OjaiOjai is a thriving city in Ventura County, California, nestled in the Ojai Valley. The city sits between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in the heart California's tourist industry. The area is known for its hiking opportunities and many hotels, resorts and spiritual retreats all of which has earned it the nickname of "The Shangri-La of Southern California". The city spans 4.4 miles, .35 of which is under water.
The first recorded inhabitants of the area where the Chumash people beginning during ancient times. The name of the area originated with its first inhabitants. The city began its life as the town of Nordoff, named for the famed writer Charles Nordoff. Nordoff was renamed Ojai in 1917. However, the public high school still carries the Nordoff name. Development in the area began to boom with the arrival of Edward Libbey owner of the Libby Glass Company. Libbey fell in love with the valley area and began expansion efforts, as well as beautification efforts for the town. The historic arcade and bell tower still remain from those early days in Ojai.
According to the 2010 United States Census Ojai is home to approximately 7,461 and has a population density of 1,695.3 people per square mile. The majority of the population, 97.6%, live in the 3,111 households in the city, and 28.2% of those households had children' Ojai enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers. The housing market in Ojai is alive and well with many options like homes for sale, apartments and condominiums to rent or lease. The owner occupancy ratio is 55.2% and the renter occupied ratio is 44.8% meaning properties for rent or lease are nearly equal in availability. There is a variety of attentive and technologically advanced public and private schools available to serve the needs of elementary, middle school and high school students.
Residents and visitors enjoy outings to local attractions like parks and hiking trails, galleries and shops, and so much more. The area also features the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa which features golfing courses, golf academies, tennis courts, spa services, the Artist Cottage, pools, fitness areas and activities, and Camp Ojai which provides fun and educational themed activities for children 5-12. Ojai has a comfortable climate and welcoming atmosphere for those looking to relocate. Quiet streets, unique shopping and dining opportunities and plenty of outdoor spaces to engage in family and fitness activities make this a wonderful city to call home.
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