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Looking to Relocate to Ventura County? Here are Some Things You Should Know

With glorious weather, a hot jobs market, and miles and miles of breathtaking scenery, it’s no wonder people are flocking to Ventura County to live and work. Noted as one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S., Ventura is home to many families, singletons, and businesses. If you are considering diving in and relocating to Ventura, there are some items to consider. If you’re new to Ventura, here is what you should know.


  • Housing market:

    Due in large part to its enticing climate and amenities, Ventura County is currently considered a seller’s market. This means that there are more potential buyers than there are active homes. The price per square foot of sold homes in the neighborhood is $400. You will be able to choose from a wide range of properties, from mobile homes to condos to apartments, townhouses, single-family homes, and gated communities.

  • Cost of living:

    The cost of living in Ventura will largely depend on your lifestyle choices. For example, opting for a mobile home and scouring the local farmers markets will help you to keep costs low. The largest costs you will face are housing, transportation, and eating out. Living in Ventura will cost more than most other Californian cities but, with that said, it’s likely you will have a higher income to accommodate these expenses.

  • Weather:

    Ventura has the ideal climate. August is the perfect month to hit the beach with the average high of 83 degrees F. The coolest months are December and January with highs of 66 and lows of 45 degrees F. While the winter months may bring light rain, you may see one or two snow-capped mountaintops when it’s cold outside.

  • Colleges:

    There are many accessible colleges for kids if you want to keep them close. Ventura hosts five college campuses, including Ventura College, Ventura College of Law, Southern California Institute of Law, Santa Barbara Business College, and the Brooks Institute of Photography.

  • Economy and jobs market:

    Ventura’s economy is one of the healthiest. The jobs market is stable with more people launching businesses and large businesses continuing to grow.
    The major industries are:

    • Healthcare
    • Agriculture
    • Manufacturing
    • Retail
    • Technology
    • Hospitality, travel, and tourism

The prestigious Patagonia outdoor gear and clothing brand, famously known for their environmental and business sustainability practices, have their headquarters located in Ventura.

Is Ventura County a good place to live?

Yes! Ventura is a great place to live if you want to be close to the beach at a reasonable cost of living. The community is diverse, welcoming, and is home to many individuals, couples, young families, seniors, and business owners. There are different backgrounds and ethnicities in Ventura that gives it a true pioneering spirit.

Looking for assistance in setting up your business in Ventura County? Don’t hesitate to get started! Business Forward Ventura County is a countrywide initiative and business resource hub committed to delivering economic development support for businesses. Contact us today for more information on how we can help

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