Ventura: a True Seaside Village
If you want a complete seaside village experience, with walkability, excellent dining, great surfing, a historic downtown area, and so much more, then Ventura is your place. The official name is The City of San Buenaventura, but for most now, its just Ventura, a beautiful coastal city nestled between the hills and the pacific, 65 miles north of Los Angeles along iconic Highway 1. With a Mediterranean climate typical of coastal California, you can expect sunshine with highs in the mid-70s in the summer months and lows in the winter months to hover in the 50s. Ventura gets about 16 inches of rain per year, with almost all of it coming in the winter. Ventura is the county seat and has a population of about 111,000 people. The waterfront is highlighted by the promenade, boasting one of the longest piers in California and is walking distance to the historic downtown with its array of ethnic cuisines, shops, and galleries for the many local artists. To the south lies San Buenaventura State Beach and the Pierpont beach community that ends at Marina Park and the mouth of Ventura Harbor. The harbor happens to be one of the largest squid offloading operations in North America, but don’t let that fool you. Ventura Harbor speaks primarily to its visitors with its galleries, restaurants, boutique shops, and summer festivals. If you would like to know more about this seaside community and all of its vibrant neighborhoods, please give us a call. We’d like to tell you more, or better yet, we’d love to show you around!