Known for being an artists’ enclave, the downtown village of Ojai is dotted with art galleries and New Age shops. Set in the Topatopa Mountains (Ventura County). Just northwest of Los Angeles and east of Santa Barbara, it is bordered by the Los Padres National Forest to the north and is a short drive to the popular recreation area of Lake Casitas. A popular tourist destination, this quaint town has boutique hotels, impressive examples of Spanish Mission architecture, hiking, spiritual retreats and weekly farmers’ markets featuring organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Ojai has 5 elementary schools (K-6), 1 junior high (7-8) and 2 high schools. There are many private school options in Ojai: Six K-12, two 1st – 12, one K-3, one Pre-K – 5, one K-6 and one K-8.