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About Moorpark, CA

Moorpark is a city in Ventura County in Southern California. Moorpark was founded when the application for the Moorpark Post Office was granted on June 1, 1900. The townsite of Moorpark was owned and surveyed by Robert Poindexter and his wife, Madeline. The town has experienced a great amount of growth since the late 1970s. *The median home sale price in Moorpark, CA is 549,100. The population was 34,421 at the 2010 census, up from 31,415 at the 2000 census. Moorpark's population now is *35,149. The origin of the name "Moorpark" is unknown, but several sources have been suggested.

Of these most sources agree that its origin was Admiral Lord Anson's estate Moor Park in Hertfordshire, England where he introduced the apricot in 1688. It is mainly believed that the town of Moorpark is named after the Moorpark Apricot, which used to grow in the area.

This was confirmed by Robert Poindexter, the founder of Moorpark, in 1927. One other theory of the name is that when the Southern Pacific Railroad was surveying the local land in the 19th century for its railway, someone in the party said that the area, with its sloping hills, looked like the Scottish Moors. Hence the name Moorpark.

 

For more information about the city of Moorpark go to:

http://www.moorparkca.gov/

*Population figures are 2013 estimates provided by the U.S Census Bureau. Median home prices are as of Jan,18 2016.

 

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