- Simi Valley is located in the southeast edge of Ventura County, surrounded by the Santa Susana Mountain range and Simi Hills, just 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles and part of the Greater LA area.
- As of 2014, the population was estimated at just over 126,000.
- Simi Valley was incorporated in 1969 when there were only 10,000 residents.
- Its elevation is 700-1,000 feet above sea level and has a total area of 42.2 square miles.
- Temperatures vary with a Mediterranean climate typically between low 50’s during the winter months and a dry 80’s and 90’s in summer. On average, there are about 300 sunny days per year.
- Simi is most famously known for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library which houses Air Force One, Marine One and various automobiles and artifacts. It has been visited by more the 1 million people since its opening.
- Simi Valley’s name came from the Chumash word Shimiyi (referring to the thin, thread-like clouds common to the area). The Chumash settled in a vast area dating back 10,000-12,000 years.
- In 1769, the first Europeans to visit were members of the Spanish Portola Expedition and in 1770 traveled from the Conejo Valley all the way to the San Fernando Valley.
- Simi has wonderful parks, restaurants, hiking and biking trails, libraries, and a newly renovated outdoor mall with the Studio Movie Grill and plenty of great shopping and eateries.
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