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Camarillo California Real Estate

Camarillo California Real Estate

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Camarillo California Real Estate

Camarillo is located in Ventura County, in Southern California.

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Camarillo History The land upon which the historic Camarillo Ranch now sits was once part of the original Rancho Calleguas; one of the last of the Mexican land grants, the Rancho was almost 10,000 acres in size and was given to Jose Pedro Ruiz by Governor Alvarado in 1847. Juan Camarillo (1812-1880) obtained the Rancho from the Ruiz Family in 1875. Juan had been a member of the Hijar-Padres Expedition to California in 1834. In 1857, Juan settled in what is now Ventura.Following Juan's death in 1880, his eldest son Adolfo took over operations at the Ranch. Adolfo Camarillo (1864-1958) was 16 at the time, and during the next 68 years he operated the Camarillo Ranch, progressing from a mostly cattle operation to crops. In 1890, with the help of the Chumash Indians, Adolfo planted two rows of eucalyptus trees. These trees arched across the highway 101 for many years.Some of those trees still line the north side of the Ventura Freeway. Over the years, Adolfo employed a number of Chumash Indians on the Ranch in a variety of capacities. 

The Camarillo House, pictured above, was built in 1892 by Adolfo and a crew, utilizing the designs of prominent Ventura County Architects Herman Anlauf and Franklin Ward. This three-story, 14-room home was built in the Victorian Queen Anne style. Adolfo planted a number of trees near the house, some of which on the front lawn are now among the finest in California for their species. 

Shopping & Dining in Camarillo is plentiful. The top ten eateries in no particular order are the Lure Fish House, which serves, you guessed it, fish at a decent price, Wood Ranch Barbeque, Verona Trattoria for fine Italian dining, try the Curry Leaf for off the hook Indian eats, Sawadee Thai Restaurant for consiatantly good Thai food, Masa Sushi gets raves like "best Sushi in the World", Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant, The zzyzx Cafe gets good grades, In-and Out Burger is still the best burger in town and Good Morning Cafe and Eggs and Things is good breakfast fare.   So where does one shop in Camarillo? You need to begin with the Camarillo Premium Outlets Stores, right off the 101 freeway at the Las Posas exit.This is serious outlet shopping with 160 outlet stores! Stores such as Banana Republic, Forever 21, Fossil and 157 others. OK, don't you think that's enough?

Schools in Camarillo

Camarillo is the home of three school districts, the Pleasant Valley School District,Oxnard Union High School District and the Ventura County District.15 pre schools,  11 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 4 high schools, 5 charter schools 8 private schools, 43 schools in all. Camarillo is the home to Cal State University Channel Islands, CSUCI, and Camarillo Community College. google map

Parks & Recreation

Twenty three public parks dot the City of Camarillo. The pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District'sParks Department is dedicated to providing the community with  safe, enjoyable parks and recreation venues. Our goal is to develope, create and mantain parks and facilitiesthat serve  the needs of District residents and the surrounding community.

With a staff of approximately 35 employees, the Park Department maintains over 300 acres of parkland, open space and recreation areas that provide a wide array of opportunities for area residents. From passive picnic areas, walking paths and equestrian arenas to athletic fields, a community pool, waterslide and splash pad, District staff is responsible for maintaining and managing the entire gambit of parks and facilities.

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Contact Information

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Barry and Debra Kessler
CENTURY 21 Troop Real Estate
3200 East Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley CA 93065
Direct: 818-426-6415