Where Quaility of Life is Paramount

In Moorpark, the emphasis is on quality living, echoing the city's motto, "Life can be this good." Nestled in the heart of Ventura County, Moorpark distinguishes itself as the third-safest community, featuring a well-educated workforce, the highest median household income in the county, abundant parks offering breathtaking mountain views, and a delightful suburban charm.

Welcome to Moorpark

The city has no shortage of credentials that speak to its livability. Moorpark boasts exceptionally low crime rates that, by some measurements, make it the safest city in Ventura County and the third safest statewide. From a business perspective, Moorpark credits itself as the least expensive city in the county in which to do business.

Approximately 40% of its 37,000 residents hold at least a bachelor’s degree, making Moorpark one of the best-educated cities in the nation. Speaking of education, most Ventura County residents know of Moorpark College, with its sprawling green spaces and unique modern architecture. Moorpark College ranked in the Top 10 Community Colleges in the nation for a multitude of community college programs, including Cybersecurity and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomanufacturing. The school is also famous for its rare exotic animal training and management program.

The city’s commercial activity is broken out into seven distinct business districts, each bearing its own unique look, feel, and theme. There’s the Princeton Business & Hospitality District, where office developments share space with financial and manufacturing enterprises. In the Campus Park Experience District adjacent to Moorpark College, you’ll experience a “college town” atmosphere, where bars, restaurants, fashion, fitness, and other proprietors cater to the student population (15,000 strong) and others. Other districts include the Arroyo Business District and the Downtown High Street Arts & Mixed Use District.

Learn more about Moorpark by checking out the following stats and facts:

An aerial view of a soccer field and mountains.

Moorpark by the Numbers

Median Household Income

Median Household Income


Median Existing Home Sales Price

(owner occupied)

Median Existing Home Sales Price


Percentage of Homeowners vs. Renters

Percentage Of Homeowners Vs. Renters


Business Highlights

  • Seven distinctly themed business districts are zoned to accommodate businesses. 
  • New businesses benefit from a “One-Stop Shop” permitting process complete with site selection assistance.
  • Businesses are supported by the Ventura County Workforce Development Board with on-the-job training and mass recruitment services.

Fun Fast Facts

  • The city gets its name from a local fruit, the “Moorpark Apricot,” and hosts an annual Apricot Festival in the spring.
  • The Moorpark High School Academic Decathlon team is one of the most successful programs in the United States, earning four national championships and eleven top-3 state finishes since 1999.
  • Moorpark College is surprisingly not Moorpark’s largest employer. That title belongs to PennyMac Loan Services in the Princeton Business & Hospitality District, which boasts over a thousand employees.

Learn more about doing business in the City of Moorpark

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