Camarillo


Camarillo is located in Ventura County. According to the 2010 census, the population was 65,201. The Ventura Freeway is the city’s primary thoroughfare.

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The city is named after Adolfo and Juan Camarillo, two of the few Californios (pre-1848 California natives of Hispanic ancestry) to preserve the city’s heritage after the arrival of Anglo settlers. As with most cities in Ventura County, it is noted for its resistance to new development. Some of the most desirable land in the city limits, located on the north and south sides of the Ventura Freeway, was permanently zoned for agricultural use. The city is 19.5 square miles located in the Pleasant Valley. The Santa Susana Mountains are to the north, the Camarillo Hills are to the northwest, the Conejo Valley to the east, and the Santa Monica Mountains are to the south.

The median income for a household in the city is $78,677, and the median income for a family is $92,863 as of a 2007 estimate

In January of 2011, the City opened the Camarillo Public Library & in October of 2010, the Camarillo City Council voted to withdraw from the Ventura County Library System, and enter into a public-private contract with Library Systems & Services of Germantown, Maryland, a private company that administers several libraries throughout the United States, to provide locally hired staffing and to manage the day-to-day operations of the City of Camarillo Public Library. Under the partnership agreement, the library will remain in the public trust, managed by the City of Camarillo and operated by LSSI.

Camarillo and the surrounding area has a temperate, Mediterranean-type climate. Its location in a coastal valley brings mild ocean breezes and temperatures in the 70s throughout most of the year. An average rainfall of 13 inches occurs primarily from November to February. The city has over 300 days of sunshine a year and an average humidity of 62%.

Snow has only fallen about 3 times in the last thirty years and is seldom more than a dusting. Snow is often visible during the winter months above the 4,000-foot level in the mountains to the north. It’s proximity to the ocean sometimes causes morning fog in the spring and early summer.

Camarillo is primarily a bedroom community made up of large housing tracts, with elementary schools and small strip malls serving the nearby neighborhoods. The primary public high schools serving Camarillo are Adolfo Camarillo High School in Mission Oaks, and Rio Mesa High School just over the Oxnard/Camarillo line. The private Cornerstone Christian School is also located in Camarillo. The Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo has been open since 1967. The Club serves close to 400 kids per day and is primarily funded by donations from the Community.

Many sports leagues, including adult leagues, such as baseball, basketball, football, and the largest AYSO soccer league west of the Mississippi are located in Camarillo. An outdoor in-line hockey rink is in Freedom Park, near the Camarillo Airport.

Information source: Wikipedia