Education is a high priority in Wood Ranch and the rest of Ventura County. The outstanding school district of Ventura County has achieved state and national Academic Decathlon awards, with Moorpark High coming in first place and Simi Valley High with the honors of second place. There are three community colleges located within 25 miles and four universities are located in the county.
Getting In and Around Wood Ranch
Wood Ranch residents have a variety of transportation options. In addition to freeways and airports, the Metrolink Commuter Rail connects Simi Valley with downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and numerous other important stops along the way. Amtrak, as well as the city?s bus system, connect the county?s 742,000-plus residents to industrial areas with commercial facilities on an hourly basis.
An exciting part of living in Wood Ranch is the many cultural activities that the community has to offer. The Filmore and Western Railway offers train rides that take you back to the 18th century. Ventura County is also home to the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, located in Simi Valley. The new state-of-the-art Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks is another favorite place to be as it offers symphony, ballet and a variety of quality theatrical performances.
Ventura County is located within minutes of mountains, valleys and seashores, which give the area six different micro-climates ? more than any other county in the nation. The excellent weather is perfect for numerous year-round activities that range from walking on the beach to enjoying a concert in the park, from sailing to the Channel Islands to hiking in the Los Padres National Forest. Camping and fishing at one of the nearby lakes is another popular activity. Champion golf courses in and around Wood Ranch offer a wide selection of lush green turf. Surfing at some of the best surfing beaches in the state, biking or jogging on beautiful bike paths, or horseback riding on a mountain trail are other favorite pastimes of the residents of Wood Ranch.
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