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Old 06-07-2008, 01:48 AM
 
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We've been based in Japan and Singapore and will be moving to Ventura County before the year ends. My research for a decent apartment online has got me confused!!
The apartments' websites wax lyrical but the feedback on others say otherwise.
Need help/comments/advice.
Looking for apartments Oxnard (Channel Islands looks nice), Camarillo or Port Hueneme.
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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Port Hueneme out by the beach. Oxnard Shores (though some buildings might be noisy). There are some ok buildings on Victoria around Seabridge. Oxnard north-east and Riverpark have newer buildings, but they're more expensive. Some pretty interesting things coming to Riverpark -- a new Whole Foods market and shopping center, mixed-use, walkable destinations, etc.

Keep away: Channel Islands Blvd between J and Saviors. South Oxnard, use caution. Some mediocre apartments near Ventura Road/Gonzales. Port Hueneme: I'd avoid the four-plex units at Hemlock/Victoria. Condo units and neighborhoods in the immediate vicinity (Oxnard/Port Hueneme) are ok. Strange how you can go from bad to good by crossing the street. Best of luck in your search!

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Old 06-08-2008, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, FL
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Something to remember when looking at websites- the apartment complexes all want to sound like the perfect place to live. The ratings site, where people post their complaints, all are from people who want to get revenge and make the places sound like hell.

The truth is usually somewhere in between. Both groups have their agendas. Buyer beware......
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Bahamas ( husband is in the Navy)
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Hi...I will also be moving to Port H. My husband will be stationed there next march. Are there any nice "small towns" in commuting distance? My husband will be gone for 6 months at a time and I would like a smaller sized town to live in. I know how that sounds when talking about CA but I have lived in the same small town my hole life in WA. To be honest, after reading about the crime on some of these posts, Im a bit scared to move there and be solo for long periods of time.

Thanx B
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Old 07-11-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: in purgurtory in London
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Hi...I will also be moving to Port H. My husband will be stationed there next march. Are there any nice "small towns" in commuting distance? My husband will be gone for 6 months at a time and I would like a smaller sized town to live in. I know how that sounds when talking about CA but I have lived in the same small town my hole life in WA. To be honest, after reading about the crime on some of these posts, Im a bit scared to move there and be solo for long periods of time.

Thanx B
Fillmore is a nice small town to live in but is at least a 40 minute drive for your husband. People here will scare you about crime in just about every town and county and the truth is there is some crime every where you go. Where I lived in Fillmore we never locked our doors or cars, but we weren't in town. I didn't have children of school age and don't know if schools are a criteria but from what I gathered the schools were not the best.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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Barista -- It's not a "small" town (120k pop.) but Thousand Oaks is a safe enough place to live. From my own experience I'm pretty sure you'd feel safe living here alone while your husband is away. I think alot will depend on your budget for housing, too.

The drive could be a little long for your husband (30-40 minutes) but if he's not doing it that much and is out of town alot, it should be okay.

Of course, there are certainly other nice places to live in Oxnard and elsewhere that other posters will tell you about. Maybe you and the OP can get together and pool resources in your research and move.

Best of luck to you both.
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:12 AM
 
Location: Port Hueneme, CA
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Try this website it has homes as opposed to just apartments for rent.
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I recommend Ventura, Ojai, Port Hueneme & Camarillo. If you know the back roads well enough you could include Newbury Park & 1000 Oaks. Camarillo, Ojai & Port Hueneme are going to give you the small town feel your looking for but if you try any will do in a pinch cause you can stay in one sector of town without needing go elsewhere until you desire to entertain yourself. I'm right on the beach in Port Hueneme and only venture out away from the core / base when needed. Which is pretty often for me since I get bored so easily. Even though I chose PH over the others, Camarillo seems to fit the needs of small town feel and convenience the best. It is growing rapidly though and the small town feel could easily become transparent. PH can't grow anymore than it has being surrounded by all the other cities and really remains fairly constant.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Angeles City, Philippines
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We've been based in Japan and Singapore and will be moving to Ventura County before the year ends. My research for a decent apartment online has got me confused!!
The apartments' websites wax lyrical but the feedback on others say otherwise.
Need help/comments/advice.
Looking for apartments Oxnard (Channel Islands looks nice), Camarillo or Port Hueneme.
Remembered your post and decided to look it up and see how well you and your hubby are enjoying living in the Oxnard Plain.

You most likely don't remember me, however, we (family) are really considering moving to there and very curious about the cost of living, crime, jobs for Pharmacists and just life in general. Say, how are you enjoying the old CBC... now NBVC. I was stationed there in early '80's.

jOE
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