Why you'd want to live in Camarillo
Camarillo has a small town feel. Primarily a farm town, it has continued to build out to meet demand. It is known for Adolfo Camarillo who founded the town and is famous for our beautiful and well-known Camarillo white horses. It was known for the Camarillo State Hospital (now Cal State Channel Islands University) and the haunted grounds there. Primarily, Camarillo had one high school. Adolfo Camarillo High School named its mascot the Scorpions as Camarillo was apparently abundant with those little creatures. It now has Rancho Campana High - a brand new state-of-the-art high school that is more of a fine arts school. Areas: Bella Vista - Gated community off Beardley near Sterling Hills Golf Course. Homes there sell in the millions. Spanish Hills - Community in the hills of Camarillo. Las Posas Estates - Covers the backside of Camarillo. Preferred by retirees as most of the homes are single story. Camarillo Heights - Along the front side of Camarillo. Homes there are eclectic. Central Camarillo. Mission Oaks - Furthest point east in Camarillo. Village in the Park - Newer community off Santa Rosa Road. Fav. haunts: Relm - The hip, trendy new restaurant serving craft beer and boutique wines and heavy appetizers. Lure - Fish house with great happy hour. 2088 - Fun restaurant on the boulevard. Great happy hour. Safire - excellent steakhouse. Hilarious "Kenny Rogers look-a-like" sings Neil Diamond songs. Ottavio's - Italian family-owned restaurant. Eggs n Things - Casual grub. Great breakfast place. Waypoint Cafe - Eat outside and watch the planes and helicopters take off right in front of you. Kids love it. Parents love it because the kids are occupied. The military frequents here. Things to do: Concerts in the park (bring your lawn chairs!), Wings Over Camarillo Airshow, Premium Outlets (during the week is best), Camarillo Library (great children's program), Camarillo Ranch House (charming Queen Anne Victorian mansion for private events).