U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-10-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
7,413 posts, read 7,831,219 times
Reputation: 1802

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by SOON2BNSURPRISE View Post
Lots of open space here in Ventura County. Plenty of ranches also. In the hills above Ventura, over in the heritage Valley near Santa Paula and Fillmore. Between Santa Paula and Ojai. Between Fillmore and Moorpark. Lots of beautifull land to see, ranches, orchards, ect.
That's what I love about Ventura county: all the miles of groves and ranches. How do they keep the Santa Clarita valley between Ventura and Santa Clarita from being developed into housing tracks and freeways?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-10-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
15,372 posts, read 25,586,306 times
Reputation: 19646
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingbulldog View Post
How are those areas (Ventura County/Santa Maria/Ojai) price-wise and what's the average size of the parcels? I keep seeing 2.5 acres all over the Antelope Valley/Techachapi area...
For reference Steve McQueens old place in Santa Paula is for sale right now. They are asking $1.7 million. It has 15.5 acres, a 4,500 square foot hangar, (He kept his cars, motorcycles and plane there I think.) The home was built in the late 1800's. For that size property that is the going rate, or close to $100,000 an acre in the Santa Paula area. Just depends what kind of home is sitting on the land that you buy, or if a home is even on the land.

Santa Maria is not in Ventura County.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
15,372 posts, read 25,586,306 times
Reputation: 19646
Quote:
Originally Posted by californio sur View Post
That's what I love about Ventura county: all the miles of groves and ranches. How do they keep the Santa Clarita valley between Ventura and Santa Clarita from being developed into housing tracks and freeways?
Most of the people in the Ventura County side voted for Save Out Agicultural Resources, SOAR, back in the late 1990's. Developments now have to be brought to the people for a vote if you want to take Ag land and convert it to residential, unless that land is within the spere of influence of a city now.

I mentioned in a recent post that Steve McQueens former place is for sale and has a 15.5 acre lot. One way around Soar is to buy a large parcel as an orchard or farm and put a home on it. What you will find is 15, 20, or 40 acre lots with a single home. Only problem is you have to pay for the entire lot. For 20 acres figure on spending $2million for the land.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2010, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
7,413 posts, read 7,831,219 times
Reputation: 1802
Quote:
Originally Posted by SOON2BNSURPRISE View Post
Most of the people in the Ventura County side voted for Save Out Agicultural Resources, SOAR, back in the late 1990's. Developments now have to be brought to the people for a vote if you want to take Ag land and convert it to residential, unless that land is within the spere of influence of a city now.

I mentioned in a recent post that Steve McQueens former place is for sale and has a 15.5 acre lot. One way around Soar is to buy a large parcel as an orchard or farm and put a home on it. What you will find is 15, 20, or 40 acre lots with a single home. Only problem is you have to pay for the entire lot. For 20 acres figure on spending $2million for the land.
That's excellent! A while ago I mentioned something about these laws in California on the City vs City forum & some posters said it was typical California "socialism". I don't care what they call it, we must preserve as much farm land as possible in California.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: USA
51 posts, read 124,365 times
Reputation: 17
thanks for the answers, everyone!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: USA
51 posts, read 124,365 times
Reputation: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCalAngel2009 View Post
There's an area outside of LA city in LA County called Leona Valley, which is west of Palmdale. They have cherry orchards and you'll probably still see some barns up there. Very nice country.

Leona Valley, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
does palmdale also have barns/farm property? are there any schools in leona valley, or do kids who live there go to schools in palmdale?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
7,413 posts, read 7,831,219 times
Reputation: 1802
Quote:
Originally Posted by lainbow View Post
does palmdale also have barns/farm property? are there any schools in leona valley, or do kids who live there go to schools in palmdale?
Palmdale is in the Mojave desert but I think there is some farming in the Antelope valley
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: USA
51 posts, read 124,365 times
Reputation: 17
does santa clarita have rural areas?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2010, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Southern California
1,839 posts, read 1,712,897 times
Reputation: 212
Quote:
Originally Posted by lainbow View Post
does palmdale also have barns/farm property? are there any schools in leona valley, or do kids who live there go to schools in palmdale?
I'm not sure about Palmdale, but I believe Littlerock may have.

Littlerock California Main Page

I know that Lancaster does on the east side of the 14 after you pass the city... off Highway 138. I used to know someone who had a peach orchard in that vicinity.

California State Route 138 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Looks like Leona Valley has an elementary school.

Leona Valley Elementary School - Leona Valley, California - CA - School overview
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-10-2010, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Southern California
1,839 posts, read 1,712,897 times
Reputation: 212
Quote:
Originally Posted by lainbow View Post
does santa clarita have rural areas?
Yep... one area is called Sand Canyon... lots of million dollar homes and a few with farms and horses. This is off the 14 freeway.

In the city, there is an area called Placerita Canyon that used to be... this is where Melody Ranch is... it's the western movie studio where there is lots of filming... not sure if they still have them now.

There is a rural area on Sierra Highway past Soledad. But keep in mind that all of these areas are away from the city as it's been pretty built up now and what you're looking for you would have to drive out a little bit.

There is a street named Bouquet Canyon... just follow it out of town a few miles .. there is beautiful countryside... follow this road and it takes you right to the cherry orchards in Leona Valley. This area is part of the Angeles National Forest and I think there might be overnight camping there, but I'm not quite sure.

There is another area to the west of Bouquet Canyon called San Francisquito Canyon and at one time they used to have stables there and you could go horseback riding... not sure if it's still there as it's been developed with lots of homes... but drive up that road and there is a little town called Green Valley and just keep going to the end and you wind up in Leona Valley.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top