Ventura County is considered to be one of the most scenic and beautiful counties in all of California. If you are considering real estate in the Ventura area for your new home, this short overview of the area can help.
Ventura County is located along the Pacific Coast and claims 42 miles of coastline within its borders and is located in the southern part of California with close proximity to greater Los Angeles.. Some of the most popular cities include, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park, and Camarillo. Ventura County is also home to the Los Padres National Forest, a protected area that spans nearly half the county.
Ventura County's 2010 U.S. census reported an estimated 835,981 residents (2012). The population is growing at a 1.5 percent rate, just under the state's national average. Ventura County itself ranks 11th in population size of the 58 California counties.
The climate in Ventura County is mild year-round and mostly sunny. The area averages just half of the average rainfall across the nation as a whole (17.5 percent versus 36.5 percent) and banks a record 273 sunny days per year! In July, the area's hottest month, temperatures average around 80 degrees. The coolest month, January, delivers temperatures in the low 40's. It gets nearly zero snowfall historically.
There are many industries that are represented within the county, including agriculture, biotechnology, tourism, military, other technology, oil production, and more. The U.S. military has two naval bases and an Air National Guard base within the county as well, which together employ more than 16,000 people. The Ventura government is another significant employer.
Ventura County has 20 school districts across the county serving elementary and secondary school students. Interested parents can view a list of schools by ranking at California School Ratings.
For those seeking homes for sale in the area, real estate is holding its value very well and increasing in value across various areas in the county. The median home price is just under half a million dollars across a bell curve (with home prices ranging from the $250's to well over two million dollars) and values continue to grow year by year. The area's natural beauty, mild and sunny climate, strong presence of industry and job growth, and diverse population attracts residents from around the world that snap up the homes for sale as they come on the market. Overall, the county of Ventura is well-positioned for strong continued growth in every area for decades to come, making it an ideal area to relocate to for young families, singles, and empty nesters alike.
Contact Deb Flaherty of Rockwood Realty for more information about Ventura County and surrounding areas.
See Also: Westlake Village | Thousand Oaks | Newbury Park | Camarillo