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Simi Valley, California, is located in Ventura County. With its population of approximately 126,000 it is the third largest of the county's ten cities. It is situated in the southeastern part of the county and covers an area of about 42 square miles. The city is surrounded by the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills. It is considered one of the safest cities in America.
Simi Valley Homes for Sale and Real EstateSimi Valley is largely a bedroom community, with most residents commuting to larger cities in Ventura County or to the Los Angeles area. Residents here enjoy that the city is safe and clean and away from the hustle and bustle of the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County. It maintains a small town feel while still being close to a metropolitan area. The city has experienced a significant amount of new home construction in recent years due to the increase in population resulting from a healthy local economy. Housing costs in the area are among some of the highest in the country, but low compared to other affluent communities in California.
Simi Valley NeighborhoodsSimi Valley is divided into several neighborhoods including:
Simi Valley Economy and Employment OpportunitiesThere are two main areas of industry in Simi Valley. Machinery and tools is the primary industry while metal is the secondary industry. Other industries important to the local economy include lumber/wood products, food, plastic products, apparel/textiles, and minerals. Since the mid 1990s, the main division of Countrywide Home Loans (now Bank of America Loan Administration) is located in Simi Valley. At its peak the company employed over 10,000 people. Today the city's top employers are:
Simi Valley AttractionsSimi Valley has established a large number of parks and recreational activities for its residents to enjoy. In addition there are many landmarks, points of interest, and cultural activities including:
Simi Valley Transportation and CommutingHighways and freeways that serve Simi Valley are Highway 118, State Highway 23, State Highway 101, I-5, I-405 and I-210. Passenger rail service is provided by Amtrak and Metrolink. The city operates Simi Valley Transit with connections to LACMTA and VISTA. The nearest airports are Los Angeles Internal Airport (42 miles), Bob Hope Airport in Burbank (26 miles) and Camarillo Airport (25 miles).
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