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Old 01-20-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Camarillo,CA
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Old 11-23-2014, 05:40 PM
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I am a teacher and may be moving to the area. I am wondering what the schools are like and if it is hard to get a job there. If anyone has any info I would appreciate it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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I'm also interested in this area. Who are good employers to seek out, please?
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:19 PM
 
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SOON2BE: Safer compared to what??
There are shootings all the time there.
The crips & bloods are all over the place.
I lived in Ventura County for many years.
I'm no stranger to the area either.
My police scanner would chatter non-stop
with criminal activity out of Oxnard.
It's not me you hafta convince.
It's the newcomers to the area.
Are you in real estate there by any chance??

I had to post a reply. You mentioned Crips and Bloods all over the place. Where? I've lived in the area for years, and have yet to noticed a Crip or a Blood. Oxnard's crime is blown way out of proportion. I have an app on my phone that shows crimes as they happen based on location, and Ventura always seem to have way more criminal activity than Oxnard.

Gentrification is happening like crazy in Oxnard, and development is constantly happening. I wouldn't be surprise if in the next few years, Oxnard will be a destination city for people looking to move to Ventura County. So, instead of people seeking Thousand Oaks or Westlake, people will seek Oxnard.

Perfect example, I live in RiverPark, and the majority of my neighbors are from out of the area. I am referring to different cities in California, as well as different states. It's crazy to meet people, and most of them never lived in Ventura County until they'd moved to RiverPark.

So, once RiverPark is completely built-out, (presently it's at about 85% done) and when the Wagon Wheel project is completed (right across the freeway from RiverPark), as well as the 201 new home community right off of Ventura and Vineyard that connects to the Wagon Wheel and RiverPark areas, Oxnard, off of the 101 freeway leading into Ventura will be getting a lot of attention from prospective residents and businesses.

Oxnard is changing for the better, and there's nothing the gangs, or petty criminals in the area can do about it. Well, they will be forced to clean up their act or get lost. Too much money and investments are being put into Oxnard. It appears the City is dedicated to making Oxnard a destination city.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:49 PM
 
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I had to post a reply. You mentioned Crips and Bloods all over the place. Where? I've lived in the area for years, and have yet to noticed a Crip or a Blood. Oxnard's crime is blown way out of proportion. I have an app on my phone that shows crimes as they happen based on location, and Ventura always seem to have way more criminal activity than Oxnard.

Gentrification is happening like crazy in Oxnard, and development is constantly happening. I wouldn't be surprise if in the next few years, Oxnard will be a destination city for people looking to move to Ventura County. So, instead of people seeking Thousand Oaks or Westlake, people will seek Oxnard.

Perfect example, I live in RiverPark, and the majority of my neighbors are from out of the area. I am referring to different cities in California, as well as different states. It's crazy to meet people, and most of them never lived in Ventura County until they'd moved to RiverPark.

So, once RiverPark is completely built-out, (presently it's at about 85% done) and when the Wagon Wheel project is completed (right across the freeway from RiverPark), as well as the 201 new home community right off of Ventura and Vineyard that connects to the Wagon Wheel and RiverPark areas, Oxnard, off of the 101 freeway leading into Ventura will be getting a lot of attention from prospective residents and businesses.

Oxnard is changing for the better, and there's nothing the gangs, or petty criminals in the area can do about it. Well, they will be forced to clean up their act or get lost. Too much money and investments are being put into Oxnard. It appears the City is dedicated to making Oxnard a destination city.
This is very accurate observation. Gentrification is definitely happening as we speak. I bought my house and moved to Oxnard 5 years ago from Westlake Village and I'm not Hispanic. My Non Hispanic friends also bought a house in North Oxnard last year. My other non Hispanic friend also just got married and bought a house out here with his wife; All of us are bringing solid middle class income to this town. I myself single with $90k+ annual income, Irish friend and his wife $140k+ combined income, and another friend with his wife $220k combined income. I think many people are falling asleep in regard to recognition of gentrification and economic expansions as Oxnard is changing right before their own eyes. As demmand for housing in Ventura county continues to rise, all the riff raffs don't even know if they can afford anywhere else in Ventura County or get pushed out.

With all the business and housing expansions in Oxnard which should tell you something is cooking. We have became a data driven economy/society. No big box stores and housing firms are going to invest in an area without looking at data, growth, and demographics to support their business visions.

