Oxnard : California

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What Oxnard is like for active adults
Oxnard is an interesting place and one difficult to describe because it has so many facets. It is one of California's most important commercial harbors. It is home to 2 navy bases. It has some of the best surfing beaches around. Movie stars live here, and it is also home to a huge industrial base. Its location is between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.

Oxnard College has about 3700 students here. There are a number of cultural institutions including the Carnegie Art Museum.
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Where to Live & Real Estate Values

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Median home prices at the end of 2013 were around $360,000.

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What is special about this retirement community
Some of the most fertile soil in the world. The California Strawberry Festival. Oxnard College. Access to the Channel Islands. Fabulous beaches with enormous sand dunes. Oxnard Historic District, Heritage Square (renovated Victorians and Craftsmen houses).
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What is not special about this retirement community

The cost of living in Oxnard is high.

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What kinds of people like retiring here
People who want a southern California climate and be near the ocean will enjoy an Oxnard retirement
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Local economy is driven by
The US Navy bases, maritime shipping, tourism, agriculture, and industrial companies are some of the major drivers of the Oxnard economy.
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Climate and Physical Environment

The Oxnard Plain, which includes Oxnard, Ventura, and Camarillo has about the most perfect climate in the world.  Camarillo is a bit warmer, as it is further away from the coast, but Oxnard and Ventura is extremely mild all year long.  Spring and early summer fog is common along the coast, but normally extends inland for a mile or so.  Camarillo rarely has fog.  In any case, the fog usually burns off by mid-day.  Temperatures range within a very narrow range year round, between about 65 and 75 F.  Rainfall, if any, occur usually in the late winter and early spring.

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Carnegie Art Museum at the Oxnard Public Library. Petite Playhouse, Elite Theater Company, Ventura County Maritime Museum, Oxnard Film Festival.
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Crime
Crime in Oxnard is a little under the national average.
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Medical facilities
St. Johns Medical Center
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Transportation

Oxnard Airport; Santa Barbara Airport is 48 miles.

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Valuable Links
California retirement guide
Oxnard Convention and Visitors Bureau
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Facts about OXNARD
  • State: CA
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,Coastal,Small-mid Sized City,Cultural Center,
  • City Population: 100,001+
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 81-90 (low)
  • Cost of Living Index: 121+ (very high)
  • Culture Index: 111-120 (high)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer

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