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Top 10 Reasons to Live in Camarillo, CA

Camarillo is a home to many communities, of which Mission Oaks is one of the strongest favorites with both, young families and retired folk. It's not uncommon to pass young mothers and fathers pushing strollers and retired couples walking their dogs enjoying yet, another pleasant evening. This area is one of Southern California's best kept secrets.

Mission Oaks Park

This park has everything a neighborhood could ask for. Play equipment for kids, picnic areas, ball fields, tennis courts, and a great location near homes and hiking trails.It's a favorite for my two year old son. They even have movies in the park during the summertime. It shares a fence with Las Colinas middle school.

Trailside Park

This is a favorite among the local neighborhood kids. It isn't uncommon to see families enjoying themselves while taking a break from their busy days. There are two parks similar to this one, both within walking distance.

Camarillo Premium Outlets

Camarillo Premium Outlets brings shoppers from as far north as Santa Barbara and south as lower Los Angeles. These outlets offer all the premium name brands at reduced prices year round. With wonderful restaurants within walking distance, the Camarillo Premium Outlets has become a must visit stop on any shoppers list.

Old Town Camarillo

Freshly refurbished, Old Town on Ventura Boulevard offers delightful shopping and dining experiences for residents and visitors alike. It also hosts the weekly Farmers' Market. Several other major shopping areas in the vicinity feature a variety of chain stores, eateries and locally owned businesses. Parking is free.

Camarillo Ranch

This historic site is a vital part of Camarillo's rich history. This home was built in 1892 by Juan Camarillo himself. It is now the place many choose to hold their weddings and corporate events. Open to the public, it offers tours and classes of all kinds.

In-N-Out Burger

If you're from California you understand why I've entered this as an essential site in Camarillo. If you're not from California, you will quickly learn why In-N-Out Burger is a treasured landmark. This is not only my family's favorite hamburger, it's a favorite among all native Californians.

Leisure Village

Leisure Village is the premier senior living community in southern California. It takes the term "Golden Years" literally. Outdoor activities such as golf, swimming, tennis, gardening, and hiking are just a few things this utopia has to offer. If being outdoors in sunny southern California isn't your thing then perhaps a book club, camera club, or cooking class would better suit you. Either way, Leisure Village is the place that makes getting older something to look forward to.

St. Mary Magdalen Church

This icon of Camarillo can be seen from the 101 freeway and is a popular landmark for busy travelers. Built in 1913, this church continues to be a positive contributor to the local community. It has a private school that is dedicated to positively shaping tomorrow's leaders. This is one of many churches Camarillo residents like to call home.

Trader Joe's

Yes! We've got one!! If you're not currently a huge fan of Trader Joe's, you soon will be. One of the criteria for my wife and I planting roots in Camarillo was that it had to have a Trader Joe's. We do 95%of our grocery shopping there and it's more than worth every dollar. This California gem is slowly making it's way into other states and becoming a huge favorite wherever they go.

Camarillo Metrolink and Amtrak

One of the qualities that makes Camarillo unique is it's local Metrolink and Amtrak stop. It's not uncommon for locals to work in Los Angeles or Santa Barbara because of the local train stop. Our own family has made the trip by train from San Diego. Located between Village at the Park and Old Town, this stop provides options for all types of travel.

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Top 10 Reasons to Live in Camarillo, CA