Sunset Magazine described Ventura as the “off-ramp to paradise.” Men’s Health called it one of the “10 Best Places to Live Now.” If it seems like everyone is talking about and moving to Ventura, you might be right. This wonderful place just keeps on getting better, with a warm and welcoming spirit, an incredible array of amenities, thriving employment, great new homes, and, of course, the amazing weather and beachy-casual atmosphere.
It can be up to 30 degrees cooler in Ventura than inland and in the valleys in the summer, and even into the fall, when temps elsewhere in Southern California are soaring into triple digits. Temperate weather year-round also means that Ventura residents can enjoy strolling along the beach, surfing, playing at the park, and taking part in all the other abundant outdoor activities in Ventura, anytime they want.
Being able to stay fit while enjoying beautiful natural surroundings—that’s what you get when moving to Ventura! Miles of hiking trails provide a great workout and some truly stellar views of the city and coastline. Don’t miss the Ventura Botanical Gardens, where you can hike the trail while also viewing more than 160 different plant species. The 16.5-mile Ventura River Bike Trail winds all the way to Ojai, or, peddle a boat instead, at Ventura Harbor Village. The water in Ventura provides ample opportunities to work your muscles; go stand-up paddle boarding; surf at beginner-friendly Mondos Beach, the beautiful Emma Wood State Beach, or the aptly-named Surfers’ Point, a favorite of pros and novices alike; or go sea cave kayaking on Santa Cruz Island. And then there’s the fact that walking on the beach has actually been proven to be better for you than walking on harder surfaces because of the resistance of the sand.
The family friendliness
Ventura is a city that has been attracting and embracing families for decades, with family-friendly amenities everywhere, including neighborhood parks and outings to Golf N’ Stuff and the Buena Lanes bowling alley and roller skating rink. The quality schools of the Ventura Unified School District are another driver for those moving to Ventura. Communities like The Farm take the family-friendliness a step further, with neighborhoods that foster friendships and outdoor play, wide sidewalks for strolling and bike riding, and floorplans that consider the needs of every member of the household.
So much to do
People exploring Ventura for the first time are always amazed that what they thought was a sleepy little town has so much to see, do, and experience. Outside of all the beach and water activities and all the fun of the Ventura Harbor, with its arcade, carousel, and boutiques and restaurants, there is entertainment at the Majestic Ventura Theater, a registered 20th century landmark, shopping on Main Street, and the Ventura trolley that travels a loops from historic Downtown back to Harbor Village.
The new homes
Buyers moving to Ventura have embraced the four communities of innovative new-home offerings at The Farm, the newest master-planned community in the city, from Williams Homes. Open floorplans, modern features, and unique touches set the attached and single-family homes apart. This is one reason why people from all over Southern California are moving to Ventura and buying a home at The Farm. The Farm has also seen an influx of existing Ventura homeowners looking to trade in their older home for something brand new in the area they love.
For more information on moving to Ventura, visit The Farm. Pre-register here to ensure you will be able to purchase a home in the newly-released Phase 2.
New-home offerings at The Farm include:
Topa Topa, Single-family homes with three to four bedrooms, 1,914–2,753 square feet
Sespe, Luxury single-family homes, four to six bedrooms, separate apartment units, 2,781–3,343 square feet
Olivas, Single-family homes with alley-loaded garages, four bedrooms, 2,223–2,702 square feet
Anacapa, Unique townhomes with private yards, Three to four bedrooms, 1,744–2287 square feet