Find a Diverse Selection of Homes in Camarillo

Spanish Hills Country Club, Camarillo, Califor...

Spanish Hills Country Club, Camarillo, California golf course (Photo credit: danperry.com)

Camarillo, California is the 4th largest city in Ventura County. The city has a great location being about halfway between Los Angele and Santa Barbara and just a few miles inland from the coast.

Be sure and check out the  diverse selection of homes in Camarillo that fit the affordable budget all the way up to high-end expensive, excellent schools and colleges, great weather, low crime, thriving businesses and offers a mix of both rural and suburban lifestyles.

The recreational options in Camarillo are unmatched anywhere. Clean beaches, swimming, miles of hiking and biking trails, surfing, boating, camping, horseback riding, sailing, tennis and golfing are all available close by. There are numerous restaurants locally and plenty of entertainment options, both in Camarillo and in near-by communities.

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Ventura County Overview

People come to Ventura County California from all over the world to enjoy the clean and sparsely populated beaches and coastal resources, the hills and towering mountains, rivers, valleys, year ’round mild weather, the Channel Islands, Los Padres National Forest, and the closeness of many of Southern California’s top tourist destinations. You will find out of the way unique wine tasting and vineyards, agriculture and roadside stands selling fresh strawberries, avocados, oranges, lemons and all kinds of fresh picked and organic produce.

Trailhead into the Chumash Wilderness, photo b...

Trailhead into the Chumash Wilderness, photo by Antandrus, Aug 28, 2006. Just west of the summit of Mount Pinos; trail goes downhill, then up to Sawmill Mountain. View is to the north. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The beautiful countryside of Ventura County is sprinkled with orchards and vineyards, rivers draining the nearby hills and mountains, old country dirt roads that wind through lush, green valleys. There are many modern new home developments that include many diverse residential options, retirement communities, boating and yacht harbors, medical offices and services, business centers and well planned large commercial retail centers and malls.

Do I Have to Give up my Green Lawn to go Green

Some of my friends are tearing up their beautiful green front lawns and replacing the lawn with native plants. And of course, like all converts, they are trying to get me to do the same -to go green. Here is some of their logic. If you are paying $100 a month to have the front lawn mowed and then another fifty per month to water the lawn and more for the fertilizers and pest control? You are paying $1,800 per year for lawn. Actually you will be able to replace the lawn for about the costs of one year of lawn maintenance costs.
After visiting one of the local nurseries that feature native plants, I am beginning to be sold. I think after this non-winter we had, it has got me thinking seriously about it. That is as long as I can have color and not a desert look which I do not care for at all. I live on the Ventura Coastline and that is the type of landscape I enjoy.

 

Yes, There is a Banana Belt of Ventura County !

 

abanas at the Banana Belt_ Anohter wonderful Place in Ventura County

Cabanas at the Banana Belt. Another wonderful Home in Ventura County

Yes, it’s true and the old timers used to talk openly about the Banana Belt of Ventura County. It was located along the sloping areas along the Santa Clara River, down near the ocean around Saticoy. This is a unique micro-climate and probably has the only commercial banana farm in the western United States. The small area is a ribbon of land nestled near the oceanfront community of La Conchita, just north of Ventura California. La Conchita is a small community located on U.S. Route 101, just southeast of the Santa Barbara county line.

The area is considered perfect for growing bananas, is rimmed with eastern cliffs that keep the ocean breezes circulating. The colder night air from the inland mountains is blocked from settling in.  It’s much milder here on winter nights..almost 8-10 degrees warmer. The cliffs are the foothills of the Los Padres National Forest and they provide the “air drainage” needed to keep the frost at bay.
Limited banana varieties will grow in other areas of Ventura County, but require more water and fertilizer.ban

Santa Cruz Island, Our Backdoor Neighbor

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

channell=The residents of Southern California and especially the people who live in Ventura County are lucky to have a famous Channel Islands National Park just a few miles offshore. This unique Park is made up of the several offshore islands, off the coast of Southern California.

California’s Channel Islands are often called “the Galapagos Islands of North America” due to their unique and diverse array of plants and animals, 145 of which are found nowhere else on earth.

Close to the mainland yet worlds apart, Santa Cruz Island is home to plants and animals that are found nowhere else on earth. Like the Galapagos Islands of South America, these Islands exist in isolation, allowing evolution to proceed independently, fostering the development of 145 endemic or unique species. Santa Cruz Island is an example and is host to 70 of these endemic species. Some, like the island scrub jay and the Santa Cruz Island silver lotus, are found only on Santa Cruz Island. Ongoing research on this Island and the others is paving the way to a long term better environment for the creatures and plants of the islands and for the residents and visitors to the islands in the future. Santa Cruz Island, Our backdoor neighbor

Close to the mainland yet worlds apart, this  Island is home to plants and animals that are found nowhere else on earth. Like the Galapagos Islands of South America, they exist in isolation, allowing evolution to proceed independently, fostering the development of 145 endemic or unique species. Santa Cruz Island is an example and is host to 70 of these endemic species. Some, like the island scrub jay and the silver lotus, are found only here. Ongoing research is paving the way to a long term better environment for the creatures and plants of the islands and for the residents and visitors to the islands in the future.