The City of Camarillo, located near the Southern California coast, blends both rural and urban lifestyles. Incorporated in 1964, it is a relatively new city which is dedicated to preserving its Spanish land grant heritage. Friendly, clean and safe, Camarillo is the fourth largest city in Ventura County with about 65,000 residents. The city has high percentage of college-educated and professionally employed residents, and ranks third among Ventura County's ten cities in median family income.
Two of the area's major employers are Harbor Freight Tools and Technicolor Video Services. Camarillo has a General Plan which works to preserve the unique quality of life in Camarillo. There is a wide variety of housing choices in the area with something for everyone. A city of rolling hills, strawberry fields and orchards, Camarillo is still very much an agricultural town and that is part of its charm. Residents describe it as "unspoiled". The city provides many recreational opportunities to help residents enjoy their environment. There are summer camps and sports camps, golf courses and athletic leagues, all enjoyed in the area's mild, Mediterranean climate.
Camarillo is the location of the new California State University Channel Islands which is located at the former Camarillo State Hospital.
Ocean breezes temper the warm sun and approximately 13 inches of rain falls each year, usually in January and February.