what's the commute like from Moorpark into Thousand Oaks, CA? Thanks-my husband and I are in the early stages of planning our move. Doris

Asked by Doris Barnhart, Managing Broker, Seattle, WA Thu Apr 15, 2010

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Bonnie Sterl…, Agent, Simi Valley, CA
Thu Apr 15, 2010
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.
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Ted Mackel, Agent, Simi Valley, CA
Thu Apr 15, 2010
Doris,

For Southern California I know many that would like a commute that short (distance). Depending on the time in the morning, traffic on the 23, Olsen or even trying to get over to Thousand Oaks via Moorpark Road; there is traffic. It makes a very short drive slow and long. My daughter went to high school over by Los Robles hospital and I drove the carpool for several years. While that was not the worst commute I've ever been involved in there is definitely a commute.

If you're coming down here to look at homes or visit the area, if you can come down during the week, get up in the morning the time he would commute and make the drive on the several different routes and see for yourself. Just by some weird chance if the day you go out, the traffic is lite, try again the next day just make sure. ;)

BTW, Do you know any of the folks over at RainCityGuide?
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Barry Shapiro, Agent, Camarillo, CA
Thu Apr 15, 2010
Hello Doris,

It's nice that you are doing your research up front, so you'll know what to expect. Basically, it all depends on time of day, direction of travel, weather conditions, and whether there are any accidents or (rare) road closures. Moorpark to T.O. offers several alternate routes, which are worth exploring in the event you avoid a congested area.

There's an excellent ('live') online tool you can take advantage of, which will give you a better idea of what is going on throughout a typical day:
http://www.sigalert.com/map.asp?Region=Ventura#lat=34.2212&a…


The "Sig-Alert" , which originated in L.A., has a fascinating history, too:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig_Alert
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Joyce Zangme…, Agent, Thousand Oaks, CA
Thu Apr 15, 2010
Hi Doris,

That's an easy one -- just hop on the 23 Freeway and there you are. Ventura County is pretty easy to get around. The 101 Freeway can get backed up especially on a great beach day or when a festival is going on but primarily the traffic moves good throughout the county.

If you need more help in Ventura County, please send me an email at info@805Local.com.
Web Reference:  http://www.805local.com
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Mary Albee, Agent, Westlake Village, CA
Thu Apr 15, 2010
Moorpark and thousand oaks are adjacent to each other. 5 -10 mins at the most with several different routes
moorpark can go from rural horse properties to tracts to housing around the college. If you like large spaces check out somis as well. There is also santa rosa valley which is spectacular...equestrian,orchards,lavendar farm and a great community
let me know if you need more info
mary albee
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