Welcome to a picturesque community surrounded by stunning landscapes and natural tranquility. Nestled along the San Cayetano mountains, Piru Gateway offers the best of family life in a friendly neighborhood setting. This quaint community offers 3 and 4 bedroom residences in Cottage, Craftsman and Spanish style architecture. Ranging from 1,671 – 2,178 square feet, our residences feature spacious designs and impeccable craftsmanship. Blending into its natural surroundings, Piru Gateway will feature a community park with a creative selection of plants, trees, rocks with BBQs, picnic tables and playgrounds for the community to enjoy.
Piru is a small community in northeast Ventura County just 15 minutes west of Interstate 5 and Santa Clarita. It began as a farming town in the late 1800’s that served as a citrus stop for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Paralleling El Camino Real (now known as Highway 126), the rail line was built from east to west – Los Angeles to Ventura. The town of Piru was laid out in 1888 by David C. Cook, a publisher of religious books from Illinois who had moved west for his health. Cooked planned to create a “Second Garden of Eden” and planted over 900 acres of oranges, apricots, walnuts, olives and other fruit and nut trees.
Lake Piru is located in the Los Padres National Forest next to the Sespe Condor Sanctuary, only a few minutes drive from the community. The Lake is popular for sailing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, water skiing, and fishing. Its marina provides fishing and pontoon boat rentals, as well as dry storage. Picnic tables, camping grounds, launching ramp, mooring, a store and a snack bar are also present.
Enjoy a beautiful family friendly 3 or 4 hour train trip adventure through the Heritage Valley on scheduled Saturdays & Sundays during the year. Ride on historic train cars used in several well known movies, tv shows and commercials. Each Weekend Scenic adventure includes 2 fun stops to explore along the route.
“Heritage Valley” (LA- Ventura county line to Ventura City limits) is PART of the Santa Clara River Valley and includes the communities of Santa Paula, Fillmore, and Piru. The designation, Heritage Valley, was chosen when representatives of tourism related organizations and businesses throughout that geographical area, about 20 years ago, joined together under Ventura County leadership to promote tourism under the name Heritage Valley Tourism Bureau.
This 10,000 square foot skate plaza draws from the history and heritage of Piru, with Citrus-themed skate features, as well as a stylized railroad trestle, similar in form to historic bridges in the vicinity of the park. Enjoy a nice day of skating at Piru Skate Park!
Piru has been used for shooting film and television productions over the years, including Ghost Busters,The Dukes of Hazzard, Murder, She Wrote, NCIS and many others. Piru Youth Sports sponsors outdoor movies during the Summer at the Depot, while a vibrant Sports program is enjoyed year round. Enjoy local markets, restaurants or watch the latest Hollywood show being filmed downtown!