Just sixty miles north of Los Angeles, you’ll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where waterfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery.
Oxnard, California makes a terrific destination year-round for sailing, golf, sport fishing and kayaking. The picturesque Channel Islands Harbor is a hub for whale watching trips, maritime history, and Channel Islands National Park excursions.
Downtown Oxnard, where culture and flavors blend together, offers museums and galleries, historic neighborhoods, ethnic markets, and great dining options -all within walking distance.
Whether you are visiting briefly, attending a convention, or reside here, there are many things to do, see and enjoy. Our history mirrors that of many other cities in this wonderful State of California, but we have our own unique features.
In the years since incorporation in 1903, Oxnard has gone from cattle grazing, to sugar beets and beans, to orchards, to more intensive farming with several crops grown in a single year, to servicing the defense industry, and finally to diversified industrial, housing, and commercial development.
We have developed a General Plan for the City that strikes a balance between the beauty of our agricultural heritage, while continuing to accommodate dynamic changes.
Our population has grown significantly in the last fifty years providing many challenges to local government and to our residents, while offering many opportunities for our enterprising, forward-thinking business people. Through all these changes, Oxnard has remained a “business-friendly” community.
A brand new, state- of- the art high school opened in 1995. A new junior high school and several new elementary schools have recently been completed. We have many recreational amenities including city tennis courts and the River Ridge Public Golf Course.