Your Casa Flores Real Estate Guide discovered this neighborhood a while back and can not keep away – it is wonderful! This is a 55+ community right in Simi Valley – a prime location for exploring the outdoors (lots of greenspace here) and proximate to urban culture and activities to have the best of everything. Casa Flores is a low maintenance lifestyle, your HOA takes care of landscaping and other general maintenance. This well-established community was constructed in 2000-2001 with primarily two- and three-bedroom homes. Some are standard single family, while others are attached houses. All showcase high ceilings, fireplaces, and covered patios. Square footage can range from 1000-1700. The HOA also cares for the community clubhouse, pool, and spa.
There are over 100 units/houses in this community located at the northeast corner of LA Ave and Stow Street.
So much to talk about! Your Casa Flores Real Estate Guide will not be able to do this area justice in a quick review, but sure will give you some highlights!
Simi Valley has a population of around 125,000 and is considered part of the Greater Los Angeles Metro sitting 40 miles from downtown LA (sometimes we call Simi “the upside of downtown LA”!) and about the same distance from LAX for air travel. Probably the BEST part of Simi Valley is being nestled in by the Santa Susana Mountains and the Simi Hills. Gorgeous mountain scenery, clear skies, and loads of greenspace await! Neighboring cities include Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Chatsworth.
With great weather, gigantic views, lots to do, great food … come to visit, but be prepared to stay … it happens to a lot of us!
Along with rolling hills and near perfect climate – your Casa Flores Real Estate Guide loves to talk about all the food options! Friday is for Farmer’s Market! Food trucks – so many – and more added all the time! A couple of faves include LaPoblanita Taco Truck and Off-Road Club.
So many restaurants, too. Here are a few to get you started:
Reds BBQ – order yourself one of everything!
The Hat – when they say they are famous for pastrami, they mean it!
Barton’s Steak and Seafood – more of a fine-dining gig, but certainly worth it!
So, we talked about the housing initially, and that’s really the base of things – you will get cleaner air, less congestion, and more house for the dollar in Simi Valley than in LA!
As your Casa Flores Real Estate Guide, it is a pleasure to find you a perfect home for this next stage of life where your main goals should be to pursue hobbies and interests, maintain and develop relationships, and a place to grow – not just live!
Onto “things to do” – the list could be massive, so will narrow it to some top choices – and you may also choose to review other Real Estate Guides on this site for even more ideas!
Highway 118 runs through Simi Valley, but Madera Road is sort of the “retail and restaurant alley” in Simi.
The “crown jewel” for Simi Valley is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Even if you are not a huge fan of “The Gipper”, visiting here is a testament to America’s history – in beautiful detail. Also getting to see a large piece of the Berlin Wall (as well as the history of The Cold War), and view Air Force One from Reagan’s time in office.
Parks – LOTS of parks! Dog parks. Equine parks. Parks with ball fields. Parks with trails. Parks with splash pools and playgrounds. Picnic parks. Yada Yada … This Casa Flores Real Estate Guide finds it impossible to say a “best” park; however, some to be sure to check out are: Tapo Canyon Regional Park; Mayfair Park; Big Sky Park; and Corriganville Park. You could also do a park a day for a month and find your own utopia!
Hiking/walking/biking trails GALORE! Over 270 miles of trails in the city. Staying active is not difficult in this area!
Amusement parks like Six Flags and Disneyland are within easy reach for a day to amuse yourself or entertain guests.
Local shops and boutiques complete the livability of the area, but remember, all Greater LA is at your fingertips if you need Rodeo Drive, professional sports, and all kinds of people!
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