Livability Score

75
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (11) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Good Time Donut
Coffee Shop
Kay's Coffeeshop
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Coffee Dock & Post
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Palermo
Coffee Shop
Dune Coffee
Coffee Shop
Sandbox Coffeehouse
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (17) F
Dudley House
Museum
Discovery Ventura
Nightclub
Regency Buenaventura 6
Cinema
Harbor Village Gallery and Gifts
Theatre Arts
The Majestic Ventura Theater
Theatre Arts
Buena Lanes
Bowling Alley
Century Theatres
Cinema
Museum of Ventura County
Museum
Golf 'N' Stuff
Theme Park
Ventura County Pioneer Museum
Museum
The Livery Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Mission San Buenaventura Museum and Gift Shop
Museum
A J Comstock Fire Museum
Museum
Unknown Name
Museum
Ventura County Historical Museum
Museum
Albinger Archeological Museum
Museum
Kellogg Park Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Food and Drink (45) C+
McConnell's Ice Cream Parlor
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
BevMo!
Alcohol
Blenders in the Grass
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Carl's Jr./Green Burrito
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
In-N-Out Burger
Fast Food
Del Taco
Fast Food
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Boatyard Pub
Bar
Top This Chocolate
Sweets
Spencer Makenzie's
Fast Food
Corrales
Fast Food
Dargan's Irish Pub and Restaurant
Bar
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Ben & Jerry's
Sweets
Little Caesars
Fast Food
Jersey Mike's Subs
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
Fitness (6) F
24 Hour Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
AumVibe
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Westpark Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (18) B
Vons
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Lassen's
Grocery Store
Santa Cruz Market
Grocery Store
WinCo Foods
Grocery Store
Le Petit Cafe
Bakery
Andria's Fresh Seafood Market
Seafood
Vons
Grocery Store
Sugar Lab Bake Shop
Bakery
Vons
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Red Barn Market
Grocery Store
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Parks (125) A+
Blanche Reynolds Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Pacific View Skate Bowl
Park
Arundell Linear Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
McWherter Corner Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Camino Real Park
Park
Camino Real Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Marina Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Ocean Avenue Park
Park
San Buenaventura State Beach
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (68) A+
Sears
Department Store
Pacific View Mall
Mall
Target
Department Store
Macy's
Department Store
JCPenney
Department Store
Muntz Stereo
Electronics
Big Lots
Department Store
Verizon
Electronics
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Open Air Bicycle Ventura
Bicycle
76
Convenience Store
Scrupples Hair Design
Hairdresser
Inside Track
Shoes
Matt's Cycling Center
Bicycle
EasyMart
Convenience Store
Shell
Convenience Store
Bed Bath & Beyond
Houseware
Trek Bikes of Ventura
Bicycle
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Target
Department Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Hair and Beauty services by Viridiana
Hairdresser
SAS Comfort Shoes
Shoes
Drive-Side Cyclery
Bicycle
Barnes & Noble
Books
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 1.8% take public transportation in San Buenaventura (Ventura).
Public Transit Stops (51)
Stops & Stations
A+
VTC
Bus Stop
VTC
Bus Stop
Pacific view Mall (Ventura Transit Center)
Bus Stop
Ventura Tansit Center
Bus Station
VTC
Bus Stop
Pacific view Mall (Ventura Transit Center)
Bus Stop
VTC
Bus Stop
VTC
Bus Stop
Gold Coast Transit
Bus Stop
Gold Coast Transit
Bus Stop
Gold Coast Transit
Bus Stop
Gateway Plz (Westbound)
Bus Stop
Gateway Plz
Bus Stop
Thompson & Kalorama (Eastbound)
Bus Stop
Thompson & Kalorama
Bus Stop
Ventura Pier
Bus Stop
Telegraph & Victoria
Bus Stop
Telegraph & Victoria (Eastbound)
Bus Stop
Santa Clara and Oak EB (Downtown Ventura)
Bus Stop
Santa Clara and Oak WB (Downtown Ventura)
Bus Stop
Ventura County Government Center
Bus Stop
Thompson & Figueroa
Bus Stop
Thompson & Figueroa (Eastbound)
Bus Stop
Gold Coast Transit
Bus Stop
Victoria & Valentine (Southbound)
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
1.8%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is 164/100 - which is 18% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime C-

