NB Ventura County Community
VENTURA COUNTY BOASTS an extraordinary location, prime for an eclectic lifestyle in any of the surrounding cities and communities.
A seaside community, Port Hueneme (pronounced “Wy-nee-mee”) is located about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 40 miles south of Santa Barbara. The city is 12 feet above sea level with a land area of 4.4 square miles. Port Hueneme offers a number of recreational opportunities at parks located within the city, as well as a host of options for fun and relaxation in the surrounding area. The median age of the residents is about 30 years old, and the average household size is around three people.
The largest city in Ventura County, Oxnard is located along a beautiful stretch of Pacific coastline. Oxnard is surrounded by farmlands, boasting some of the richest agricultural land in California. The area’s climate, rich topsoil, adequate water and a long harvest season provide favorable conditions for crops such as strawberries. Farmers can often grow double, sometimes triple, crops on the same piece of land during a year. With education as a prime concern, Oxnard offers state-of-the-art public schools for kindergarten through grade 12. Recreational amenities include city tennis courts and the River Ridge Public Golf Course.
Home to the area’s only deep-water port located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Oxnard also has a general service airport that provides commuter Wights to Los Angeles International Airport. Also, Amtrak and Greyhound bus services operate out of the city’s modern Transportation Center. The city offers many new shopping areas, and downtown has been enhanced with the development of Heritage Square, a collection of historic houses that have been relocated and refurbished. A new multiplex theater opened recently.