Simi Valley is a larger town, north of the Conejo Valley – population around 126,000. While not technically part of the Conejo Valley, it’s close enough, and a great, more affordable option to some of the more expensive neighboring towns.
Simi Valley has loads of beautiful parks and hiking trails, and that same laid-back lifestyle you get with the rest of the Conejo Valley.
This area has everything from townhomes to sprawling estates and guard gated communities. There is a good mix of older and newer homes, some with HOA’s and many without.
Simi Valley is known for being a safe, pleasant place to live. You’ll find everything you need between the large shopping centers and recognizable restaurants. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is what Simi Valley is known for, and attracts tourists from LA, the Conejo Valley and beyond. Even though it’s a sprawling town, there are many smaller community pockets that will give you a tight knit community vibe.
If you work in LA or the San Fernando Valley, moving to Simi Valley is a great choice to save on commuting time. Instead of taking the congested 101, you’ll take the comparatively smooth-sailing 118 across the northern part of the valley, and drop down into LA.
The downside? You won’t get the mild weather that you get in Thousand Oaks. Temps in Simi can easily hit the triple digits in the summers. Additionally, there are great pockets, and not-so-great pockets.
Simi Valley is bordered by Oak Park and Thousand Oaks to the south, Moorpark to the west, the San Fernando Valley to the east, and Tapo Canyon Regional Park to the north.
Simi Valley is often referred to as a bedroom community, but more and more it’s becoming a destination for tourists and locals from neighboring towns. A few places of interest include: