Ventura County Rated Best Place

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named Ventura County the most desirable place to live in the United States. Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara County, Ventura occupies 43 miles of  beautiful Southern California coastline. It covers 1873 square miles and has a population of 844,000. The early Spanish settlers described it as the “land of everlasting summers”.

Agriculture is a billion dollar business in Ventura County with four growing seasons.
Ventura County has a strong economic base that includes major industries such as biotechnology, agriculture, advanced technologies, oil production, military testing and development, and tourism.
Ventura County California has a rich history. It was first settled by the Chumash Indians, before the Spanish missionaries and other Europeans arrived.

Ventura County residents enjoy an outdoor type of lifestyle all year long with walks along the beaches, surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, tennis and plenty of golfing on the many public and private golf courses located throughout the county.

Ventura County offers a Mediterranean climate with low humidity and near-perfect average temperatures in the mid-70°s. Ranging from sea level to the 8,831-foot peak of Mount Pinõs, the mountains, valleys and coastal plains give the region a unique variety of six microclimates.

Schools in the area are among the best in the state and nation. Test scores nearly always exceed the national and state averages at all levels. High education abounds in the county with three community colleges – Ventura, Oxnard and Moorpark. There is a new university in Camarillo, Cal State Channel Islands. California Lutheran University is located in Thousand Oaks. There are also satellite campus’ for Cal State Northridge and University of California at Santa Barbara both in Ventura.

Ventura County is made up of many prosperous small towns and communities.  What started out as mainly agricultural land and products has grown into a giant on the California economic scale. Ventura is an exciting place and is as diverse as the people who live here. It has it all; inland green valley’s, rolling hills, mountains, seashore, islands off the coast, large and small cities, hillside estate homes, beachfront homes, harbors, rivers, canyons, 100 year old oak trees that line the old country dirt roads that meander along flowing rivers and along the many orange, lemon and avocado groves throughout the county.

Ventura County is one of the most affluent population centers in the U.S. The county is ranked as one of the top 100 highest income counties in the country, and as the sixth wealthiest county in California by per capita income.

Ventura County has some of the cleanest and safest beaches in all of California, yet most of the beaches are not occupied or busy during most of the year. This is big surfing country and early in the mornings the beaches are busy with surfers coming in from all over to enjoy the blue Pacific. At many of the Ventura County beaches, there are public campgrounds and picnic areas also.

When you talk about Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo or just about any real estate located in the County, you end up really discussing the Southern California lifestyle. No matter what type the home or property, the price or location, when you talk about Ventura County homes, you are really talking about the unique lifestyle of Southern California including the beaches, hills, mountains, valleys and urban areas, Ventura County has it all, plus some.

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