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Overview

Introduction to Simi Valley, California

Simi Valley is located in Ventura County, in Southern California. Simi Valley is approximately forty-five minutes northwest of Los Angeles, and forty minutes east of Ventura. It is approximately a forty minute drive to the Pacific Ocean to the west, including famous Malibu Beach. Simi Valley is conveniently located near several major freeways providing easy access to all of California, including the San Diego (405) Freeway, the Golden State (5) Freeway, the Ronald Reagan/Simi Valley-San Fernando Valley (118) Freeway, and the Moorpark (23) Freeway.

Simi Valley was originally inhabited by the Chumash Indians. The first European settlement was by the Spanish. El Rancho Simi was the earliest Spanish land grant within Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.

Simi Valley and the surrounding area have hosted television series such as Little House on the Prairie and M*A*S*H. Simi Valley neighborhoods were also featured in Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial movie.

Simi Valley was ranked in the top ten safest cities in America according to recent FBI data. Similarly, Simi Valley ranked in the top twenty safest cities according to the 2005 annual "Safest City and Metropolitan Area Awards" by the Morgan Quitno Press. Two schools from the Simi Valley Unified School District, the Abraham Lincoln Elementary and the Wood Ranch Elementary were named as "California Distinguished Schools". Another, the Vista Fundamental School, received an "Honorable Mention Award".

Simi Valley Arts, Culture, and Entertainment

Simi Valley residents can easily take advantage of all of the arts and entertainment attractions of Los Angeles to the south as well as the rest of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Some of the more notable attractions in and around Simi Valley include:

  • California Historical Landmark Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
  • The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
  • The Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
  • The Strathearn Historical Park
  • The Tierra Rejada Ranch

This part of Southern California has numerous professional sports offerings to keep sports fans happy. Sports teams near Simi Valley, include:

  • The Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL).
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer (MLS).
  • The Lancaster JetHawks, and Inland Empire 66ers of Minor League Baseball (MiLB). The JetHawks are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the 66ers are a Class A Advanced affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • The Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL).
  • The Los Angeles Storm, and Southern California Seahorses who play in the United Soccer League's (USL) Premier Development League.
  • The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

People

Total Population 125,699
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 64,150
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.2%
Median Earnings25+ $49,250
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,624
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,227

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,394
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,711
Median House Value $438,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 9.6%
Irish 11.5%

Simi Valley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 34 miles NW of Los Angeles, California
County Ventura
Standard Zip Codes 93063, 93065
P.O. Box Zip Codes 93062, 93093, 93094
Company Zip Codes 93064, 93099
Phone Area Codes 805
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.269
Longitude -118.78

Simi Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CANOGA PARK PIERCE COLLG
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 68 F
Apr Temp 45 to 78 F
Jul Temp 57 to 95 F
Oct Temp 49 to 84 F
Annual Precip 17.7 inches
Station SANTA PAULA
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 68 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 50 to 78 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Station DRY CANYON RESERVOIR
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 64 F
Apr Temp 41 to 74 F
Jul Temp 54 to 94 F
Oct Temp 46 to 82 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Simi Valley, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Santa Susana (93063)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Agoura Hills 20,630 $118,673
Calabasas 23,956 $136,724
Hidden Hills 1,749 $250
Moorpark 35,033 $108,628
Thousand Oaks 128,126 $116,599
Westlake Village 8,393 $145,106

Simi Valley Hospitals

SIMI VALLEY HOSPITAL & HEALTH CARE SERVICES
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2975 N SYCAMORE DR
(805) 955-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Simi Valley High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ROYAL HIGH
1402 ROYAL AVE.
805-306-4875
Serves 2,787 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.7

SIMI VALLEY HIGH
5400 COCHRAN
805-577-1400
Serves 2,488 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.1

SANTA SUSANA HIGH
3570 E. COCHRAN ST.
805-520-6800
Serves 1,082 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.3

APOLLO HIGH (CONT.)
3150 SCHOOL ST.
805-520-6150
A Non-traditional School
Serves 244 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

MONTE VISTA
3150 SCHOOL ST.
805-579-6326
A Non-traditional School
Serves 135 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 67.5

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