A chic, resort-feeling community
Welcome to Ojai
Settle in and make yourself comfortable here in Ojai, California. Located just northwest of the City of Angels, it's your personal slice of paradise. Known for its new-age shops and surplus of art galleries, the city is nestled in the Topatopa Mountains and offers stunning views and a peaceful vibe. Ojai often feels like you're on a refreshing retreat, and whether you're into yoga, pottery, wine, hiking, or shopping, the city has something for everyone.
What to Love
- A resort-like feel
- A mixture of bohemian, spiritual, and elegant
- Farm-to-table dining, handcrafted wines, and gourmet chocolates
- Chic, eclectic community
Grab your keys to paradise and head to your destination of relaxation. Ojai, California, is the perfect neighborhood for making memories while you rest and unwind. The area is filled with personalized experiences, offering a one-of-a-kind setting for everyone. From pottery classes to hiking, spas, and more, you'll find this cozy slice of California boasts sophisticated vibes and sunshine. It's the perfect getaway to call home.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
There's nothing more local than the Ojai Farmers Market. The market is only open Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm but allows you to indulge in some of the freshest fruits and vegetables as you stroll and shop.
Once you've made your selection of homemade and homegrown local goods, enjoy a short four-block walk to Bart's Books to find your next paper-based adventure. The used bookstore was built in the bungalow of a home, carefully crafted to use the rooms as part of the aesthetic. For example, if you're hunting for a new cookbook, you'll find a variety in the kitchen.
Take a break from work and daily chores to relax at Chief's Peak Poolside Bar. Located in the heart of the Ojai Rancho Inn, where you can ease your muscles in large soaking tubs, this poolside bar brings you a delectable selection of beer, wines, and music on vinyl.
If you'd like to enjoy a full meal before taking a break for some R&R, head over to The Dutchess on E. Ojai Ave. The restaurant doubles as a cafe and bakery and is extremely well-known for its pastries (get there early on Saturdays). Other menu favorites include naan, organic half-tandoori chicken, and pork belly.
Looking for a restaurant that offers a little something extra? Check out Boccali's Pizza & Pasta. Boccali's first opened its doors in 1986 and currently operates as one of Ojai's tastiest Italian eateries. The restaurant is a family-operated business and includes in-house wines from the Boccali's family vineyard.
Things to Do
For the days you feel a little adventurous and want to take in the unbeatable views of Ojai, grab your bike or best walking shoes and take a trip to the Ojai Valley Trail/Bike Path for an unforgettable workout. The trail is over nine miles in length and leads you toward Ventura.
When you want to enjoy the outdoors but would prefer a little more relaxed recreation, book a time slot at Ecotopia. From the scenery to the comforting hot springs, the place is perfect when you want a little rejuvenation.
Education in Ojai is some of the best across America, offering a plethora of wealth for learning.
- The Thacher School, a co-educational private school for grades 9-12, ranked #16 Best Boarding Schools in all of America
- Montessori of Ojai, private education for early childhood, elementary, and middle school children in need of more individualized education
- Nordhoff High School, Ranked #13 out of 42 schools for athletics and #10 out of 34 schools for great teachers