Lastly... No, my house has not been broken into, my car has not been broken into, I have not had anything stolen, I have not been robbed, I have not been harassed, I have not been a victim or witnessed any type of crime including violent crimes, I have not experienced any type of neighbors disputes; And Yes, I'm still alive as I'm typing this on my laptop.

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Old 02-09-2015, 09:42 PM
 
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It's a dangerous city. I've seen the crime become worse everyday. Car break-ins and ATM robberies...not to mention robberies in the supermarket parking lots. There is absolutely no business or commerce here, so I don't know why they call this a working mans neighborhood. The rents always get raised in the summer months and most of the houses are water damaged and the apartments are like frat houses. They're starting now to crack down which is a good thing. I went to a check cashing place that I've been going to for the last 4 years. When I went this week, I was asked for a fingerprint & 3 references. They know me well there but this is a sign of the times in Oxnard! The lady in the check cashing place apologized but said this has become necessary as more transients move into the area. What a shame!
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:38 AM
 
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It's a dangerous city. I've seen the crime become worse everyday. Car break-ins and ATM robberies...not to mention robberies in the supermarket parking lots. There is absolutely no business or commerce here, so I don't know why they call this a working mans neighborhood. The rents always get raised in the summer months and most of the houses are water damaged and the apartments are like frat houses. They're starting now to crack down which is a good thing. I went to a check cashing place that I've been going to for the last 4 years. When I went this week, I was asked for a fingerprint & 3 references. They know me well there but this is a sign of the times in Oxnard! The lady in the check cashing place apologized but said this has become necessary as more transients move into the area. What a shame!
Where exactly in Oxnard do you live ? Oxnard is a huge city with different neighborhoods, and EXTREME gaps regarding the socio economic ladder.

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Old 02-11-2015, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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It's a dangerous city. I've seen the crime become worse everyday. Car break-ins and ATM robberies...not to mention robberies in the supermarket parking lots. There is absolutely no business or commerce here, so I don't know why they call this a working mans neighborhood. The rents always get raised in the summer months and most of the houses are water damaged and the apartments are like frat houses. They're starting now to crack down which is a good thing. I went to a check cashing place that I've been going to for the last 4 years. When I went this week, I was asked for a fingerprint & 3 references. They know me well there but this is a sign of the times in Oxnard! The lady in the check cashing place apologized but said this has become necessary as more transients move into the area. What a shame!
And yet Oxnard is listed as one of the safest cities of its size in the United States. I have been here my entire life and don't see what you are seeing. This is a city that you can safely walk down town without having any problems. I remember years ago when that was not the case. Not sure where in this city of over 200,000 you are living but that is not what I am seeing where we live and spend time at. You mentioned in your other post that you have been here 2 years and can't wait to get out. Funny that you just started to post about this place after two years. Why did you wait till you were getting ready to leave.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:36 AM
 
Location: IE CA.
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We are giving Oxnard a peek again. I am happy to say I can afford something there that is not half bad and I am happily surprised. Depends on what we decide as a family. If there was more to do it would be perfect. Its the only thing holding everyone else back. The beauty of this area is stunning to me. The drive up the 101 and the shores. I cant understand anyone not loving it. I am going to see at other options in the next couple weeks and the research I have done prior ... crime problems around LA seems worse. I lived in Oxnard when it had a lot more crime and no one ever bothered me.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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I am a high school teacher in Oxnard. I can tell you that there is definitely a demand for teachers. We are building two new schools in the district. With all the new housing and the incoming residents, there will definitely be a demand over the next decade or so (there's only so much land left to develop, unless we remove more of the fields). If you are in the professional or tech sector, there isn't much for you. there are one or two employers in town and commuting to downtown LA everyday will take you about 2 hours each way (train or car).

As for crime, I have lived here my entire life. I lived in South Oxnard and then moved to the northside. I work on the southside. I can confirm the farther you get from the highway and the beaches, the worse it can get. That being said...
you can walk around at night with little to worry about. I would equate the level of crime to anything you would expect in a town this size (little murder, occasional burglary and car theft sprees).

I hope that was helpful. To be honest, I see this being a completely different place in 10 years. It has definitely changed in the last 10.
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