Camarillo is a city in Ventura County, California, USA. It is located in Pleasant Valley at the eastern end of the Oxnard Plain, with the Santa Susana Mountains to the north, the Camarillo Hills to the northwest, the Conejo Valley to the east, and the western reaches of the Santa Monica Mountains to the south. As with most cities in Ventura County, it is noted for its resistance to new development. In 2014, the council voted against a 895 acre project that would have extended development on agricultural lands east towards the Conejo Grade.

Camarillo is primarily a bedroom community made up of large housing tracts, with elementary schools and small strip malls serving the neighborhood. Camarillo and the surrounding area has a temperate, Mediterranean-type climate. Its location in a coastal valley brings mild ocean breezes and temperatures in the 70s throughout most of the year.

The primary public high schools serving Camarillo are Adolfo Camarillo High School in Mission Oaks, and Rio Mesa High School in Strickland between Oxnard and Camarillo. Both are part of the Oxnard Union High School District which is building Rancho Campana High School near the intersection of Lewis Road and Las Posas Road and scheduled to be completed by the fall semester of 2015. The private Cornerstone Christian School is also located in Camarillo.


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