2 square miles and is located on the edge of the Oxnard Plain, an area known for its fertile soil and its important biological communities. It is a coastal city with over 20 miles of scenic beachfront on the Pacific Ocean. The beaches in Oxnard are large and have soft sand, and many feature sand dunes. Surfing conditions in Oxnard are excellent.
Oxnard Homes for Sale and Real EstateHousing prices in Oxnard are on the high end compared to the rest of the country, but on par for similar California communities. A range of housing styles and prices can be found in Oxnard, and it has some of the best values in Ventura County. The beach communities have some of the most affordable beach properties between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Inland real estate options include single family homes, condos, historic California Craftsman homes and townhouses.
Oxnard NeighborhoodsOxnard is divided into many small neighborhoods, each with their own distinctive qualities. They include:
Oxnard Economy and Employment OpportunitiesThe key industries in Oxnard include international trade, agriculture, defense, tourism, finance, transportation, high tech, petroleum and manufacturing. It has the only deep harbor commercial port between Los Angeles and San Francisco which is vital to the local and regional economies. There are also two active oil fields under the city and an oil refinery in town. The top employers in Oxnard are:
Oxnard AttractionsOxnard offers many local attractions, including:
Oxnard Transportation and CommutingMajor roads providing access to Oxnard include US 101, State Route 1, and Highway 232. Channel Islands Harbor provides boats to the islands out of Oxnard. Local bus service is provided by Gold Coast Transit. Other public transportation services are offered by Amtrak, Greyhound, Metrolink, and VISTA. The closest airports are Oxnard Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
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