To celebrate Ventura’s 150th Amber Hansen asked a few Venturan’s why they like living here.
I was born and raised in Ventura, and I’m blessed to be able to raise my own family here as well. Ventura has great beaches, parks, schools and is truly a family-friendly city. And not only does Ventura have a rich cultural history, but I believe we have far more potential than any beach town in California, and I think our best years are ahead of us!
I love Ventura because I can drive 7 minutes to our harbor and paddle outrigger canoes with the Hokuloa Outrigger Canoe Club…the view of our city’s landscape from offshore is amazing!
I love Ventura because it has given me a place to call home through the people I’ve met and the opportunities I have been given to be a part of our greater community… With so much history, with the laid-back, positive vibe we carry, and with people who lift each other up, -not to mention the perfect weather- why would anyone want to live anywhere else?
I love the weather and my wonderful friends here. I am 102 so have lots of memories about Ventura. I remember when Highway 1 went through Ventura to Santa Barbara and the roads were made of wood. I love downtown and particularly the mission.
Ventura is a place that shouts “home”. It’s not solely connected to a structural space, but strongly attached to an energy twisted inside of our community. Cheers
I like living in Ventura because my family lives here, we have great musicians that play our local venues and it’s beautiful.