Ojai Valley Neighborhoods: Casitas Springs
Casitas Springs is a small community that lies on Highway 33 between Ventura and Ojai, and is primarily made up of single-family homes built in the 1940s and 1950s. Future homeowners who seek property in this family-oriented neighborhood are generally interested in living closer to the amenities of Ventura or are attracted by the opportunity to own a more affordable home just minutes from downtown Ojai.
The Casitas Springs community boasts cooler weather than other areas of the Ojai Valley – due to its proximity to Ventura’s beaches – and offers a blend of older, less expensive homes and higher-end properties. The majority of the neighborhood lies on either side of Highway 33, but there are also some homes tucked away in wooded areas or on hilltops with views of the valley. In fact, one of the estates perched on top of a hill and overlooking Casitas Springs below once belonged to Johnny Cash, which was purchased by the Cashes in 1961 and was one of their family homes.
Living in Casitas Springs is an ideal choice for potential homeowners who want to be closer to the beaches, shopping, restaurants and entertainment options of Ventura without living in the city, as well as for those who find the small town charm of Ojai appealing, but might need to find a home that can more comfortably fit into their budget.
With easy access to the Ojai Valley Trail for walking, biking and horseback riding, as well as close proximity to hiking trails, popular surfing spots and Lake Casitas fishing, Casitas Springs is also a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to call home.
Nora’s childhood home was on a hill just outside of Casitas Springs, and she and her brothers own several rental properties in this area. Therefore, if you are interested in looking for homes for sale in Casitas Springs, Nora is familiar with this community and is well-equipped to help you find the Casitas Springs home that will best fit your needs.