FBI rankings consistently rate Ventura County cities as the first and second safest cities in America (populations >100,000). An outdoor-oriented community, Ventura County residents enjoy year-round walks on the beach, surfing, hiking, biking, camping, fishing at one of our many lakes, golfing on one of our 17 public golf courses and more.
Ventura County Community College District is comprised of three two-year community colleges located in Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura. California State University Channel Islands, in Camarillo, and California Lutheran University, in Thousand Oaks, offer four-year and graduate programs. Public K-14 schools are among the best in the state.
Ventura County offers a Mediterranean climate with low humidity and near-perfect average temperatures in the mid-70°s. Some areas enjoy more than 300 sunny days annually. Ranging from sea level to the 8,831-foot peak of Mount Pinõs, the mountains, valleys and coastal plains give the region a unique variety of six microclimates.