THE 10 BEST Neighborhoods In Oxnard For 2020


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Oxnard are the best of the best.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the best neighborhoods to live in Oxnard.
Best Neighborhoods In Oxnard

Do you like your neighborhood?

Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors?

No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown Oxnard, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits -- less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all Oxnard neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in Oxnard are the best. If you're in one of the places we're about to highlight, odds are you know you've got it made. So, if you're thinking of moving to California and Oxnard is on the top of your list, check out our best neighborhoods to live in.

Here are the best neighborhoods in Oxnard for 2020:

  1. Orchard
  2. Mar Vista
  3. West Village
  4. Oxnard Pacific
  5. Golf Course
  6. South Bank
  7. Windsor North River Ridge
  8. College Estates
  9. Sea View Estates
  10. Southeast Community

So what's the best neighborhood to live in Oxnard for 2020? According to the most recent census data, Orchard looks to be the best Oxnard neighborhood to live in.

Read on to see how we determined the places around Oxnard that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Oxnard.

Once you're done, you can look at the bottom of the story for a complete chart of every neighborhood we looked at from best to worst.

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The 10 Best Neighborhoods To Live In Oxnard

1. Orchard

#1 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 3,030
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $284,587 (Third best)
Median Income: $76,367 (22nd best)
More on Orchard: Homes For Sale

2. Mar Vista

#2 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 343
Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $323,957 (15th best)
Median Income: $52,241 (First best)
More on Mar Vista: Homes For Sale

3. West Village

#3 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 9,030
Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $284,587 (Third best)
Median Income: $89,475 (28th best)
More on West Village: Homes For Sale

4. Oxnard Pacific

#4 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 330
Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $323,957 (15th best)
Median Income: $52,241 (First best)
More on Oxnard Pacific: Homes For Sale

5. Golf Course

#5 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 1,405
Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $606,871 (30th best)
Median Income: $118,565 (31st best)
More on Golf Course: Homes For Sale

6. South Bank

#6 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 1,905
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $606,871 (30th best)
Median Income: $118,565 (31st best)
More on South Bank: Homes For Sale

7. Windsor North River Ridge

#7 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 1,277
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $606,871 (30th best)
Median Income: $118,565 (31st best)
More on Windsor North River Ridge: Homes For Sale

8. College Estates

#8 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 3,945
Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $298,763 (Sixth best)
Median Income: $57,600 (Eighth best)
More on College Estates: Homes For Sale

9. Sea View Estates

#9 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 3,844
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $386,163 (23rd best)
Median Income: $84,156 (25th best)
More on Sea View Estates: Homes For Sale

10. Southeast Community

#10 Worst Neighborhood In Oxnard

Population: 8,282
Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $321,597 (13th best)
Median Income: $57,968 (11th best)
More on Southeast Community: Homes For Sale

How We Determined The Best Oxnard, CA Neighborhoods In 2020

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in Oxnard, we had to determine what criteria defines a "best".

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 32 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the "Best City Neighborhood In Oxnard." We're lookin' at you, Orchard.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the best places Oxnard, California has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of The Best Neighborhoods In Oxnard

If you're measuring the neighborhoods in Oxnard where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in Oxnard aren't all good. Fremont North takes the title of the worst neighborhood to live in Oxnard.

We ranked the neighborhoods from best to worst in the chart below.

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods To Live In Oxnard For 2020

Rank Neighborhood Population Home Value Median Income
1 Orchard 3,030 $284,587 $76,367
2 Mar Vista 343 $323,957 $52,241
3 West Village 9,030 $284,587 $89,475
4 Oxnard Pacific 330 $323,957 $52,241
5 Golf Course 1,405 $606,871 $118,565
6 South Bank 1,905 $606,871 $118,565
7 Windsor North River Ridge 1,277 $606,871 $118,565
8 College Estates 3,945 $298,763 $57,600
9 Sea View Estates 3,844 $386,163 $84,156
10 Southeast Community 8,282 $321,597 $57,968
11 Cal-Gisler 5,450 $298,763 $56,041
12 Blackstock South 4,134 $325,292 $56,375
13 Northwest Community 25,691 $505,492 $88,682
14 Blackstock North 3,312 $298,843 $61,610
15 Southwest Community 48,216 $401,689 $77,841
16 Redwood 2,614 $344,819 $62,806
17 Bryce Canyon South 2,504 $311,720 $57,629
18 College Park 4,329 $323,957 $54,743
19 Marina West 5,081 $386,163 $75,464
20 Pleasant Valley Village 1,683 $311,720 $62,727
21 Bartolo Square North 3,622 $344,819 $56,784
22 Via Marina 5,282 $401,689 $80,921
23 La Colonia Barrio 9,146 $284,587 $85,690
24 Central Community 56,598 $344,088 $59,194
25 Bryce Canyon North 6,943 $77,751 $60,980
26 Wilson 5,850 $284,587 $64,048
27 South Central Community 40,109 $316,504 $57,663
28 Bartolo Square South 3,390 $344,819 $58,426
29 Carriage Square 6,215 $318,086 $73,239
30 Kamala Park 37,396 $344,819 $56,862
31 Cabrillo 7,277 $606,871 $99,407
32 Fremont North 2,736 $399,286 $66,445

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

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