Camarillo is primarily a bedroom community and is a mere hour north of Los Angeles and only a half hour away from the beach, Camarillo is nestled below the Conejo foothills amongst green fields cooled by sea breezes. Where more than 300 days of sunshine a year beckon you outdoors, everything from shopping and concerts to weddings and dining is done alfresco here. A town with a rich history extending centuries, Camarillo melds old world charm with new sights, sounds and flavors that will lure you to stay awhile to explore and enjoy so much, so close.
Camarillo is located in Pleasant Valley at the eastern end of the Oxnard Plain, with the Santa Susana Mountains to the north, the Camarillo Hills to the northwest, the Conejo Valley to the east, and the western reaches of the Santa Monica Mountains to the south.
Camarillo and the surrounding area has a temperate, Mediterranean-type climate. Its location in a coastal valley brings mild ocean breezes and temperatures in the 70s throughout most of the year.
In the mid-1990s, multiple large retail centers, including one of California’s largest outlet malls and movie theater were built south of US 101 and west of Carmen Drive. These new retail centers have provided a large influx of cash to the city; from 1993 to 1998 sales tax revenues nearly doubled from approximately $3.5 million to approximately $6.5 million. On April 23, 2009, several new shops and restaurants opened at the Camarillo Premium Outlets, designated “The Promenade”.
The Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District is located in and around the City of Camarillo, serves a population of over 70,000 and covers an area approximately 45 square miles. It has grown from one park and 30 acres to 27 parks and over 300 acres since its inception in 1962.
The single most important reason to live in Camarillo is the city’s park and community resources that make Camarillo one of the best cities in which to live. With excellent schools, low crime, and local business growth, the highlight is the overwhelming number of parks and locations for recreation.
|Aldolfo Park||Arneill Ranch Park|
|Birchview Park||Bob Kildee Community Park|
|Calleguas Creek||Camarillo Grove Park|
|Carmenita Park||Charter Oak Park|
|Community Center Park||Dos Caminos Park|
|Encanto Park||Foothill Park|
|Freedom Park||Heritage Park|
|Laurelwood Park||Lokker Park|
|Mission Oaks Park||Nancy Bush Park|
|Pitts Ranch Park||Pleasant Valley Fields|
|Quito Park||Springville Park|
|Trailside Park||Valle Lindo Park|
|Woodcreek Park||Woodside Park|
|Dirt BMX Track||Equestrian Center|
|Freedom Center||Freedom Gym|
|Roller Hockey Rink||R/C Track|
Within the District, a variety of recreational facilities exist including:
- Senior Center
- Only Public Indoor Aquatic Center in Ventura County
- Community Center
- Dog Parks
- Lighted Ball Fields
- Tennis Courts
- Running Track
- Walking Paths
- Soccer Fields
- Hiking Trails
- Picnic Shelters
- Children’s Play Equipment
- Barbecue Areas
Corey Chambers, Realty Source Inc, BRE#01889449