Ojai’s Charms Are Many
The community has long been known as a haven for artists, musicians and health enthusiasts. A village of about 8,000, Ojai is a vibrant place with so much natural beauty that it gained fame decades ago when the area was photographed to represent Shangri-La in the 1939 movie, The Lost Horizon. Filled with delightful shops, art galleries and a host of places to retreat from the fast-paced lifestyle, Ojai invites you to walk its oak-shaded paths, taking some time to drink in the serenity of it all.
Known for It’s Rich History
The Ojai Valley was once inhabited by the Chumash Indians, and it is from their word “Awhai” meaning “moon” that the name Ojai is derived. One of the oldest towns in Ventura County, Ojai was settled in the 1800s and incorporated as a city in 1921.
The town quickly became a mecca, not only for pioneer families seeking a healthy environment, but also for wealthy Easterners wishing to winter in a warm climate.
Ojai today is known for its artists, educational institutions, rich musical presentations, delicious tangerines, tennis tournaments, spiritual and health offerings, and scenic beauty. The town is surrounded by peaks that give off a glow in the evening light known as the pink moment.