Situated 68 miles north of Los Angeles, Ventura has a population of 106,000 people. The city lies between the Ventura and Santa Clara Rivers and its fertile river bottom land made it one of the key citrus growing areas of California. With a large stretch of Pacific Ocean as one city boundary and the Las Padres National Forest as another, Ventura is truly a city that has it all.
Ventura, CA is surprisingly walkable with a good mix of shops and restaurants in the downtown area. Gold Coast Transit runs the city's bus service, but for most residents a car will be the best option for getting around.