To Buy or Not To Buy

May 18, 2021by dennisamick

To Buy or Not to Buy; Ventura City Edition. Covid lockdown got ya feeling cooped up in your own home? Fishing for a change of scenery, on the market as a first-time home buyer, or maybe you’re interested in purchasing an investment property? Look no further!

Nestled between the foothills of Los Padres National Forest and the Pacific Ocean, the city of Ventura is a charming Southern California postcard destination that will make you feel like you have finally arrived where you’ve always belonged. The small-town vibe and friendly faces you’ll come across on the street will have you wondering why you haven’t made the move sooner. Ventura City is filled with outdoor appeal (and no, not due to Covid) as it is the way of life in this neck of the woods!

As summer approaches and Covid restrictions loosen up, the livelihood of Ventura City is limitless! More and more businesses, new and old, are re-opening following safety precautions that will allow everyone to enjoy every bit of fun this summer has to offer!

Explore the City of Ventura

Spend your morning catching waves at San Buenaventura State Beach Park then make your way to the highest critically-acclaimed 5-star cafe on East Main Street to Tatiana’s Coffee & Tea and indulge in their famous empanadas! Still have energy to burn? Head over to the stunning Channel Islands where you can kayak through the sea caves, and who knows, maybe you’ll spot a dolphin or 2?! If kayaking isn’t quite your thing, there’s always the option to snorkel and dive within the offshore kelp forests where you’ll likely come across common wildlife like whales or sea lions.

Saturdays are for the boys? Well then, dust off the old golf clubs and get ready for tee time! Enjoy the day at Olivas Links Golf Course or hit the River Ridge Golf Club in Oxnard. Want to grab a few cold ones after zenning out at the golf range with your buddies? Why not end the day at Barrelhouse 10 for a more traditional pub vibe.

Having a family day and don’t know where to go? Head to the Ventura Farmer’s Market for fresh local produce held on Saturdays from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM on East Santa Clara Street. After the farmer’s market, the Ventura Harbor Village offers all the attractions the family will enjoy from beach activity rentals to outdoor dining venues. Looking to sail away to a nearby national park? Rent a boat or catch a ride with Channel Islands National Park’s official boat concessionaire, Island Packers Cruises! Take a peek at the youtube video linked below for a closer look of the magical Channel Islands.

Looking to wow your girlfriend with a special date night? For top-notch service and stunning outdoor dining, Lure Fish House in downtown Ventura located on California Street will have your girlfriend, or soon-to-be, asking when she’ll be seeing you again! But wait, not so fast! What better way to cap the night off than going out for a few laughs? The Ventura Comedy Club is just the place!

With all the gorgeous views and entertaining attractions Ventura City has to offer, it is no wonder why neighborhoods within Ventura City like Ondulando, Pierpont Bay, and Ventura Keys are ranked among the places people most want to live!

Come for the views and stay for the white sandy beaches! Find the best location that calls you to watch the sunrise, and enjoy!

You’ll find lovely residential neighborhoods like the one pictured below throughout the city of Ventura.

Contact Dennis Amick from EXP Realty of California at (805) 654-8000 if you are on the market for a new home!