It’s getting crazy around here as the Spring buying season seems to have started early and Ventura new home buyers flock to The Farm. Sounds like March Madness to us, but you don’t need to fill out a bracket to figure out what the most important features are for you in your new-home search. If you’ve spent any amount of time in Ventura, you’re probably already aware of why this city is so ideal and desirable. But we’ve laid out 64 reasons (to coincide with the field of 64 for the upcoming NCAA Tournament) to buy a home here, anyway, and we’ll be revealing them 16 at a time.
- Because we’re happy! It’s true—Ventura was named to National Geographic’s list of the Happiest Cities in the United States.
- The cooler summers—While people in the valleys and throughout L.A. suffer through sweltering summers, Ventura can be up to 30 degrees cooler!
- The ocean—Is there anyone who DOESN’T dream of living close to the water?
- The sunsets—If you haven’t caught a Ventura sunset lately, you’re looooong overdue.
- California casual—There’s no fussiness here. People who live in Ventura love the laid back nature of the city.
- The new homes—Communities like The Farm have breathed a fresh new energy into East Ventura.
- The view from Serra Cross Park—There may be nothing more beautiful as you look beyond the city out to the sea.
- It’s one of the “10 Best Places to Live Now.” Men’s Health knows what they’re talking about.
- The Harbor—Move to Ventura and you’ll no doubt be spending a lot of time here, whether you just like to browse the shops, let the kids play at the arcade, or enjoy a meal with a view of blue.
- Downtown—Ventura’s historic downtown is the city’s “designated Cultural District,” said the Ventura Chamber. “By carefully preserving its past while welcoming the future, downtown has grown into a delightful mix of coffeehouses, outdoor cafes, restaurants, performing arts groups, retail shops, spas, salons, health clubs, antique stores, art galleries, museums and historic buildings, including City Hall and the San Buenaventura Mission.”
- The friendliness—People wave. Or nod. Or both. Buy a Ventura new home and you’re likely to have a network of new friends before you even move in.
- The mountains—Living in a Ventura new home between the beach and the mountains? Nothing bad about that!
- Variety of homes—Just within The Farm, four innovative communities offer buyers abundant new-home options including townhomes with private yards, upscale single-family residences with separate apartments, family homes with alley-loaded garages, and traditional new homes.
- The clam chowder—Another great reason to roll down to the Harbor, especially if you get it in a sourdough bread bowl!
- The temperate winters—Don’t be surprised to see people strolling the beach in shorts and flip-flops throughout the year.
- The surfing—There’s a reason Ventura was named the #8 surf town in America. Actually, there are several!
For more information about buying a Ventura new home,, visit The Farm. This new Ventura County masterplan offers two on-site parks and four single-family and attached new-home communities that showcase the best of family living while embracing nature and sustainability and honoring the city’s proud agricultural heritage. The Farm’s new-home offerings include:
Traditional single-family homes with one- and two-story residences, classic architecture, chef’s kitchens, and optional California rooms; Three to four bedrooms and two to three baths; 1,914–2,753 square feet of living space
Luxurious single-family homes with open flow, downstairs bedrooms, great outdoor space, and alley-loaded garages; Four to six bedrooms and three to four and one-half baths; Separate apartment units over the two-car garages in two plans; 2,781–3,343 square feet of living space
Light-filled single-family homes with open floorplans, island kitchens, first-floor en-suite bedrooms, and alley-loaded garages; Four bedrooms and three to three and one-half baths; 2,223–2,702 square feet of living space
Unique townhome designs that live like single-family detached homes, with open plans, upstairs bonus rooms, and private yards; Three to four bedrooms and two and one-half to three baths; 1,744–2,287 square feet of living space
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