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Overview

Introduction to Simi Valley, California

Simi Valley is located in Ventura County, in Southern California. Simi Valley is approximately 45 minutes northwest of Los Angeles and 40 minutes east of Ventura. It is approximately a 40 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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population126,126
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+62,891
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married53.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.5%
Median Earnings25+$50,353
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,221
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,092

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,261
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone18.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,765
Median House Value$472,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.6%
German15%
Irish10.9%
English8%
Italian7.7%
Polish3.1%
French Except Basque2.9%
Russian2.3%
Scottish2%
Swedish1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Arab1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Danishn0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
Romanian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Afghan)0.4%
Austrian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Czech0.3%
African0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Simi Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ventura County
Standard Zip Codes93065, 93063
P.O. Box Zip Codes93062, 93094
Company Zip Codes93099, 93064
Phone Area Codes805
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.28
Approximate Longitude-118.74

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)

StationCANOGA PARK PIERCE COLLG
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp40 to 68 F
Apr Temp45 to 78 F
Jul Temp57 to 95 F
Oct Temp49 to 84 F
Annual Precip17.7 inches
StationSANTA PAULA
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp41 to 68 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp50 to 78 F
Annual Precip18.4 inches
StationDRY CANYON RESERVOIR
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 64 F
Apr Temp41 to 74 F
Jul Temp54 to 94 F
Oct Temp46 to 82 F
Annual Precip13.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Agoura Hills20,689$131,845
Calabasas24,091$129,355
Hidden Hills1,573$250
Moorpark35,594$105,074
Thousand Oaks128,623$120,457
Westlake Village8,443$149,531

Simi Valley Public Libraries

Simi Valley Public Library
2969 TAPO CANYON RD
Simi Valley, California
(805) 526-1735

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Simi Valley Hospitals

Simi Valley Hospital And Health Care Svcs-sycamore
(Non-profit)
2975 North Sycamore Drive

Simi Valley Public Schools

Big Springs Elementary
3401 Big Springs Ave.
ZIP: 93063
Primary
Total Enrollment 682
California Virtual Academy @ Jamestown
2360 Shasta Way, Unit A
ZIP: 93063
Other
Total Enrollment 137
Garden Grove Elementary
2250 N. Tracy Ave.
ZIP: 93063
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Katherine Elementary
5455 Katherine St.
ZIP: 93063
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Knolls Elementary
6334 Katherine Rd.
ZIP: 93063
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Santa Susana Elementary
4300 Apricot Rd.
ZIP: 93063
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Santa Susana High
3570 E. Cochran St.
ZIP: 93063
High
Total Enrollment 1275
Simi Valley High
5400 Cochran St.
ZIP: 93063
High
Total Enrollment 2201
Township Elementary
4101 Township Ave.
ZIP: 93063
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Valley View Middle
3347 Tapo St.
ZIP: 93063
Middle
Total Enrollment 1396
White Oak Elementary
2201 Alscott Ave.
ZIP: 93063
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Apollo High
3150 Sch St.
ZIP: 93065
High
Total Enrollment 226
Arroyo Elementary
225 Ulysses St.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Atherwood Elementary
2350 E. Greensward St.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Berylwood Elementary
2300 Heywood St.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
California Virtual Academy @ Fresno
2360 Shasta Way, Ste. A
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 600
California Virtual Academy @ Kings
2360 Shasta Way, Unit A
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 565
California Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles
2360 Shasta Way, Unit A
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 3634
California Virtual Academy @ Maricopa
2360 Shasta Way, Ste. A
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 1375
California Virtual Academy @ San Diego
2360 Shasta Way, Unit A
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 3121
California Virtual Academy @ San Joaquin
2360 Shasta Way, Ste. A
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 1559
California Virtual Academy @ San Mateo
2360 Shasta Way, Unit A
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 829
California Virtual Academy @ Sonoma
2360 Shasta Way, Unit A
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 749
California Virtual Academy @ Sutter
2360 Shasta Way, Ste. A
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 903
California Virtual Academy High @ Maricopa
2360 Shasta Way, Ste. A
ZIP: 93065
High
Total Enrollment 667
Crestview Elementary
900 Crosby Ave.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Hillside Middle
2222 E. Fitzgerald Rd.
ZIP: 93065
Middle
Total Enrollment 804
Hollow Hills Elementary
828 Gibson Ave.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
Insight @ Los Angeles
2360 Shasta Way, Ste. A
ZIP: 93065
High
Total Enrollment 122
Insight @ San Diego
2360 Shasta Way, Ste. B
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 49
Iq Academy California-los Angeles
2360 Shasta Way Ste. A
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 550
Justin Elementary
2245 N. Justin Ave.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 215
Lincoln Elementary
1220 Fourth St.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Madera Elementary
250 Royal Ave.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Monte Vista
1755 Blackstock Ave.
ZIP: 93065
Other
Total Enrollment 150
Mountain View Elementary
2925 Fletcher Ave.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Park View Elementary
1500 Alexander St.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Royal High
1402 Royal Ave.
ZIP: 93065
High
Total Enrollment 2039
Simi Elementary
2925 Fletcher Ave.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 105
Sinaloa Middle
601 Royal Ave.
ZIP: 93065
Middle
Total Enrollment 943
Sycamore Elementary
2100 Ravenna St.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Vista Elementary
2175 Wisteria St.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Wood Ranch Elementary
455 Cir. Knoll Dr.
ZIP: 93065
Primary
Total Enrollment 564

Simi Valley Private Schools

Good Shepherd Lutheran School
2949 Alamo St
ZIP: 93063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
Phoenix Ranch School
1845 Oak Rd
ZIP: 93063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 208
Pinecrest School - Simi Valley
4974 Cochran St
ZIP: 93063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
St Peter Claver Preschool & Kindergarten
5670 Cochran St
ZIP: 93063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Grace Brethren Elementary
1717 Arcane St
ZIP: 93065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 368
Grace Brethren Jr Sr High School
1350 Cherry Ave
ZIP: 93065
Secondary
Total Enrollment 408
Simi Valley Adventist School
1636 Sinaloa Rd
ZIP: 93065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Simi Valley Montessori School
1776 Erringer Rd
ZIP: 93065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Stoneridge Preparatory School
1625 Tierra Rejada Rd
ZIP: 93065
Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
Tiny Tot Preschool & Kindergarten
1680 Patricia Ave
ZIP: 93065
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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