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Simi Valley
Ventura County, California

ZipCodes
93062, 93063, 93064, 93065, 93093

Motto
"A Beautiful Place to Live"



Page Contents for Simi Valley, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Simi Valley is approximately 103,000 1995, 124237 2010.
The approximate number of families is 33,111 1990, 41237 2010.
The amount of land area in Simi Valley is 85.558 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Simi Valley is 38.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.67 sq kilometers.
The distance from Simi Valley to Washington DC is 2455 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 332 miles. (as the crow flies)
Simi Valley is positioned 34.26 degrees north of the equator and 118.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Simi Valley elevation is 700-1000 feet above sea level.
The Simi Valley city flower is the California Wild Rose The Chumash Indians ate vitamin-rich rosehips.
The city tree is the Coast Live Oak The Chumash Indians used the acorns from this tree for food.
The Simi Valley median home price is $ 180,500 with an average home value of $ 232,200.
Simi Valley average annual rainfall is 13.60 inches per year
Simi Valley average temperature is 60 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 51 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 77 degrees F.

Location

27 miles east of Ventura and northwest of Los Angeles just west of the San Fernando Valley. The city is less than an hour's drive from the Los Angeles International Airport and 30 minutes from Burbank's airport. Here is a map page for Simi Valley.
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Weather


moderate. Here is a National Weather Service page for Ventura County and nearby counties, including: Los Angeles County, Santa BarbaraCounty and San Luis Obispo County.

There is an average wind speed of 7-11 mph. The prevailing wind direction is to the Southwest.
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History & History Related Items

Originally, this valley was inhabited by the Chumash Indians. They settled in two villages named Simi and Tap. In 1795, El Rancho San Jose de Garcia de Simi was granted to Santiago Pico and Luis Pena by Governor Diego de Borica of Spanish California. This land grant, approximately 100,000 acres, was one of the largest ever made. It is believed that the name of the Chumash Indian Village "Shimiji" is the origin of the word "Simi". For more information about Simi Valley, please call: 805 583-6700, FAX: 805 526-city

The first post office was Simiopolis, named in the late 1880's. The post office name was changed to Simi a few months later and became Simi Valley when the city incorporated in 1969

A nickname for Simi Valley is "Peaceful Valley."

In depth history of Simi Valley California during the 1920 era.
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The incorporation of Simi Valley

10 October 1969


Attractions

Ronald Reagan Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93965
Toll-free: 800 410-8354
Phone: 805 522-8444 email: library@reagan.nara.gov
Visitors will enjoy the vista of the Simi Valley as well as learning more about our former President who was also a movie sstar, union leader and governor of California. Please call to confirm hours and fees, if any.

Strathearn Historical Park and Museum
137 Strathearn Place
Simi Valley, CA
Phone: 805 526-6453
Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Things to Do in Simi Valley!

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
3050 Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA
Box Office: 805 581-9940
Administrative Office: 805 581-2714
Fax: 805 581-3814
E-mail: staff@simi-arts.org
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Simi Valley City Government

City of Simi Valley
2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Phone: 805 583-6700 For more city information call:
805 583-6701
Fax 805 526-CITY

Simi Valley has a General law/council-manager type of government



Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District
1692 Sycamore Drive
Simi Valley, California 93065
Email: rsrpd@ix.netcom.com

Simi Valley Chamber

Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
40 W. Cochran Street, Suite 100
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: 805 526-3900
Fax 805 526-6234
Email: webmaster@simivalleychamber.com

Simi Valley Community Events

September each year
Annual Wag 'N Walk
Animal Rescue Volunteers hosts its third annual Wag 'N Walk to benefit homeless and abused animals.
Location: Rancho /Simi Community Park, 1765 Royal Ave. Simi Valley.
Free Preregistration is required at www.arvsimi.org. All dogs must be leashed please.

Simi Valley Organizations

Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce
40 W. Cochran Street, Suite 100
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Phone: 805 526-3900
Fax 805 526-6234
Email: webmaster@simivalleychamber.com

Simi Valley Libraries

Simi Valley Library
2969 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley 93063
Phone: 805-526-1735

Simi Valley Schools

Simi Valley Unified School District
Phone: 805 520-6505 or 520-6506
The Simi Valley Unified School District consists of:
19 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, 3 high schools and a continuation school.

Royal High School
1402 Royal Ave.
Simi Valley, CA
phone: 805520-6875 Number of Students: 2,375 1998/99 Ethnic Distribution:
68.9% white, 19.6% Hispanic, 6.7% Asian, 1.7% Fillipino, 1.7% American Indian, 1.3% Black



Simi Valley High School
5400 Cochran Street
Simi Valley, CA
phone: 805577-1400
Number of Students: 2,329 1998/99
Ethnic Distribution:
74.6% White, 14.4% Hispanic, 6.6% Asian, 2.0% Fillipino, 1.5% Black, 0.6% American Indian


Santa Susana High School
3570 E. Cochran Street
Simi Valley, CA
phone: 805520-6800
Number of Students: 867 1998/99
Ethnic Distribution:
72.3% White, 16.4% Hispanic, 6.4% Asian, 1.8% Fillipino, 1.8% Black, 0.9% American Indian
Santa Susana High School is the only magnet school in Ventura County.


Apollo Continuation High School
3150 School Street
Simi Valley, CA
phone: 805520-6150
Number of Students: 348 1998/99
Ethnic Distribution:
73.1% White, 20.7% Hispanic, 2.2% Black, 1.7% American Indian, 1.4% Fillipino, 0.8% Asian


Ventura County Schools
5189 Verdugo Way
Camarillo 93012
phone: 805-383-1900
Fax: 805-383-1908
Email the superintendent: weis@vcss.k12.ca.us Simi Valley

Miscellany

The population of Simi Valley was:
1980 - 77,500
1990 - 100,217
1995 - 103,000
Total number of households: 31,910 1990
Hospitals: 1 general hospital with 215 bed capacity

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