About Simi Valley, CA

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Simi Valley is nestled in the eponymous valley, located in the southeast corner of Ventura County. Simi Valley is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area and is located 30 miles from downtown LA. The city has a population of 126,181 people.


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Simi Valley History

The area that is now Simi Valley was once inhabited by the Chumash people. The name “Simi Valley” originates from the Chumash word “Shimiyi,” a term given to the thin, stringy clouds that are common in the valley. Later, the area was inhabited by Spanish settlers. Simi Valley was incorporated as a city in 1969. Read more on Simi Valley History:


Simi Valley Weather

Located in the southwestern United States, Simi Valley has a hot and dry climate and wildfires are not uncommon. Winters are mild and rainy with average temperatures around 50 degrees. Simi Valley averages 16 inches of rain per year. More Simi Valley weather information:


Simi Valley Transportation

Simi Valley Transit operates four fixed bus routes six days per week. Three of these routes serve Simi Valley and a fourth provides service to nearby Chatsworth. Metrolink Ventura County Line provides service to Los Angeles Union Station and also has additional connections. Amtrak also serves the area with an Amtrak station in Simi Valley. For more information about  Transportation in the area:


Cost of Living in Simi Valley

The cost of living in Simi Valley is 7.8% above the California average and 43.7% above the national average. Simi Valley’s pricy cost of living is possibly attributed to the extremely low crime rates, and the city’s designation as one of the top places in the United States to live. See how far your budget will stretch in Simi Valley:


Simi Valley Schools

Simi Valley’s public schools are run by Simi Valley Unified School District, which encompasses 21 elementary schools, three middle schools, four high schools, one adult education school and one alternative school: 


Simi Valley Hospitals

Simi Valley Hospital is a well-known general medical and surgical facility in Ventura County. This hospital takes pride in being Simi Valley’s “hospital of choice” because of its high quality of healthcare services across the board. If you’ve made Simi Valley your home, be sure to get to know the medical resources available to you:


Simi Valley Real Estate

Real estate is fairly pricey in Simi Valley with the median sales price for homes at around $479,000. This is attributed to the higher cost of living in the area and a low amount of homes for sale. If searching for a home in Simi Valley, check out these real estate listings:


Simi Valley Hotels

Popular hotels in Simi Valley include Courtyard Ventura Simi Valley, Grand Vista Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Simi Valley. If you’re visiting Simi Valley, find a place to stay:


Simi Valley Restaurants

Because of its proximity to Los Angeles, Simi Valley has a diverse selection of culinary choices. Particularly popular are Middle Eastern and Asian foods. Browse Simi Valley restaurants:


Things to Do in Simi Valley

Simi Valley is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Named after the late President Reagan, this museum contains literally millions of photographs and presidential documents. The library also contains a replica of the Oval Office, the actual Air Force One Reagan travelled on and a piece of the Berlin Wall. President Reagan is actually buried on the ground’s memorial site. Find out more about this and other Simi Valley attractions: