Extending along the Ventura County coastline are several communities where luxury meets ease. Many of these are beachfront properties with panoramic ocean views and are in close proximity to downtown Ventura and a plethora of outdoor activities. Being situated between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, off the 101 freeway, it offers residents easy access to surrounding cities.
North Ventura is known for is exclusive ocean-front communities and luxury properties that line the scenic coast. Faria, Solimar, Seacliff Colony, and Mussel Shoals are notably some of the most exclusive areas in Ventura. Several of these properties are gated and situated directly on the beach overlooking the Channel Islands. Living in this small beach community offers comfortable cool climate year-round making it ideal for all outdoor activities. Between the harbor, marina, downtown, local farmers markets, restaurants and shopping, Ventura is able to cater to a range of lifestyles.
Ventura is recognized as an ideal location for outdoor enthusiasts; surrounded by several recreational areas, famous surf spots, fishing, camping, hiking, boating and whale watching.
With miles of hiking trails that weave through the mountains and over-look the ocean, Arroyo Verde Park is a popular hotspot. Ventura is one of the best locations in the country to watch the grey whale as it makes its graceful appearance annually from Mexico. Island Packers is popular for its daily whale watching trips in hopes to get a glimpse of these incredible migrating pods.
With a history rich in agriculture and livestock, Ventura continues to serve as prime farmland in Southern California. A diverse array of vegetables and fruits have grown for centuries in this area. Avocados and strawberries continue to serve as a primary staple and as the main cash crop.Local farmers pride themselves on the variety and bounty of crops grown in this region,making the farmers market a popular local favorite.