San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime rates are 2,539 per 100k, which is 11% lower than California
Property Crime
2,185 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
355 crimes per 100k
C-
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employment A+

The median income in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is $79,986 - which is 25% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$79,986
A-
Unemployment Rate
3.2%
B-
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (98)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Unknown Name
Dentist
Primary Medical Net
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Johnson Family Dental
Dentist
Community Memorial Hospital
Hospital
Cabrillo Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Community Memorial Hospital
Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital
Hospital
Unknown Name
Dentist
Midtown medical Group Urgent Care Center
Clinic
Unknown Name
Doctor
The Medicine Shoppe
Pharmacy
Urgent Care on Main
Clinic
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Medical Arts Plaza
Clinic
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Doctor
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
D+
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housing C+

San Buenaventura (Ventura) home prices are $593,700 - which is 45% higher than California
Home Price
$593,700
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
23%
A+
Home Affordability
7.4x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B+

The San Buenaventura (Ventura) graduation rate is 88% - which is 10% higher than California
School Test Scores
49%
F
High School Grad. Rates
88%
B-
Elementary Schools (32) A+
Homestead (Alternative)
Blanche Reynolds Elementary
Our Lady Of The Assumption School
Golden Valley Charter
Golden Valley Charter
Anacapa Middle
Will Rogers Elementary
Loma Vista Elementary
Pierpont Elementary
Ventura County Christian School
Cabrillo Middle
Elmhurst Elementary
Solimar Academy
Lincoln Elementary
Poinsettia Elementary
Balboa Middle
Mound Elementary
Holy Cross School @ San Buenaventura Mission
College Heights Christian School
Montalvo Elementary
Ventura Christian Academy
Portola Elementary
De Anza Academy Of Technology And The Arts
Ventura Charter School Of Arts And Global Education
Ventura Charter School Of Arts And Global Education
High Schools (11) A+
St Bonaventure High School
Golden Valley Charter
Golden Valley Charter
Pacific High
El Camino High
Ventura High
Ventura County Christian School
Solimar Academy
Foothill Technology High
Buena High
Ventura Christian Academy
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ratings A

San Buenaventura (Ventura) has an overall rating of 81% from 25 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (23)
From AreaVibes
B
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San Buenaventura (Ventura) Area Facts

  • San Buenaventura (Ventura) has a Livability Score of 75/100, which is considered excellent
  • San Buenaventura (Ventura) crime rates are 11% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in San Buenaventura (Ventura) is 18% higher than the California average
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San Buenaventura (Ventura) Reviews

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ventura, and underrated city 4 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2020) Ventura's downtown is a total tourist town. the downtown has activities 24/7, the Channel Islands are an hour away. one problem however Is the crime. I've lived here my whole life so I know where the good and bad parts are. basically, avoid Old town saticoy, Cabrillo village (bot ...Read More h have gangs which are major rivals, so gang violence occurs with that) avoid Montalvo, and avoid the neighborhoods around Ventura avenue, especially Ramona st. I have been down these areas before at day and night and have never experienced any problems there, but that doesn't mean its not safe. typically its fine to go to these spots around daytime and sometimes sunset, but being there at night is a whole different story. Part of the reason the violence here can get so bad at times is because the gang violence in Oxnard and Santa Paula sort of radiates off onto Ventura. but if you're a tourist then you should be fine and won't come by any trouble unless you go out looking for it. if your looking for something else to do thats not in downtown, you got the harbor village, but its best to go there during events, otherwise the harbor is a complete ghost town. theres also pierpont. theres a "gang" problem there too but its not hoodrats and gangsters, but instead its mainly just aggressive surfers. I've never experienced anything bad in pierpont so if you go there you will be fine. theres also a waterpark on Kimball road but its nothing huge like hurricane harbor. you also got the pacific view mall, which is not a bad mall but the security there are dicks. you don't wanna go there on the weekdays, specifically around 2:00-4:00 as the kids from the middle school across the street hang out there. if your looking for something outdoorsy then you got two options, the Channel Islands or the Los Padres National Forest. Channel Islands rangers are very strict about littering, but they kinda have to be. The los padres has its well known spots and it's very unknown spots too. If your looking for a quick and easy hike that pays off, then go to rose valley where u can hike to either the falls or the Piedra Blancas, these HUGE boulders the size of football stadiums. If you want something hard then try Gridley trail or Pratt. theres something for everyone in Ventura. Read Less
Ventura, CA - A Fun and Upbeat City 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 24, 2010) I visited Ventura about two months ago and had a great time in the city. I spent a two week vacation in California and decided to meet up with a few friends for 7 days in Ventura. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza, right on the water, and it was amazing. The scenery in the city of Ve ...Read More ntura is breathtaking, to put it simply.

