Why you'd want to live in Port Hueneme
If you ever need to get away from the busy city life, Port Hueneme can be that little getaway! It is tucked away along the coastline and has many amenities to offer. The City of Port Hueneme was completed in July 1940. It is the only deep water port between the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of San Francisco. The city serves as a shipping and receiving point for automobiles, bananas and pineapples, and also exports locally grown agriculture such as onions, strawberries and flowers. It is located about an hour north of Los Angeles coastline and about 40 miles south of Santa Barbara. Port Hueneme has about 12 miles of walking/biking pathways! You can spend your afternoon at one of the parks that they have along the pathways, feed the ducks and have a picnic. Some of the pathways also lead to Port Hueneme Beach, which has a restaurant and pier to fish off of. One of the most popular pathways leads to the Point Hueneme Lighthouse, which is owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and was constructed in 1941. They do tours every third Saturday of the month from February to October. Port Hueneme boasts several small shops and restaurants that are owned by local families. It has its own police and fire departments, the school district has two junior high schools, E.O. Green Junior High and Blackstock Junior High, and it has nine elementary schools that belong to the district. The Naval Construction Battalion Center of Port Hueneme was built as a temporary depot during the early days of World War II. It serves as an all-in-one mobilization site, deep water port and airfield, Naval Air Station Point Mugu. The city also has its own Ray Prueter Library, Post Office, Community Center and Boys & Girls Club.