Ojai Valley Neighborhoods: Mira Monte
The Ojai Valley neighborhood of Mira Monte is an ideal location for those who need easy access to Highway 33 to commute to Ventura, Santa Barbara or Los Angeles. But don’t be fooled by the fact that much of the Mira Monte neighborhood borders each side of the highway; this community is one of Ojai’s many safe, quiet neighborhoods and features a mix of properties ranging from starter homes to small ranches. And, of course, there is also the fact that what we call a highway, most people would likely think of as more along the lines of a country road.
Whether you are searching for the perfect place to raise a family or the ideal piece of Ojai horse property to finally make your ranch-living dream a reality, the Mira Monte neighborhood just might be where you will find the home that is right for you. Nora and her husband raised their family on South Rice Road in this Ojai neighborhood and made many wonderful memories there before moving to their current home. While some homes and several businesses are located directly on the highway, there are many quaint, quiet neighborhoods set back in Mira Monte’s rolling hills or leading down towards the Ventura River Basin (which folks around here simply call “the river bottom”) and the Lake Casitas area.
Many Mira Monte homes enjoy mountain or lake views, and residents can take advantage of the Ojai Valley Trail to walk to shopping and dining options. While you will be hard-pressed to find much in the way of chain restaurants and stores within the city limits of Ojai, many folks who opt for Ojai Valley real estate in the Mira Monte neighborhood are just a short stroll away from Rite Aid, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Starbucks, as well as local businesses, such as Jim & Rob’s Fresh Grill and Full of Beans Coffee House.
Mira Monte Elementary School is located within the community, and other Ojai Valley schools, including private and public junior and senior high schools, are just a short drive away.
Here is some census data and statistics about the Ojai Valley neighborhood of Mira Monte.