OJAI - Communities and Property Types
Nestled in a valley of the same name, Ojai is a city unto itself. Surrounded by Sulphur Mountain, the Santa Ynez Mountains and imposing Nordhoff Peak in the Topa Topa Mountains, Ojai has embraced its seclusion with relish.
Ojai served as Shangri-La when Ronald Coleman and Hollywood came to film a movie decades ago, but most of Hollywood's interests in Ojai these days is for a home for the stars. It's quiet, benevolent atmosphere has made Ojai a favorite of celebrities for years. Film, television, and stage actors can still be seen walking through downtown Ojai, and any number of artists and writers have also called Ojai home.
Because it is dominated by the Los Padres National Forest about it, the tiny community of about 8,000 is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts heading into the back country. Ojai's downtown shopping district features an eclectic mix of stores and shops that offer something for everyone in the family, from ice cream to music, food, clothing or books, it's all right there on Ojai Avenue.
Surrounding the city, running right up to the base of the hills, and then extending up them, are beautiful citrus and avocado orchards. Dotted among them are livestock operations and even an occasional Christmas tree farm.
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