If you are looking for a fun city on the coast of Southern California, your search will be over once you find Oxnard. This is an area that has a tremendous history behind it, combined with a lot of fun things to do. We have put together 10 great things about Oxnard that you will want to know about. Once you learn these tidbits, don't be surprised if you find yourself making travel plans to explore this city yourself!
- While many consider Oxnard to be a relatively small California city, it is actually spread out over 40 miles.
- The Chumash Indian Tribe used to inhabit the area that is now considered to be Oxnard.
- Two major U.S. Navy bases, Port Hueneme and Point Mugu, are within the city limits of Oxnard.
- Oxnard gets its name from the Oxnard brothers – Henry, Ben, and James. A long time ago, Henry Oxnard was a beet farmer in a neighboring city, and he was encouraged to build a factory in Oxnard. Interestingly enough, none of the Oxnard brothers ever actually lived in the city.
- Oxnard has grown to the point that it now has over 40 elementary and junior high schools within the city limits.
- Many families now come to live in Oxnard because of its ten high schools, most of which have a stellar reputation in more ways than one.
- When it comes to the coast, Oxnard is hard to beat. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy more than 20 miles of coastline almost all year round. You do not even have to worry about rocks or dangerous currents.
- While Oxnard has an extensive coastline, many find it interesting to know that the city still only has one harbor to its name.
- With its subtropical climate, most people find that they can't get enough of the good weather in Oxnard. The average high is 70 degrees, with an average low of a mere 52 degrees.
- Most major transportation lines in the United States run through Oxnard, including Greyhound, Amtrak, and Union Pacific.
Oxnard sure has grown. We lived there temporarily while my hubby was in the SeaBees in Port Hueneme. In the sixties, Oxnard was a 4-page newspaper. We truly enjoyed our time spent there. My husband passed away in 2013, but my memories live on.
WOW!!! Was Raised In Oxnard, Left
Many Years Ago, (Late 60’s) Had No
Idea It Was That Large In Miles
(Didn’t Know Pt Mugu Was Within