37,000 residents are proud to call Moorpark, a classic suburban town, home. Nearly two-dozen parks provide just one reason why the city has been praised as an ideal place to raise a family.
Just over fifteen miles to beautiful California shores, perfect for family beach photo ops, is yet another of those reasons for Moorpark’s popularity.
The farm-to-table movement is alive in well in town as well, thanks to the bounty of fresh sustainable and organic produce available every growing season from Underwood Family Farms. City residents in the mood for mystery-solving adventure and great fun beeline to the Excido Escape Room. Finally, the town has earned international media attention for America’s Teaching Zoo, which offers behind-the-scenes tours to guests and is located at Moorpark College, arguably the epicenter for exciting gatherings and worthwhile events for the city.
The homey atmosphere and live music at Lucky Fools Pub make it popular with many Moorpark families. Pastry chef Massimiliano Carrara of Tuscany helps to elevate the delicious Italian sweets at Carrara Pastries to heavenly levels. Maintaining the Italian theme is Cafe Firenze and its selection of authentic dishes like pancetta-wrapped jumbo shrimp and short rib ravioli. Arguably most popular of all is Wood Ranch, a lively barbecue outpost with a good number of gluten-free options.
The scenic grassy vistas at Happy Camp Canyon Park attract Moorpark hikers, runners, and adventurers particularly on the weekends.
On clear days the hiking trails there afford views as far as the Channel Islands. The wildflowers and sightings of rabbits and golden eagles accent the enjoyment possible here.
Low crime figures (safer than 63% of U.S. cities) and a high percentage of college-educated residents (nearly 40%) make it great for families. The median age in town is 37 years of age, with a median income of $100,000.
The highly-rated Moorpark Unified School District‘s range of 13 schools features great campuses like Mountain Meadows Elementary School (458 students) and The High School At Moorpark College (just 82 students).