Camarillo is a city within Ventura County, California. A short drive from the ocean, retirees find this city appealing for the warm weather and quaint atmosphere. Los Angeles is about 50 miles away for when active adults want to explore a larger city.
Climate & Geography
Camarillo has a warm-summer Mediterannean climate. The average annual high temperature is in the low 70s and the average annual low temperature is in the low 50s. The average annual precipitation is around 15 inches of rainfall.
Camarillo is located at the eastern end of the Oxnard Plain and the with the Santa Susana Mountains to the north. The elevation is approximately 180 feet above sea level.
Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment
Residents take advantage of the warm weather that Camarillo has to offer by frequently visiting wineries and cellars throughout the city. There are numerous museums and botanical gardens for active adults to explore. Every form of shopping is available, from high fashion to antiques.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The median home cost is well above the national median. California places No. 49 for cost of living. California does not tax Social Security income or Railroad Retirement benefits. All other retirement income is taxed. Residents over 65 can claim an extra $118 exemption off their tax bill. There is a 2.5% state penalty on early distributions from retirement plans, annuities, and IRAs.
St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital is the one medical center and hospital located directly in Camarillo. Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center is located, in Thousand Oaks, less than nine miles from Camarillo and ranked high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure.