US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Simi Valley
Ventura County, California

93062, 93063, 93064, 93065, 93093

"A Beautiful Place to Live"

Page Contents for Simi Valley, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




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.


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.
Return to Index


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.
Return to Index

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.
Return to Index

The incorporation of Simi Valley

10 October 1969


Ronald Reagan Library
40 Presidential Drive
Simi Valley, CA 93965
Toll-free: (800) 410-8354
Phone: (805) 522-8444 email:
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
Return to Index

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

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

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 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

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: (805)520-6875 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: (805)577-1400
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: (805)520-6800
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: (805)520-6150
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: Simi Valley


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

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search