A sizable contingent of artists, musicians and health practitioners, Ojai is a town of about 8,000 residents. Although it was long inhabited by the Chumash and settled by other groups in the 1880s, it was not incorporated as a city until 1921. Originally a Western-style town, it was razed by a fire in 1917 and rebuilt in mostly Spanish Revival-style architecture with funds provided by Edward Libby, the founder of Libby Glass Company. Resting in the shadows of the Topa Topa and Sulpher Mountains, Ojai and the Ojai Valley are about 15 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. Tourism and recreation are the mainstays of the town’s economy. The charming business district is home to an abundance of shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes. Culturally rich for such a small community, Ojai offers something for everyone.
Condos: $500,000+ • Homes and Cottages: $750,000 - $2 Million • Ranches and Estates: $4 Million+
Nestled within a rare coastal valley on 220-oak studded acres, the iconic Ojai Valley Inn offers an abundance of active and peaceful pleasures with a legendary golf course, 31,000 square foot Spa Village, Artist Cottage & Apothecary, The Farmhouse at Ojai, multiple pools and seven unique dining outlets with settings that range from fast-casual, poolside, to fine dining.
For seven decades, the Ojai Music Festival has been a laboratory for the special chemistry that results from combining insatiable curiosity with unbounded creativity. A magical experience resulting in visits and performances by many of the world’s greatest musicians, composers and conductors.
From top-notch tapas to a cozy alfresco bakery, Ojai has lots to offer when it comes to restaurants and bars. Local, organic food is around every corner, which makes it easy to eat with the season.
Your hike awaits. Ojai is a hiking and biking mecca. There is a multitude of peaceful trails for all fitness levels. Whether you desire a light walk or an arduous adventure, Ojai has you covered.