Simi Valley is a city located in the valley of the same name, Simi Valley, in the southeast corner of Ventura County, California, United States. Situated 30 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, the city is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city is adjacent to Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and the Los Angeles neighborhood of Chatsworth.
A study done by the University of Vermont ranked Simi Valley as the fifth-happiest city in the United States. According to crime statistics by the FBI in 2013, the city is the seventh-safest city in the U.S. with a population of 100,000 or more.
Simi Valley has 20 city parks and five county parks to preserve large swaths of open space in the nearby Santa Susana Mountains, locally known as the “foothills.” The city boasts six golf courses and the Kanan Ranch home development has nature trails for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians to enjoy. To the West, numerous trails are accessible for Mountain Biking, Hiking and Equestrian activities.
Simi Valley is served by the Simi Valley Unified School District (SVUSD). Santa Susana High School has been named as a silver medal winner in U.S. News & World Report’s “Top 500 Schools in America” for 2013 and 2014. Simi Valley High School was ranked among MSNBC’s Top 1000 High Schools in the country.