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Santa Paula, California is a city within Ventura County that spans 4.7 square miles. Santa Paula has also been known as the “citrus capital of the world”. The city’s economy is agriculturally based and initially they grew predominantly oranges and lemons, but today avocados join the ranks of the most important crops in the area. In the beginning the city was home to Union Oil Company of California, today the building that housed the operation is now the California Oil Museum.

The first inhabitants of the area were members of the Chumash tribe. The Spanish brought Catholicism to the area during the Spanish mission period and led to the city’s name Santa Paula, which is derived from the Catholic Saint Paula. Several small oil companies were combined to create the historic Union Oil Company in 1890. Oil has long been a large part of the city’s history from the creation of the Union Oil Company through the operation of South Mountain Oil Field by the Oak Ridge Oil Company from 1916 through 1920 and the continued operations during the 1950s by Occidental Petroleum.

According to the 2010 United States Census Santa Paula’s population had grown to 29,321 residents. There were 8,347 households 49% of which had children. Santa Paula is known for its citrus orchards, quaint home town feeling with a hint of Spanish flair, things move at a slower pace here then in large city neighbors like Ventura. The city is also known for preserving the area’s history with no less than thirty history sites historic sites including five different historic schools, two churches and a train depot. The city also features an aviation museum, an oil museum, an agriculture museum and an art museum. Other attractions in Santa Paula include the Community Golf Course, Santa Paula Murals, The Warning Sculpture and the Santa Paula Theater Center. Santa Paula holds a number of community events like the Citrus Festival, the Balloon Festival, Santa Paula Art and Photography Show and more.

Within the city 56.2% of homes are owner occupied and 43.8% are occupied by renters. Homes for sale in Santa Paula range from fixer-uppers and starter homes, through comfortable middle class ranch homes and on up to large luxury homes. Rental opportunities include houses, apartments, condominiums and townhouses. With homes to fit any description and it’s convenient location near many larger cities with all their employment and entertainment opportunities Santa Paula has everything residents could wish for in a hometown.

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        805-525-6111
        Public
        KG-8
        805-933-8920
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        KG-5
        805-933-8951
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        KG-5
        805-933-2254
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        KG-4
        805-933-8930
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        KG-5
        805-933-8850
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        KG-5
        805-933-8866
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        KG-5
        805-933-8910
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        KG-5
        Not Available
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        PK-8
        805-525-4573
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        KG-6

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