Best Neighborhoods in Oxnard, California

Oxnard is the largest city in Ventura County and the 121st largest city in the United States. The estimated population of Oxnard is slightly more than 200,000. The biggest employers in the city of Oxnard are St. John's Regional and the Oxnard Union High School District. The economy of Oxnard is support by a number of industries including manufacturing, international trade, and tourism. In the 1940's Oxnard was notorious for the zoot suit arrests. Some people refer to Oxnard as the lima bean and strawberry capital of the world.

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Temperature

Average High - 74, Average Low - 46

Sports

There are no professional sports teams in Oxnard.

Crime Rate

The crime rate in Oxnard is slightly lower than in other cities of approximately the same size.

Top Neighborhoods

Colonia is a neighborhood in the central section of Oxnard. Colonia is a mixed neighborhood and there is representation in the community from all sides of the economic spectrum. Colonia has beautiful new higher income residences and a number of mid range apartments and condominiums in the area. Ventura Freeway runs parallel to the Colonia community. There are both public and private schools in the area for families to chose from. Because of the close proximity to major interstates and thoroughfares, public transportation in Colonia is easily accessible.

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Camarillo is bounded by Pleasant Valley Road and Highway 101. Camarillo is a community known for its preservation efforts. There are sections in Camarillo that are inaccessible to development. Residents of the Camarillo community can enjoy the warm climate and ocean breezes. Although there are very few rental properties in Camarillo proper, there are a number of rental and lease options within close proximity. Private and public schools are accessible to the residents of Camarillo. Because of the neighborhood's location close to the interstate and major thoroughfares, public transportation is easily accessible.

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Santa Paula or "the Citrus Capital of the World" as the locals call it, is bordered by Santa Paula Street and East Harvard Boulevard. There are approximately 8,000 households in Santa Paula, with roughly half being families with children. Citrus continues to be a big part of the Santa Paula community as they still grow lemons and oranges in the vicinity. The housing stock is mixed in the Santa Paula neighborhood; from single family homes to apartments and condos. Private and public schools are in the area as well as some green space for recreational activities.

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Port Hueneme residents can surf whenever they are ready, just by walking out a south facing front door. This beach community is very popular in the Oxnard area for its proximity to the beach. The mile long beach gives residents of Port Hueneme sheltered areas for picnics as well as everything you can do on a sandy beach. The housing stock in the Port Hueneme neighborhood is varied. There are houses to rent as well as apartments for rent/lease. Port Hueneme has local schools in the area, and continues to be a very desirable place to live.

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Ventura (San Buenaventura) is a neighborhood bounded by Telegraph Road and Santa Paula Freeway. The benefits of Ventura are many. Not only is there a sandy beach with lots of rental homes and apartments beachside, there are several parks and open air green spaces for the residents of Ventura to enjoy. Ventura's close proximity to the interstate makes it easily accessible to more inland communities like downtown. There are restaurants, eclectic shops, bars and nightclubs in the general area. Public transportation is accessible.

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California State University - Channel Islands makes its home neat Oxnard. Campus housing is the primary option as far as housing stock. There are some apartments in the area and because of their proximity to the school, they may be affordable for a number of new residents. The retail and business section near the University cater to the needs of the student body. There are national chain restaurants as well as some independently owned stores, restaurants and bars.

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