Market Watch for Ventura County Real Estate as of May 31, 2012

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Market Watch for Ventura County Real Estate as of May 31, 2012

History of Ventura County

Market Watch for Ventura County Real Estate as of May 31, 2012

  • Formed in 1873 from Santa Barbara County
  • Chumash Indians were native inhabitants
  • Early Spanish settlers described the area as the “land of everlasting summers” and named the region “San Buenaventura”, which means “good fortune”

  • Geography
  • Covers an area of 1,873 square miles, including 43 miles of coastline
  • Located northwest of Los Angeles County, and bordered by Kern County to the north, Santa Barbara County to the west, and the Pacific Ocean on the southwest (view map)
  • 7.5 miles of shoreline are public beaches and 411 acres are State beach parks
  • The Los Padres National Forest accounts for 860 square miles of the northern portion of the county (46% of the county’s land mass)
  • Elevation ranges from sea level to the highest point on Mount Pinos at 8,831 feet
  • Ranks 26th in land size among California’s 58 counties

Gateway to Channel Islands National Park, one of only four designated national marine sanctuaries composed of five tranquil islands located a few miles off the Ventura County coast, comprising a 250,000-acre wilderness preserve/marine sanctuary


  • Coastal areas offer a Mediterranean climate often described as the best in the world, with average annual temperatures of 74.2 degrees

Ventura County’s mountains, valleys and seashore give the area SIX different micro-climates, more than any other county in the nation

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Kathy Stoltman




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Comments (4)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy that is a nice touch to your market report, giving a history and description of the County

Jun 11, 2012 11:24 AM
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Living Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Hi Kathy:

Excellent Market Report!  Providing an historical perspecitve of the community generally gives additional depth, and potentially answer questions that potential homeowners may have.  Keep up the good work

Jun 11, 2012 01:45 PM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Excellent market report Kathy, we had to suggest for your creativity. Nice to hear about the area and even the temperatures! 

Jun 11, 2012 11:22 PM
Kathy Stoltman
Balboa Real Estate - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Thank you George, hopefully the report gives an insight to consumers about Ventura County market and area.

Thank you Lloyd for your kinds words and encouragement.

Al & Peggy, thank you for suggesting, and your comment.

Jun 12, 2012 04:17 AM