Nestled in the Ojai Valley just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the town of Ojai has been a secret retreat for Hollywood’s elite for decades. With just over 7,000 residents, this region is brimming with small-town charm and creative buzz, and is home to a thriving local business district of wineries, art galleries, shops and boutiques. Annual festivals, like the Ojai Music Festival and Valley Lavender Festival, add a special level of culture and unique stimulation.
Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, Ojai is bordered to the north by Los Padres National Forest, and offers lots of opportunities outdoor exploration such as mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, hot springs or splashing in the waterfalls at Majilija Creek. The Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters, supports a network of vineyards and organic farms. Living in Ojai is a chance to step away from the hustle of the city and step into a unique world of artsy culture and natural beauty.
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This region is a tourism destination known for its boutique hotels, recreation opportunities, hiking, spiritual retreats and farmers’ market of local organic agriculture. It has small businesses specializing in local and ecologically friendly art, design, and home improvement. Chain stores are prohibited by city law to encourage local small business development and keep the town unique.
Just a few minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara residents and locals enjoy many amenities that Santa Barbara has to offer, from it’s beaches to it’s restaurants and shopping. Additionally, from south this secluded valley is close to other major cities such as Calabasas, Thousand Oaks and Los Angeles.