San BuenaVentura CA  Also called Ventura is nestled between the Los Padres National Forest, the Oxnard plain and the Pacific Ocean and about 25 miles south of Santa Barbara.  Ventura is the Ventura County government center and the oldest city in the county.  Ventura's population is approximately 115,000 and 28,000 residences valued from the mid $100,000's to over $2,000,000.00 for an ocean front in Pierpont or a boat dock in Ventura Keys for approximately $1,300,000.00.  Shopping and restaurant areas include historic Main Street, the Ventura Pier, Ventura Marina, Buena Ventura Mall and the Victoria corridor.  The west county is well served with Ventura County Medical Center and Ventura County Hospital centrally located in Ventura and St John's Hospital is in neighboring OxnardStudents continuing their education after one of three Ventura high schools can remain local with choices that include Ventura Junior College, Oxnard Junior College, UC Channel Island in neighboring Camarillo or UC Santa Barbara.  Many of our current residents originally came to Ventura to walk on the beach, fell in love with the community and the people and became a Venturan.