Ventura, California, is an eclectic and thriving coastal town 63 miles north of Los Angeles and just 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. Cruise down Main Street and imagine what life may have been like back in 1792 when Franciscan friars founded the town, naming it San Buenaventura – after the saint of good fortune. Main Street was once The Camino Real – The Kings Highway – the original trail that connected the California missions. You may feel like you’ve gone back in time as you explore Main Street’s Spanish styled buildings and especially the beautiful San Buenaventura Mission.
Today, Ventura draws new residents to all the things that tourists love – the clean natural environment, ideal weather, golden rolling hills, sweeping ocean views, beautiful beaches, friendly people, walkability, and the laid back vibe. But Ventura isn’t just beautiful beaches and Spanish mission history. The city offers high-quality economic opportunities. The economy reflects a tapestry of locally-owned, traditional, and high-tech businesses in a strong economy.
When you decide to move to Ventura you’ll be singing its praises – just like in the 70s song, ‘Ventura Highway’: “Ventura Highway in the sunshine, where the days are longer, the nights are stronger than moonshine. You’re gonna go, I know.”