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The City of San Buenaventura was founded by Franciscan friars in 1782. Ventura is one of the oldest central coast communities founded with a mission. It is certainly packed full of eclectic charm and history.

From rolling hills to sweeping ocean views, reminiscent of a European seaside village and compared to Hawaii’s mainland; the City of Ventura is located 63 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. Its warm Mediterranean climate and wonderful quality of life are a few of the reasons many call Ventura home. Ventura artfully melds thriving family owned businesses with high-tech enterprises in beautifully planned communities, making the region one of the fastest growing in Southern California.

Nestled between the Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific Ocean residents and visitors enjoy miles of sun drenched golden beaches, diverse parks and a spectacular small boat harbor. It has retained its coastal character with a backdrop of foothills and scenic vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Ventura features a warm Mediterranean climate and is a popular recreational paradise and tourist destination. Ventura has even been called Hawaii on the mainland.”

An environmentally sensitive community, Ventura offers residents and visitors surfing, sailing, golfing, skateboarding, biking, hiking, scenic, and historical tours and more. Ventura is a beautifully planned community.

The beaches are among the most spectacular in the world. Arthur Frommer, famed tourism guru, has rated Ventura beaches superior to many better known places in Northern California and Los Angeles.

Ventura offers year-round recreational and cultural opportunities. Beaches, guided tours, golfing, tennis, hiking, parasailing, scuba diving, jet skiing – the list of activities is unending. Bicycle enthusiasts are able to travel from Ventura to Ojai along the Ventura River Trail. This 914 mile trail provides walkers, runners, and cyclists with an easy connection to the Coast Bikeway.

Ventura has 31 parks including the recently completed Ventura Community Park. This park provides a wide array of recreational amenities for Ventura residents and visitors. The park, designed to accommodate numerous sports, recreation and leisure activities, serves a wide variety of different interests and activity levels. This includes a recreational pool, a competition pool, two waterslides, a bathhouse, multipurpose fields, and bike and pedestrian path.

Contact Alison if you would like to learn more about the Ventura area, or are interested in scheduling a viewing of properties on the market.