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Things You Should Know Before Moving to Simi Valley, CA

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Recently recognized by self-help guru Dr. Phil as a community leader in the fight against heroin addiction, Simi Valley has set the bar high.

The Southeast Ventura County has a grand sense of purpose and can be counted strong in other ways, with its war against drugs as just one act of valor. The 2012 "Not One More" Campaign spearheaded by the city, school system and recreation and park district, aggressively tackles addiction in the California community. Along with other rising resources, Simi Valley has become a notable sector sitting in the greater Los Angeles Area.

If you have ever considered living in the in the San Fernando Valley mountaintops that is the picturesque province of business, schooling and recreation, take a moment to read this guide on the vicinity that has so much to offer adults and children alike.

Simi Valley Climate

Hands down Simi Valley has some of the best climate in the country if you enjoy hot summers and mild winters. With only 16.5 inches of rain during 25 days of the year, no snowfall, and 277 sunny days, Simi Valley's weather is almost perfect. The coldest month is January, average low of 68, and the warmest month is August, average high of 96. Although with the gorgeous weather comes risk with the U.S. Geological Survey revealing the 95.206 percent chance of a catastrophic earthquake hitting within 50 miles of Simi Valley by 2063. That is why if you are considering relocating to the region, you must be prepared for an earthquake at any time.

Simi Valley Neighborhoods

The socioeconomic diversity in the district is wide-ranging with some of the most affluent residents living off Wood Ranch Parkway, Alamo Street and Santa Susana Knolls. Notable neighborhoods and streets for educational sites are Yosemite Avenue, Cochran Street and Rambling Road. Incorporated in 1969, Simi Valley offers its residents sought-after city services with a touch of countryside living. Securing all parts the sector, the Department of Community Services Neighborhood Councils, established in 1970, collaborates with the local government on district traffic, public safety and disaster preparedness.

Registering Your Car

To complete the registration process, your vehicle must also be inspected by the California Division of Motor Vehicles. You have 20 days to register your car after becoming a state resident and you must provide smog and weight certification, your last issued out of state title and proof of insurance. You only have 10 days to acquire a driver's license after becoming a resident and you must provide a thumb print, fill out a DL 44 form, have your photo taken, and provide your full name and Social Security number. You must also pass vision, traffic and road sign tests.

Simi Valley Schools

Made of up elementary, middle and high schools, alternative and adult education campuses and a performing arts/technology magnet high school, Simi Valley Unified School District, serving almost 25,000 students, is an exceptional education system. Ranked by MSNBC as one of the top 1,000 high schools in North America, Simi Valley High School scored among some of the nation's best, proving education is a top priority in the province. Private schools, like public campuses, are also nationally recognized for excellence in edification. After graduating high school, some post secondary schools students can attend nearby are Cal State Northridge, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Southern California and the famous California Institute of Technology, regularly referred to as Caltech.

Simi Valley Employment

With a 5.7 unemployment rate, at least two points lower than national average, Simi Valley is a financially simple place to live especially if you procure employment before moving to the province. Top employers in the region are Bank of America, 3,900 staff members, Simi Valley Unified School District, 3,200 workers, and Farmers Insurance Group, 1,200 labourers. With more than one-third of locals working in the professional, technical or managerial fields, other residents work in retail and sales. The town even encourages teenagers to develop a strong work at a young age through the Simi Valley Youth Employment Service. Business is booming in town with much thanks to the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, which serves to compliment the commerce in the community in several ways.

Living Costs in the City

The cost of living in Simi Valley is greater on both a state and national level. However, even with a 10.8 percent higher price of livelihood than California and 45.3 percent greater cost of living than the average American town, nine percent job growth rate in the region reveals a thriving local economy that keeps costs down. According to CNN Money, the median family income in the region is $101,822 and the median home price floats at $347,925. One and two bedroom apartments range from $1,000 to $2,000 a month, and two and three bedroom houses range from $1,600 to $2,750 per month.

Simi Valley Moving Resources

Moving and storage companies are ready and willing to help you with your move to Simi Valley, whether you’re moving from out of state or from another county in California. Make sure you get estimates from multiple moving services before you commit to hiring any (at least three estimates). Check back to our guides for tips on how to choose your moving service wisely with important questions to ask, differentiating between types of estimates, and mistakes to avoid. Visit the following pages at Movers.com to get quotes for the following services:

Simi Valley Transportation

Aside from being a renowned president, the Ronald Reagan Freeway, Highway 118, gets a lot of attention with so many locals travelling the route that runs through Simi Valley's east and west sides. With a great municipal transportation system, operating six days a week, residents are always able to reach their destination on any one of the fleet's buses. As for air travel, the Bob Hope Airport, less than 30 miles away, is the closest landing strips locals use when looking to fly in or out of town.

Culture & Contemporary Life

Making the most of Mother Nature is what Simi Valley locals do best. Between bike trails, ice rinks, tennis courts, pools, three golf courses and one of the prime equestrian trails in America, residents are always having fun in the sun while they get their exercise. If not entertained in a personal sporting happening, locals can join any one of the dozens of community-wide recreation activities and special events surrounded by sandstone cliffs, a flourishing forest and a year-round stream. Also home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum and Air Force One Pavilion, Simi Valley offers a modern and educational atmosphere for those looking to learn more about the past leader. Of course dining and dancing are always on locals' agendas with so many great eateries and clubs to frequent throughout town.

Simi Valley Relocation Tips

  • The say home is where the heart is. I believe it is who is in your heart that really matters, making it all the more important to cope with moving away from family.


  • Once you have said your goodbyes and have arrived safely to your new home, it is so important to oversee the move-in.


  • After all that hard work, you deserve a good meal and drink. Jump in the car with your loved ones and wait no longer to find your favorite restaurant in town, trying them all out in the meanwhile.

Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 10, 2013

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