I hear that jobs are easy to come by in Ventura as well. For some reason, Ventura is often stereotyped as an area with high crime, but that is simply not true. I'm not sure what the crime statistics are, but I felt very safe throughout my visit to Ventura.

Downtown Ventura offers some great cultural attractions, things to do, artists, and shopping. I bought some awesome Birkenstocks at "Footprints of Ventura." I also ate at quite a few great restaurants while in Ventura. Hush Restaurant & Lounge is a great place to chill out. I also really liked the Bombay Bar & Grille for a great burger and beer. My favorite time in Ventura was simply going out to eat with friends, spending a few hours at the beach, and then hitting up some nightclubs in the area to meet resident locals of California, and specifically, Ventura.

Overall, I'd recommend Ventura to anyone as a great cultural city and community. Read Less
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San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA

If you drive south on Highway 101 down the coast of the Pacific, eventually, you will reach Ventura, California. This charming little city of just over 100,000 people sits right on the Pacific Ocean. It has a small-town feel with big town commodities. Sprawling inland are many friendly neighborhoods that have a very suburban feel.

Ventura is known for having excellent public schools and quiet neighborhoods for families to grow up. The demographics show that the average education level for residents of Ventura is slightly higher than the national average. Additionally, the median income in Ventura California is a fair margin above the national average. Some of the most common jobs in the city are in healthcare. One downside is that rent and home prices are considerably higher than they are in the rest of the United States. That is because it’s California, and it’s on the ocean, and the quality of living is high.

This stretch of the coast is one of the best places to watch for whales as they make their annual migration from Mexico’s warm waters to the Arctic Ocean. Additionally, this area is one of the best places in California to go surfing. Outside the city is Arroyo Verde Park, which provides miles of scenic hiking trails as well as amenities like barbecue grills for those late summer parties with friends. If you like going to the farmers market, you’re in luck. Ventura is known as one of the main places in California for agriculture. Strawberries are its main cash crop, but many farmers grow oranges, avocados, and celery. If you like camping, there are many RV campsites along the Pacific Ocean. The campsites fill up quickly as one would expect, but if you get there early enough, you can spend the night in starlight with the sound of the waves crashing on the sand.

If you’ve been to a high-end outdoor store, chances are you’ve seen Patagonia clothing on the racks. Patagonia focuses on producing eco-friendly clothing that will last for many years. The clothing company has its headquarters in Ventura, California. It’s another promising place for people to work.

In review, Ventura California is a small city just north of Los Angeles on Highway 101. The housing costs are high, but that is just part of living in California. One can go from doing things that they would do in a big city, to walking along a lonely beach in a state park on the same day. The city has a great art scene, and plenty of excellent restaurants and breweries. In Ventura, you get an even mix of Pacific Ocean vibes, suburban lifestyle, and opportunities to pursue your career.

B Amenities

Are there many local amenities in San Buenaventura (Ventura)? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Blanche Reynolds Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Pacific View Skate Bowl
Arundell Linear Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Dudley House
Discovery Ventura
Regency Buenaventura 6
Harbor Village Gallery and Gifts
The Majestic Ventura Theater
Buena Lanes
Century Theatres
Museum of Ventura County

Food & Drink

McConnell's Ice Cream Parlor
Panda Express
BevMo!
Blenders in the Grass
Chipotle
Wendy's
KFC
Carl's Jr./Green Burrito

B Commute

Is public transit available in San Buenaventura (Ventura)? Of all people who commute, 1.8% take public transportation in San Buenaventura (Ventura).
Drive to Work
77%

1% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
2%

3% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

equal to the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is San Buenaventura (Ventura) a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Community Memorial Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital
Ventura County Medical Center
Community Memorial Hospital

Pharmacies

Rite Aid
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
The Medicine Shoppe
Cabrillo Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
College Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

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