MOORPARK - Communities and Property Types
Presumably named after the rich Moorpark apricots that grow in the area, the city of Moorpark, California was founded in 1900 by Robert Poindexter. Surrounded by oak-studded hills of grazing land and the dark, rich soil of vegetable farms, this city of about 33,000 is rapidly becoming one of the most popular residential communities in the county.
The historic city center is often referred to as “Old Town Moorpark” and surrounds High Street. Pepper trees planted by the city’s founder still line these streets and an artistic culture blooms, as the beautiful High Street Arts Centers encourages residents to take in a show.
There are more houses than cows on the rolling hills of Moorpark these days, but the city known as the Garden Spot of the World and the Star of the Valley still has some of the most beautiful scenery in Ventura County. Not far from the city center, you can find the Peach Hill and Mountain Meadows neighborhoods, south of Arroyo Simi. Homes here were constructed within the past couple of decades. This area is also home to Moorpark High School and boasts many parks (such as the Arroya Vista Park and Recreation Center, the city’s largest). Finally, Campus Park is home to Moorpark College; one of very few colleges to house an Exotic Animal Training program.
Convenient to all of Ventura County and the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, Moorpark's newer homes, safe neighborhoods and increasingly plentiful shopping are attracting new residents and making Moorpark one of the fastest growing cities in the county.
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