Ventura

Nestled along the picturesque coastline of California, Ventura is a charming seaside city that embodies the essence of laid-back coastal living.

VENTURA

Beckons with its coastal allure, blending beachside serenity, artistic charm, and a laid-back atmosphere into a captivating destination.
 

 

WELCOME TO VENTURA

With its stunning beaches, vibrant arts scene, and relaxed atmosphere, Ventura offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Surfers ride the waves at "Surfer's Point," while families enjoy picnics and beach days at "Emma Wood State Beach." The historic "Downtown Ventura" boasts a collection of boutiques, galleries, and eateries, inviting visitors to explore its unique charm. Ventura's thriving arts community is showcased through events like the "Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival." Outdoor enthusiasts find solace in "Grant Park," offering panoramic views of the coastline, and "Channel Islands National Park," a pristine wilderness just off the shore.
 
Ventura's warm climate and coastal allure create an inviting backdrop for a relaxed lifestyle that captures the true spirit of California living.

 

WHAT TO LOVE

  • Beach Vibes: People are drawn to Ventura for its stunning beaches, where they can soak up the sun, surf the waves, and enjoy beachfront relaxation at spots like Surfer's Point and Emma Wood State Beach.

  • Artistic Scene: The vibrant arts community in Ventura captures hearts with galleries, street art, and events like the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival, providing a creative and inspiring atmosphere.

  • Coastal Exploration: Ventura's proximity to Channel Islands National Park appeals to adventurers who revel in kayaking, hiking, and wildlife spotting on the pristine islands just off the coastline.

  • Quaint Downtown: The historic Downtown Ventura captivates visitors with its unique boutiques, eateries, and a nostalgic ambiance that offers a taste of small-town charm by the sea.

 

LOCAL LIFESTYLE

The local lifestyle in Ventura embraces a blend of coastal tranquility and artistic energy. Residents enjoy a slower pace of life, often spending their days at the beach, exploring the thriving arts scene, and savoring the vibrant culinary offerings. With a strong sense of community, outdoor activities, and a love for the arts, Ventura's lifestyle reflects a harmonious balance between relaxation and creative inspiration.

 

DINING, SHOPPING, & ENTERTAINMENT

Ventura's dining scene captures the essence of California's coastal flavors. "The Jolly Oyster" delights seafood enthusiasts with freshly shucked oysters and ocean views, while "Lure Fish House" offers a seafood-focused menu in a vibrant atmosphere. For farm-to-table delights, "Harvest Cafe" is a local favorite, and "Cafe Nouveau" provides a cozy setting for French-inspired cuisine.

The shopping experience in Ventura reflects the city's unique character. Downtown Ventura is a treasure trove of boutiques and galleries, where you can find locally crafted goods and artistic creations. The "Pacific View Mall" offers a modern shopping experience with a range of brands and shops.

Ventura offers diverse entertainment options for all tastes. Catch live music at "Majestic Ventura Theatre," a historic venue hosting a variety of performances. The "Ventura Harbor Comedy Club" provides evenings filled with laughter, while "Ventura County Fairgrounds" hosts events and concerts throughout the year. For cultural enrichment, "Bell Arts Factory" is an arts hub with galleries and studios.

In Ventura, dining is a flavorful journey, shopping is an exploration of local craftsmanship, and entertainment is a dynamic mix of music, comedy, and cultural experiences. With its coastal charm and artistic allure, Ventura promises an enriching and enjoyable experience for residents and visitors alike.

 

THINGS TO DO

Ventura beckons with a tapestry of activities to suit every taste. Immerse yourself in the surf culture at Surfer's Point or embark on a maritime adventure to Channel Islands National Park. Stroll through Downtown Ventura's charming streets, explore art galleries, and savor fresh seafood at Ventura Harbor Village. Discover tranquility amid nature at the Ventura Botanical Gardens or catch a show at the historic Majestic Ventura Theatre. With whale watching, wine tasting, and outdoor adventures, Ventura invites you to explore its coastal beauty and vibrant culture.

Overview for Ventura, CA

110,572 people live in Ventura, where the median age is 40.7 and the average individual income is $42,501. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

110,572

Total Population

40.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,501

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Ventura, CA

Ventura has 42,091 households, with an average household size of 2.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ventura do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 110,572 people call Ventura home. The population density is 5,052.48 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

110,572

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.7

Median Age

49.93 / 50.07%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
42,091

Total Households

2.58

Average Household Size

$42,501

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Ventura, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Ventura. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Elmhurst Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Citrus Glen Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
College Heights Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Holy Cross School @ San Buenaventura Mission
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Ventura Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Blanche Reynolds Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
E. P. Foster Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Loma Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Sheridan Way Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Foothill Technology High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Ventura County Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Ventura Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Juanamaria Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Portola Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Academy of Technology & Leadership at Saticoy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Junipero Serra Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Homestead (Alternative)
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Sacred Heart Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Montalvo Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Poinsettia Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Will Rogers Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Our Lady Of The Assumption School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Bonaventure High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
2nd - 11th
No rating available
Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
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