In this Forbes chart of the most expensive zip codes in the United States, there are two things that are worthy of mention:
1) The vast majority of the cities are located in California and New York.
2) Ventura is not on the list.
What does that mean?
It is possible to buy along the Southern California Coastline in Ventura for less than what it would cost to buy in most of California, yet the buyer would experience the same beautiful weather and be conveniently located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.. This makes Ventura highly desirable, as while prices may seem high as is, they are far more reasonable than most other cities throughout Ventura.