The city of Simi Valley is in the southeast corner of Ventura County, about 30 miles from Downtown Los Angeles. This quaint commuter bedroom community is nestled between the Simi Hills and the Susana Mountain range, northeast of the Conejo Valley, and west of the San Fernando Valley. It is one of many suburban cities feeding the Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley area, as well as other cities to the west in Ventura County. Simi Valley is also home to The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where former President Reagan was buried. Additionally, Simi Valley has ranked twice as being the country’s 18th most conservative city. In 2016, the first Republican primary debates were hosted at the Reagan Library. In addition to that, the University of Vermont did a study that ranked Simi Valley as the fifth-happiest city in America. The history of this land that present-day Simi Valley was built upon began about 10,000 to 12,000 years ago when the Chumash Native Americans settled here. The Chumash had a strong presence in the Santa Monica Mountains to the Salinas Valley. The word “Simi” is derived from the Chumash word “Shimiiy,” which means “stringy, thread-like clouds,” referring to the cirrus clouds that typify the region. Simi Valley was incorporated on October 10, 1969.
Despite the Los Angeles area being known for its big-city lifestyle, suburban cities such as Simi Valley are surrounded by millions of acres of natural green space. One excellent example is the Santa Susana Pass State Historic Park, which sits between Chatsworth and Simi Valley and encompasses approximately 680 acres. It is a favorite place for hikers due to the panoramic views, abundant variety of plant and animal life, as well as being rich in historical, cultural, and archaeological significance. In addition to that, there is the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, which is one of California’s open space nature preserves. Visitors can access the park via two preserve trailheads: Victory Trailhead and Las Virgenes Canyon Road Trailhead. These trails are available for walking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding during the sunlight hours, seven days a week. Adding to Simi Valley’s allure is Simi Valley Town Center located at 1555 Simi Town Center Way, which is an upscale lifestyle center featuring anchor stores such as Macy’s, Marshalls, and Bath & Body Works. Restaurants include California Pizza Kitchen, Go Fish Sushi, Coconut Crab, and Larsen’s Grill.
Simi Valley real estate features various architectural styles, amenities, and yard sizes. In general, single-family homes for sale in Simi Valley range in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,100 square feet to 11 bedrooms, three baths, and 1,200 square feet. Some of the amenities found in these houses include vaulted ceilings, quartz countertops, swimming pools, chef-caliber kitchens, and much more. Furthermore, condominiums for sale in Simi Valley range in size from one bedroom, one bathroom, and around 700 square feet to four bedrooms, three baths, and 1,600 square feet. You can also find a sizeable selection of townhomes for sale in Simi Valley, ranging in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,700 square feet to three bedrooms, three baths, and 2,500 square feet. In addition to that, if you’re shopping around for affordable homes, Simi Valley has a number of manufactured homes on the market as well. For those interested in building a house from the ground up, there are numerous vacant lots for sale in Simi Valley ranging from 0.28 acres to 8.60 acres. To learn more about the available real estate in Simi Valley or to schedule a showing, feel free to contact us today for additional information.
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