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Paul, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL

What is a good area to live in Simi Valley if you are in your early 50s with grown up kids?

Asked by Paul, Chicago, IL Thu Jan 17, 2008

I will end up working in Chatsworth which looks like a reasonable commute to Simi.

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I moved to Park Lane next to the Texas Tract in Simi. I have a 12 year old daughter. It is an easy commute to Chatsworth and you will need to allow time once you get to the exits on the 118. This area is great for kids. Everything is within walking distance: two grocery stores, CVS, the theater, Kolh's, The Habit, World Market, City Hall, the police station, library, senior center, possibly your credit union, bank . We also have lots of fast food and the possibility of a spa coming in. It is great area with or without a car.
Lemon Park as it is affectionately known, lies between North Tapo Canyon Blvd and Alamo and Town Center Drive over toward Galena. There is new construction here as well
The largest community in the area is Woodranch. It is west of the city and has many different housing types. It is further from the amenities mentioned above and further from Chatsworth. The homes are relatively new built within the last twenty years. There are great trails for hiking and some homes with the most fantastic views.
Of course there is so many other lovely tracts here; Indian Hills and Big Sky. There are new custom homes being built by Simi Valley Hospital off of Sycamore and as mentions in another great post the Kadota Fig Ranch which has a flare of old town Simi life. The closest areas from Simi to Chatsworth are Kuehner and Yosemite. It closest to Chatsworth.

Simi is a beautiful family community surrounded by foothills and gorgeous sunsets. There are several famous hiking trails and a very friendly Parks and Rec. We have RV parking and decorate for the holidays. The Simi Valley Days, The 4th of July Celebration, and the street festival are some of the best celebrations in the area.

This is just a little information and a tad bit biased. I encourage you to explore. There is certainly more about Simi Valley and many more neighborhoods.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simi_Valley,_California
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 4, 2014
Simi Valley is a nice place to live. Depending on your price range there are a lot of areas to consider in Simi. We have some areas that require flood insurance which can cost an extra $1800 a year on top of your mortgage. Some areas are in a flood zone here. So before buying inquire to see if the property is in a flood zone. If you have pets or consider having pets then you wouldn't want to live to close to the hills. A lot of times you may go away for a late evening and come home to find your pet gone. We have coyotes here, and they do roam around in the evenings. So do your homework first. Visit the neighborhoods in the evenings. Walk the neighborhoods too. Don't assume a nice looking block will be without problems. We have our share of issues in Simi Valley too.
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Hi Everyone,

We are looking for a rental in the Texas Tract with RV and A Pool at least 3 bedroom and 1600sq ft or bettter. Please email me if you have a listing coming up. christineannmarie@gmail.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 11, 2010
I would look at http://www.thekittyletter.com for rentals in Simi Valley. It is updated daily online and would also keep checking craigslist. I will let you know if we have anything coming up in the Texas tract. I network with over 1000 agents weekly. Mike Lefton real estate - Troop Real Estate Simi Valley 805-517-4988
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There are a lot of different neighborhoods with different "vibes" to them. I live in the "Kadota Fig Farm" area of Simi, which is located between Tapo Canyon and Stearns, and Alamo and Cochran. The lots here average 10,000 square feet or more, and some are even zoned for horses. We have lived here for almost 10 years and love our house, but have outgrown it (we're in the opposite stage of our lives, with young ones and a need for lots of toys...). Many of the houses here are older (ours was built in 1947), and so have a lot of character and details you just don't find in houses nowadays. We will be putting our house on the market soon too; if this area sounds appealing to you, let me know and I can tell you more about it.

But "good" area is really quite subjective. It depends on if you like tract houses or not, McMansions or not, homes with a lot of land like mine, or new homes, etc. I could certainly tell you some areas of Simi to avoid, if you want to email me privately, but I will not post it in an open forum, because I would not want to offend anyone who might live in or near those areas.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 27, 2008
Simi Valley is a wonderful community in general. There are many areas that you could settle into comfortably and enjoy the relaxing yet active lifestyle the community has to offer. I think most important would be to find out a specific price range and your wants and needs then finding the neighborhood should come with ease and excitement.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 24, 2008
I love Simi - lived here my whole life - it is a great place for families with kids and those who no longer have kids at home. My grandparents bought here in the 60s and lived here for the rest of their lives and most of their kids have stayed in the area.

I think there are a lot of neighborhoods throughout Simi that would be great - depends on if you like older homes w/more of a lot or a newer home w/smaller lots. There is a whole new development up off of Erringer that have larger homes and were built w/in the last couple of years. There are older developments too that are really nice - Texas Track, Indian Hills, Hollow Hills (that is where we are - house is going on the market if you are interested; 3bd 2bath - nice sized lot w/RV).

You can't do wrong w/Simi - I think it is much better than anything you will find in the valley! Quieter area and still has some small town feel!

Good luck w/your move!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 26, 2008
If you are not familiar with the area, let me help assure you that if you work in Chatsworth, Simi Valley is a gem of a place to live and the commute is simple. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and have lived in Simi since 1986. I am not sure of a comparable neighborhood in the west Valley that would beat out Simi. Simi has super low crime, it is a very quiet bedroom community full of families. I have 4 children and don't plan on moving away when they are out of the house.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 13, 2008
I'm selling my home in the WildHorse Cyn area, It is 4,000 sq ft home for $1,249,000. Veri private, with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, office and a big media/rec room. Views of the entire Simi Valley and mountains. If you are inteested please call Monica at 818/554/3276 for viewing
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