Ventura Homes for SaleVentura, California, is the county seat of Ventura County. More formally known as the City of San Buenaventura, it located on the Pacific Coast northwest of Los Angeles and between Malibu and Santa Barbara. The city covers 32.1 square miles and features 10.4 square miles of water. It has a population of approximately 107,000. The area is known for its fantastic surf conditions and Mediterranean climate, although the city can be affected by the Santa Ana winds causing periodic temperature increases.
Ventura Homes for Sale and Real EstateVenture features a wide range of real estate options including beach homes, hillside properties and ranch land. The city also has suburban areas with homes close to schools and parks as well as properties that are in more remote and rural areas. Ventura has recently redeveloped its downtown adding pedestrian-friendly streetscapes that add to the city's appeal and has attracted new restaurants and stores. While housing costs in Ventura are on the high end compared to the rest of the country, they are reasonably priced compared to comparable communities in California.
Ventura NeighborhoodsVentura was recently named one of the most livable communities in America. The city is divided into several neighborhoods, each with their own unique characteristics. They include:
Ventura Economy and Employment OpportunitiesThe city has recently created a business incubator, Ventura Ventures Technology Center. The incubator is focused on high-tech and was started to help develop companies and jobs locally and to attract new entrepreneurs to town. The top employers in Ventura are:
Ventura AttractionsWith its beachfront location and year round mild climate, Ventura has much to offer in terms of recreation and activities. Some of the events, points of interest and cultural attractions found in the city include:
Ventura Transportation and CommutingThe main freeway running through Ventura is the Ventura Freeway, US Route 101, which connects to San Francisco in the north and Los Angeles in the south. SR 33 connects to Ojai, SR 126 connects to Santa Clarita and SR 118 connects to Simi Valley. Metrolink provides commuter rail service on the Ventura County Line. Amtrak provides service via the Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego. Local bus service is operated by Gold Coast Tranist and Ventura Intercity Transit Authority. Ventura is served by Oxnard Airport, Santa Barbara Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.
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