Is Santa Paula ghetto ? From a police officers perspective Yes. Per capita, definitely one of the more crime ridden cities in VC.
This town overall is really safe to raise a family and provides a lot of historical value to the town. Santa Paula is my home town & will always have a special place in my heart. It has a great sense of community and is a beautiful little town.
Santa Paula is the geographical center of Ventura County, situated in the rich agricultural Santa Clara River Valley. The City is surrounded by rolling hills and rugged mountain peaks in addition to orange, lemon and avocado groves. In fact, Santa Paula is referred to as the “Citrus Capital of the World.”
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Distance between Santa Paula and Santa Barbara is 59 kilometers (37 miles). Driving distance from Santa Paula to Santa Barbara is 70 kilometers (43 miles).
The Oxnard CA crime rate for 2018 was 378.3 per 100,000 population, a 12.71% decline from 2017. The Oxnard CA crime rate for 2017 was 433.39 per 100,000 population, a 4.43% decline from 2016. The Oxnard CA crime rate for 2016 was 453.48 per 100,000 population, a 2.14% increase from 2015.
Other movies that were filmed partially in Santa Paula include The Philadelphia Experiment (1984), the Chinatown sequel The Two Jakes (1990), the Martin Short/Danny Glover buddy comedy Pure Luck (1991), For Love of the Game (1999), Bubble Boy (2001), starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and Bedtime Stories (2008) starring Adam
From CA 126 in Santa Paula , take the 10th Street exit (CA 150) and proceed north on 10th Street which will become Ojai Road. Go approximately 8 miles to Thomas Aquinas College. The trailhead parking is on the right, over the bridge just past the college entrance.