Hi Doris, I love Seattle! In fact, my husband and I got married there in the courthouse. And, I am going in July, my family and a friends family, 8 of us, for vacation there and in Canada. Cant wait. What brings you to my area? I think you will love it.
If you have a family, Moorpark is a great family community. In fact, I just received an invite to one of their park and rec activities. I have several friends and clients who call Moorpark home and I have a great listing for sale their right now at http://www.4077BendingOak.com.
I live and work out of Simi but I have been in the East Ventura County area for 30 years...since high school. I think its a great mix of suburban living with access to all of the cultural choices of a metropolis like LA.
The commute if pretty good. The 23 freeway was widened a couple of years ago. There is sometimes a bit of delay in the morning and afternoon commuting hours. I would say between 7:30-8:30 and 5-6 you may find that realistically it is going be be closer to 20 minutes to get door to door between these communities.
Please let me know if I can be a local resource for you. And if you have any lodging tips in Seattle, feel free to share.