Santa Paula is just over 10 miles away from Ventura. Homes for rent in this city give families access to museums and festivals that celebrate the area's history. There's the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula, the Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, the California Oil Museum, the Santa Paula Art Museum, the Citrus Festival and Moonlight at the Ranch- all of which immerse renters in the heritage of the city. There are also attractions like the Santa Paula Theater Center and the Santa Paula 7 Theaters.
Facts for Renters
The annual Citrus Festival takes place every summer in July. There are bands and DJs every night at the main stage. There's also a carnival, food, crafts, a citrus pavilion and a kid's stage. The festival acts as a fundraiser and benefits youth organizations, scouting troops and schools in Santa Paula.
In 1862, the land for the city was given to a man named George Briggs. He took what was once the Rancho Santa Paula y Saticoy and sold pieces of it to farmers. It became a town in 1873, and Nathan Blanchard planted the first orange tree in the area in 1874. When a railroad was built through the area, the fruits were shipped nationwide.
Oil was found in Santa Paula in 1880. The first large oil reserve in the area was hit in 1888, and led to the formation of the Union Oil Company in 1890. The city was the first headquarters for the Union Oil Company, and the Santa Paula Oil Museum is now located in the building.
Resources for Renters
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