The City of Simi Valley has an interesting history and one that deserves to be told. It is widely believed that the name of the Chumash Indian village, ‘Shinji’ is the original city’s name. Many will argue this high-tech service related location sounds relatively close to a semi-conductor chip. Actually, the semi-conductor chip has nothing to do with Simi Valley as it was the area referred to by the Spanish as ‘El Rancho San Jose de Garcia de Simi’.
Railroad Influence and Pioneering Spirit
One of the largest land grants in the history of the United States, 100,000 acres, the City of Simi Valley, was given a great start to being one of the largest Ventura County Southern California community offerings. The town covers an area of roughly 42 miles in diameter and it is located in southeast Ventura County. With close proximity to the beautiful and fertile San Fernando Valley, the culinary and commercial tonnage that is constantly shipping is a mainstay and economical boost to all those that call Simi Valley home. With easy access right through the town of Simi Valley through Highway 118, trips to the Los Angeles International Airport and Burbank Airport are under an hour a piece. In keeping with the history of all of California and the railroad, the Union Pacific Railroad along with Amtrak and Metro link serve the community of Simi Valley and serve it well.
Youngest Village in Ventura County
The town of Simi Valley was incorporated in 1969 and this makes it one of the youngest of all the Ventura County villages. Simi Valley offers opportunities for growth and prosperity and sensational environmental comfort as well. One of the largest employers in all of Simi Valley is the local government. The agricultural and high-tech sectors, serve as wonderful economic bases in to which most of the residents of the area rely upon. The FBI recently ranked Simi Valley as one of the safest cities to live in and this makes great sense. Coupled with that information and the friendliness of the residents of Simi Valley, it is easy to see why this ranks as one the top residences and business locales in all Southern California. The Pacific Ocean draws in thousands of visitors to the shores of these beautiful towns such as Simi Valley and added with that the almost instant proximity to the wonderful town of Los Angeles makes for a pleasant location.
San Fernando River and Pacific Ocean
From surfboard to surf fishing, Simi Valley has everything that the outdoor enthusiast requires and desires. Fishermen greatly appreciate the water tributaries that flow in and around Simi Valley such as the San Fernando River and of course the Pacific Ocean. The revitalization committee of Simi Valley is currently working on improving both static and infrastructural mechanisms of this coastal community. This makes for an important point to be made as the intelligence of the local town leaders really shows what a great location Simi Valley has become and will continue to be into the 21st-century. Many residents started out as visitors to Simi Valley, and chose to extend their stay, indefinitely.