Ventura, California is a picturesque coastline community where relaxation prevails. Located one hour north of Los Angeles, Ventura is often a weekend getaway destination for stressed-out urbanites. The cool ocean breezes and laid-back atmosphere work their magic quickly, leaving visitors feeling refreshed and revived. Real estate options consist of detached, single-family homes, condominiums, townhouses, undeveloped residential land lots and commercial property.
Not only is it a great place to visit, Ventura is also an enjoyable and practical place to live. Recreational, shopping and dining opportunities are plentiful. The sandy beaches along the Pacific Ocean are the main attractions, where surfers, playing children, sun worshippers and daydreamers have their fun. At night, Harbor Village lights up with waterfront restaurants and shops, art galleries and a dazzling 36-horse carousel. Other sites to see are the historic downtown, San Buenaventura State Beach, and the Seaward Avenue Beach District.
A skilled workforce and well-connected location make for a positive business climate, meaning Ventura also has a surprising breadth of employment opportunity. Most of the workforce is employed in one of three economic sectors: educational, health and social services; professional services; and manufacturing. Roughly 50 percent of the workforce lives and works in the city. For those who need to commute, Pacific Coast Highway and U.S. Route 101 provide access to the north and south. Inland communities can be reached via State Routes 33 and 126. Public education is provided by Ventura Unified School District. The district manages about 30 campuses and serves roughly 20,000 enrolled students.
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