With more than 200,000 residents, Oxnard is one of the top twenty most populous cities in California. It is located in Ventura County along the coastal territory south of Ventura itself. Oxnard, like most of the region of which it is a part, exhibits higher-than-average incomes and lower-than-average crime rates. The combination of coast, urbanized city terrain, and wooded spaces makes Oxnard an attractive option for those seeking a hybrid experience; the city is also quite close to the Santa Monica Mountains, which are both scenic as a part of the background picture and fun to visit.
Residents can take the Pacific Coast Highway up and down the California coastline quite easily, allowing them to explore myriad beaches. Oxnard is home to a vibrant strawberry-growing industry and supplies a significant percentage of California's annual volume. Apart from the Pacific Coast Highway, local throughways include the 34 and 101 freeways, Harbor Blvd., and Ventura Road.