Welcome to Meiners Oaks
Family-friendly atmosphere surrounded by lush scenery.
Lying north of Mira Monte and a few strolls away from the dining, shopping, and attractions of Ojai Village is a quaint neighborhood nestled in the heart of the Valley. This community, which is located near Lake Casitas and the Ventura river with its many hiking trails, is known as Meiners Oaks.
Acquired by John Meiners, a German native, in the 1870s, this former Southern California oak grove was quickly established into a ranch with several hundred acres used for growing lemons, apricots, oranges, plum, wheat, and barley.
Today, Meiners Oaks is a landscape of cozy single-family homes nestled among lush greenery. With mostly sunny weather all year round, it is the ideal location for outdoorsy people who want to reside in one of California’s most sought-after cities.
What to Love
- Ojai Land Conservancy Hiking Trails and swimming hole in the Ventura River bottom
- Matilija Hot Springs is great for a warm dip
- Upscale local restaurants and excellent schools
People & Lifestyle
A cozy, pastoral scene with bohemian notes and sweet country vibes, this Ojai Valley neighborhood is prized by residents for its serene, magical feel. Living in Meiners Oaks is a golden opportunity to reconnect with nature, relish stunning sights from the comfort of your home, take a dip in cool waters on hot afternoons or even listen to woodpeckers nip at oaks in your backyard.
Although residents enjoy easy access to the commerce of downtown Ojai, some of Ojai’s local favorites, including the famous Mexican food at La Fuente, call Meiners Oaks their home.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Because the residents of Meiners Oaks are concerned about personal health, you’ll find all sorts of organic foods at Farmer and The Cook
— even special vegan meals! If you’re more into tasty paninis or mozzarella baked fries, Papa Lennon
might just be the perfect place for you.
Meiners Oaks is home to Ranch House
, which serves luscious desserts and refined wines in an upscale setting with a lush view of the trees outside. For household supplies, there’s always the local Meiners Oaks hardware store
Donut lovers will certainly love Donut Hole
's chocolate frosted donuts, but if you need something more substantial, order up some hamburgers on the go from Jolly Kone
Things to Do
The ample community culture of Ojai Valley means there are exciting activities for every Meiners Oaks resident to partake in. From Pixie Month
to garden tours
and Art in the Park
, Meiners Oaks has got it all.
You can gather with all of Ojai Valley at the beautiful Lake Casitas Recreation Area
for a vibrant Ojai Wine Festival
or get a taste of all things lavender-flavored as you walk through the bustle of the Lavender Festival
. Pick your own fragrant lavender at Frog Creek Farm
to enjoy the full vibes of this event. The festival even offers scholarships to locals who are actively engaged in educational programs fostering the beneficial uses of lavender. Plus there’s free parking and lots of food!
Meiners Oaks is served by Ojai Unified School District, home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: