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Living in the Westside Neighborhood, Ventura, CA

Video on The Westside Neighborhood, Ventura

The Westside neighborhood (bright red) in Ventura California is such a great real estate value and place to live. Currently homes in the Westside sell for significantly less than other parts of Ventura (when comparing homes with similar quality and lot size).

There's so much more to love about living in the Westside, Ventura including:

  • A supportive, involved community.
  • Art galleries, art classes and the non profit Bell Arts Factory.
  • Highly rated mom and pops restaurants.
  • Walking and bicycling distance to Ventura's Downtown, Pier, Boardwalk and Beaches.

We'll give you the straight scoop on the Westside including the Cons as well!

Map of Ventura Neighborhoods

Location

Pros

The Westside neighborhood (bright red on map) is a Western border of Ventura and runs parallel to Ventura Avenue. It is walking/biking distance to:

  • Ventura's fantastic beaches (by walking along the Ventura River Trail).
  • Art galleries and restaurants.
  • Ventura's downtown and outdoor pedestrian mall (with tons of shops, entertainment and even a weekly farmers market (every Saturday).
  • Because the Westside (and Ventura) are right off Highways 101 and 126, it's convenient for commuting and travel to other cities like Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Santa Clarita and Ojai.

Cons

The major con relates to lots of traffic on local highways during rush hour, week-ends and holidays. However, there is less traffic when comparing to Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.

Homes and Neighborhoods

Pros

The Cannery Condominiums are Spanish style condos with beautiful courtyards. They are an excellent example of the diveristy of homes and living in the Westside, Ventura.
The Cannery Condominiums are Spanish style condos with beautiful courtyards. They are an excellent example of the diversity of homes and living in the Westside, Ventura.

The homes and neighborhood diversity also includes:

  • Folk Victorian (late 1800’s), historic adobe (with archways, custom windows, curved ceilings and tile roofs).
  • Tiny homes, mixed-use commercial/residential, 1950's-80's.
  • Newer, semi-custom tract homes with amazing mountain views and of the town below.
  • Older neighborhoods have beautiful, established trees lining the streets.

(see “Hidden Gem” video above for pictures and video of homes and neighborhoods)

Cons

  • There are a lot of garages in the older neighborhoods that have been converted to an additional unit. As a result, there can be crowded and limited street parking.
  • In the older neighborhoods there tends to be overhead wires.
Real Estate Agents Keziah Aaliyah and Bart Potter

We hope you found this helpful! What do you think, about living in Ventura and Westside? Could You Live Here? We'd also love to hear about any other topics you would like us to cover. Please comment below. Thanks:), Keziah and Bart

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