Oak View is a census-designated place in Ventura County, California, United States located in the western portion of the Ojai Valley situated between the towns of Casitas Springs (south) and Mira Monte (north). The town is adjacent to the Ventura River and nearby Lake Casitas.
The town of Oak View “sprang up” in the late 1940s and early 1950s as a bedroom community primarily, although not exclusively, for those who worked in the oil industry in nearby Ventura. Besides nearby downtown Ojai, the town is the only other town in the Ojai Valley with a discernible “downtown”.
Although Oak View is located within the Ojai Valley, the town itself is located within the boundaries of the Ventura Unified School District.