Simi Valley, CA is a suburb located in Southeast Ventura County, about 37 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Around 127,000 people live in the 42 square mile city. The median income is about $87,000 and the median home value is at $432,000. Many of the real estate listings are newer homes, and 81% of homes in the town were constructed after 1990. 75% of houses have three or more bedrooms.
The style of the city is influenced by the neighboring cities of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Malibu. The sunny, mild weather makes getting outside a priority. The city boasts 34 well-maintained parks where residents can recreate. It is enjoyable golfing at any of the four local golf courses. The city operates two swimming pools. Young people in Simi Valley can participate in a variety of youth team and individual sports including skateboarding at the famous indoor Skatelab. There are many area trails to hike or bike, such as Rocky Peak Park, Woodranch Trails (one of the best places to mountain bike) or Corriganville Park.
There are a multitude of restaurants and shops in the area. The restaurants have great variety, including gourmet sandwiches, Greek, sushi and Mediterranean and residents should be able to find something to satiate their appetites. The Simi Valley Town Center is a shopping area that is undergoing major redevelopment with an 87 million dollar budget. The best cultural events are found at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, which offers high quality performances in a renovated Greek Revival Church. Visit the 6 acre Strathearn Historical Park and Museum to learn about the history of Simi Valley. Residents and tourists alike enjoy the impressive Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. There are over 18,000 youths enrolled in the high quality school system, which includes three high schools, one adult high school and an independent study school for all ages. Public transportation is provided by several means. Highway 118 travels through the city and connects to State Highways 101 and 23 and Interstates 5, 210 and 405. A bus system connects to the greater area with the Ventura Intercity Service Transit Authority (VISTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA). Los Angeles International Airport is 42 miles away and Burbank and Camarillo Airports are both about 25 miles away. Amtrak and Metrolink offer passenger commuter service. The nearest port is 34 miles away at Port Hueneme. Simi Valley, CA offers safe, upscale living in an area that still retains a small town feel.