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Old 07-12-2019, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/w...162709775.html

Interesting article. Things that include Ventura County interest me.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/w...162709775.html

Interesting article. Things that include Ventura County interest me.
I suspect it has alot to do with a larger older population. Older people are by far much wealthier for obvious reasons so having a higher concentration would increase wealth.
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Old 07-14-2019, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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My first thought was the abundance of successful people in the entertainment business. Then went to read the article to verify. (Yup.)

However, they said, "Also known as Ventura County, the Oxnard metro area includes the pricey locales of Thousand Oaks (median income: $100,338), Moorpark ($102,145) and Oak Park ($129,721)."

I know people in T.O., Moorpark, and Oak Park would take offense to being called part of the Oxnard metro area. (Owned a house in Moorpark for several years and no way would I accept being part of Oxnard.) These three cities are "up the grade", and are considered a totally different area from the cities on the Oxnard Plain.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Ventura County, California
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Poorly researched and written article by some clueless guy at Kiplingers in Washington, D.C. Maybe consult a map and a Wikipedia article on the concerned cities for basic research, if nothing else. He obviously looked at populations and not much more.

Last time I drove through Oxnard (yesterday), its metro area would seem to include Port Hueneme and Ventura, given their proximity. In any event, I'd hardly consider Oxnard a metropolis.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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It is a statistical area with Oxnard (210,000+) being the largest city in the statistical area. I am amazed when you start with Oxnard. While plenty of people in Oxnard do have a net worth of over $1 million that is not the norm for Oxnard. Thousand Oaks and Camarillo would be more my thoughts where the millionaires would live.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/07/stat...er-capita.html

Population is a poor metric for this.


This blast furnace weather is whacking me, and it's worse further south in the DC/NOVA Metro......
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Shallow alcove hidden from the telescreen
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I know people in T.O., Moorpark, and Oak Park would take offense to being called part of the Oxnard metro area. (Owned a house in Moorpark for several years and no way would I accept being part of Oxnard.) These three cities are "up the grade", and are considered a totally different area from the cities on the Oxnard Plain.
No shortage of snobbery in eastern Ventura County, but hey, points for honesty. Anyway, the “Oxnard – Thousand Oaks – Ventura metro area” is a census (or something like that) designation, not a grouping made up by the article’s writer or editors.

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Old 07-16-2019, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I know people in T.O., Moorpark, and Oak Park would take offense to being called part of the Oxnard metro area. (Owned a house in Moorpark for several years and no way would I accept being part of Oxnard.) These three cities are "up the grade", and are considered a totally different area from the cities on the Oxnard Plain.
I know lots of people like that as well. I have two co-workers that live in Thousand Oaks. They would rather live there and pretend to be wealthy then live in Oxnard and become wealthy.

I know a family that lives in Moorpark on Avenida Colonia. They would rather live in the dumpy part of Moorpark then move to a nice part of Oxnard. Good for them. Another guy that I knew lived off the Ventura Avenue area. Same thing, he would rather let people know that he lives in Ventura then to move to Oxnard.

I also know a couple that moved from Thousand Oaks to Oxnard because they wanted to live at the beach. So I guess it does go the other way as well.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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I know lots of people like that as well. I have two co-workers that live in Thousand Oaks. They would rather live there and pretend to be wealthy then live in Oxnard and become wealthy.

I know a family that lives in Moorpark on Avenida Colonia. They would rather live in the dumpy part of Moorpark then move to a nice part of Oxnard. Good for them. Another guy that I knew lived off the Ventura Avenue area. Same thing, he would rather let people know that he lives in Ventura then to move to Oxnard.

I also know a couple that moved from Thousand Oaks to Oxnard because they wanted to live at the beach. So I guess it does go the other way as well.
Silverstrand got it's own name, and the Channel Islands Harbor renamed itself so it wouldn't be associated with Oxnard.

It is a pretty horrible-sounding name. Ox nard. Bleh.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:47 PM
 
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Silverstrand got it's own name, and the Channel Islands Harbor renamed itself so it wouldn't be associated with Oxnard.

It is a pretty horrible-sounding name. Ox nard. Bleh.
Oxnard is an old surname: https://www.houseofnames.com/oxnard-family-crest

Personally, I don't have a problem with the name. These things can go in and out of vogue depending on fashions of any given period of time. There was a time when Gilroy was a Bayarea stepchild, name, garlic and all. Then housing in Silicon Valley spun out of control. When people who no longer could afford Sunnyvale, Santa Clara and San Jose, all of a sudden Gilroy became chic. We humans are a fickle bunch.
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