Ventura is a wonderful place. Cooled by the onshore breezes during the day and warmed by the offshore breezes in the early morning, I don’t think Ventura’s weather could be better. Surfing is either good, better or terrific on almost any day all day. If the ocean were lighted surfers would continue tiding waves until the sun distorted their vision. The population has grown to an unbelievable number of approximately 115,000 and traffic tries a person’s patience because it now takes 10 or 12 minutes to drive the chosen destination when it in years past the travel time was only 7 or 8 minutes. Restaurants abound and the menus vary greatly. Many advantage themselves by biking and walking at the Ventura Marina, downtown Ventura, along the ocean front, in the parks or fishing off the Ventura Pier. Ventura is a wonderful place.
Welcome to the beautiful City of Ventura — a California coastal community considered one of America’s most desirable places to live. The combination of its phenomenal climate, friendly people and spectacular coastline make Ventura a locale for those who appreciate and enjoy the outdoors.
Ventura, officially named San Buenaventura, was founded in 1782 when Saint Junipero Serra established Mission San Buenaventura, the ninth of the California missions. Serra named the mission after the Italian Saint Bonaventure, hence the nickname that Ventura is the “city of good fortune.” Located along the Pacific Ocean between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, the City was incorporated in 1866.