Located in the unincorporated area of Ventura County, Somis lies just north of the city of Camarillo. Camarillo is ranked #3 in Sperling's safest cities for low crime, and #5 best city in the U.S. for telecommuting. In 2000, the population of Somis was 2946. Somis is comprised of one residential "tract", and many ranches and estates. The climate of Somis is most enjoyable. Thanks to its proximity to the ocean, cooling sea breezes can be felt year round. Some properties even have ocean views.
There are various "mom and pop" establishments in Somis such as the Somis Market, a Mexican cafe, and the "Somis Nut House" which has been selling a variety of nuts, dried fruits, and gift baskets for 53 years. Underwood Family Farms, voted #1 produce stand in Ventura County for the last 10 years, has a second location in Somis. Here, the family can enjoy hayrides, and picking favorite fruits and vegetables year round. Underwood Family Farms also sponsors a yearly Civil War reenactment on its grounds. Somis is home to the Saticoy Country club which has been dubbed, "the oldest and finest golf club in Ventura County".
Somis is home to many large A circuit show barns and Olympic training facilities, including Michael Lieberg Dressage. Mr. Lieberg, a German National Grand Prix champion, holds the highest certification attainable as a German equestrian professional. His 20 acre facility in Somis is set amidst lemon and avocado groves. Somis is obviously a horse centered community with its 58 other riding and boarding facilities!