Consistently rated one of the safest cities in the US, Moorpark has plenty of recreational options with abundant open space with hiking and equestrian trails, parks, and first-class golf courses. The Moorpark Unified School District encompasses six elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, one continuation school, and the award-winning High School at Moorpark College. Well-known for quality education, Moorpark schools have won the statewide Academic Decathlon for 5 of the past 15 years. Moorpark College is a unique and top-rated college with programs in business, science, and vocational studies. The exotic animal training and management curriculum operates with an expanding on-campus zoo facility which is open to the public. The physics and astronomy departments also boast Ventura County’s only public observatory.