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-Year-round climate
-Attractive setting
-Low crime rates


-Long commutes
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living

What Bert Has To Say About Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura Metro Area

Ventura is a beach town along the original Pacific Coast Highway (U.S. 101). The inhabited portion of Ventura County also includes numerous towns including Oxnard, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks and Santa Paula. Aside from Ventura and its beaches, the area is a mix of agriculture, small industry, and residential areas.

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Quick Facts About Ventura

    The unemployment rate in Ventura is 5.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Ventura jobs have Increased by 0.36 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Ventura's cost of living is 58.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Ventura's population is 109,708 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.51 percent.
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Ventura is $522,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -9.60 percent.
    Ventura public schools spend $9,083 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 26.2 students per teacher in Ventura.

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When I was a teen my family moved to Ventura. Back then is was a small town that did not have much to offer for young adults which bothered some but since I'm a outdoors... (read more)
A Mixed Bag...
I relocated to Ventura about a year and a half ago for a job after having spent over ten years living in the Los Angeles area. So first I will give the good. The... (read more)
A real gem
I lived in Ojai for 18 years--which is located about 10 miles inland of Ventura, and I used to go to Ventura all of the time. The beaches are wonderful, the climate is... (read more)
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