Simi Valley is located in the southeastern corner of Ventura County,
where it borders the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. It is home to
the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where the former president was
laid to rest. The city of Simi Valley is located in the valley of the
Originally inhabited by the Chumash Indians, the name of both city and
valley is said to have derived from the Chumash word "Shimiyi" or
"Shimiji" which refers to the wispy, thread-like clouds that are common
to the region. In the late 19th century, Simi Valley was known as Santa
Susana del Ranch Simi and was home to a Spanish-speaking majority
population. Anglo-Americans began to settle shortly thereafter and the
area's real estate transformed into many farms, amid bountiful orchards
A railroad line opened by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1904 still
runs east-west through the valley, creating an easy commute into Los
Angeles for Simi Valley's residents. In 1905, the longest train tunnel
in the United States at that time was completed on the east end of Simi
Valley. The tunnel, known as Tunnel No. 26 is still standing today,
linking Simi Valley to San Fernando Valley. Amtrak and Metrolink
currently operate railways with stops in Simi Valley. These trains run
seven days a week, as do the city's Transit buses.
Simi Valley was awarded the Silver Level Green Status in 2012 for its
commitment to sustainability. It is the first city in Ventura County to
be honored with this recognition. The city council of Simi Valley, its
residents and local companies and organizations are dedicated to
reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption in their city by
practicing environmentally sound practices. Many new homes are built
using sustainable technology.
With 35 well-maintained parks to choose from, The Rancho Simi Recreation
and Park District is hard to beat! Picnic facilities, playgrounds, duck
ponds and dog parks are just some of the amenities offered to residents
of Simi Valley. There are miles of bike trails and one of the largest
equestrian trail systems in the entire United States. Equestrians and
horse-enthusiasts are sure to feel right at home!
Real Estate in Simi Valley is at a premium. Though homes vary in size
and age, all Simi Valley residents enjoy the benefits of a
family-oriented community with a stellar public safety rating. The
community also takes pride in its extracurricular programs and events.
The Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley and the city's YMCA offer
family-friendly facilities while the Simi Valley Unified School District
provides an education to over 23,000 students!
The houses for sale in the area range from affordable to affluent. Troop
Real Estate's flagship office is located in Simi Valley and is home to
some of Simi Valley's most experienced Realtors. Troop's dedicated real
estate agents are experts when it comes to Simi Valley's listings,
always maintaining an unprecedented standard of customer service and
care. From Simi Valley's new homes and developing communities to the
best remodeled homes or investment opportunities, Troop Real Estate's
agents are knowledgeable, professional and experienced.