Newbury Park has frequently been listed as one of the best places to live in Ventura County. Its residents enjoy a level of affluence that is one of the highest in the county. The city is also home to the headquarters of Amgen, the multinational biopharmaceutical company. The city is also home to many high-tech jobs and regional corporate offices.
Newbury Park is named after Egbert Starr Newbury, who owned thousands of acres of land in the Conejo Valley and who was the first postmaster in the 1870s. The historic Stagecoach Inn is located in Newbury Park. When it was first established the Inn was used by travelers between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara as a stagecoach station. Today the Stagecoach Inn is open to the public where visitors can take a tour through its historical history.
The Chumash people inhabited parts of Newbury Park beginning about 7,000 years ago, many ancient burial sites and found throughout the city, most near the Santa Monica Mountains in the Southern portion of the community. There are some great hiking trails in this area if you are looking to get out into nature. Located in the Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa park are numerous trails you where you can explore the open space of Newbury Park, there is even a trial that will take you out to beach.
Lastly, the schools located in Newbury Park are expectational when it comes to their student population test scores. Sycamore Canyon located in Dos Vientos is the only combined Elementary and Middle school in the county, with a rating of 8/10 from GreatSchools.org. Also, it’s Highschool, Newbury Park High, is an International Baccalaureate (IB) accredited school. Students who enroll into their IB Diploma Program will receive rigorous pre-university study courses in multiple languages, social science, experimental science, mathematics, and an elective.