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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Ventura is a city in California with a population of 110,234. Ventura is in Ventura County. Living in Ventura offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ventura there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Ventura and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Ventura are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$537,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,579
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Ventura Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    244.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    105.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    432.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,396.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    300.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Ventura

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$76,076
National
$55,322
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The beach is five minutes away from midtown, who doesn't love the beach? The weather is on average around the 70's during the spring and early summer. The temperature rarely goes above 85 degrees. But when it does, the beach is a few minutes away to help cool off and relax. There are a lot of other fun places to visit. Such as Grant Park Cross, where there is a view of the city along with the ocean, a great place to have a picnic while watching the sun set or to take nice pictures! The city is clean and has a lot of trees and greenery. Downtown is also a good place to get good food, I recommend Rice by Mama, which is Thai food. There are also cute boutiques downtown as well as thrift stores. There is also an art museum downtown. Overall, Ventura is a beautiful small city for a beach vacation.
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Ventura is an under-appreciated California coastal town. Not too touristy, built for locals, it's perfect! Historic downtown is about five or six blocks long with nice restaurants, thrift shops, boutique stores and anchored by a beautiful city hall and historic mission.
VENTURA HAS SOME OF THE BEST BEACHES I'VE SEEN IN A WHILE. A LOT OF GREAT AND NEW SHOPPING CENTERS WITHING CLOSE PROXIMITY. NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION IS CONSTANTLY IN EFFECT. NESTLED IN BETWEEN AMAZING CITIES LIKE SANTA BARBARA, MALIBU, LOS ANGELES; YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO VENTURE OUT AND EXPLORE WITH LOVED ONES OR SIMPLY BY YOURSELF. LOVE THE AREA!