The population of about 106,000 people happily lives in distinctly different neighborhoods amidst charming historic buildings that have recently evolved into fantastic restaurants, appealing boutiques and wine bars. This has added tons of style, but the laid back beach vibe of the area still lives on. Downtown Ventura houses many unique businesses that make browsing worthwhile. The nightlife is vibrant and varied, and it is possible to hear an endless variety of great music in lounges, tapas bars, cantinas and bistros. A large selection of innovative and top-notch restaurants can satisfy even the most discerning palates.
San Buenaventura, known as Ventura, is the sunny, beachfront county seat in western Ventura County, 60 miles from LA. Ventura County currently has the ninth fastest-moving housing market, possibly due to strong job growth. Ventura has been voted the most desirable place in the country to live in many different polls due to its sunny, mild winters, low humidity, moderate summers and access to water.SHOW MORE