The lifeblood and heart of downtown Oxnard,
historic Heritage Square, consists of several restored Craftsman and Victorian houses
that once belonged to the city’s founding families. The Petit Playhouse and its Elite Theatre Company reside here, and several other businesses call this area home as well. Locals come to the square for weddings and other formal private functions, as well as to enjoy multiple community-oriented festivities and events throughout the year. A visitor center with a gift shop attracts tourists who want to take a piece of this beautiful coastal city with them.
Those looking to call this neighborhood home can find a variety of apartments for rent surrounding downtown Oxnard, with plenty of opportunities for recreation and socialization at the close-by beach. Many of the local residents are enlisted or civilian workers at the nearby Port Hueneme naval base.