It could be said that the City of Fillmore, in Ventura County, California is a community in waiting. Located 55 miles from bustling Los Angeles, Fillmore is home to 16,000 residents who enjoy the peaceful benefits of living in a primarily agricultural setting, surrounded by avocado and orange groves. With soaring views of the Topa Topa mountain range and a quaint historic feel, Fillmore has been dubbed “The last best small town in California.”

Fillmore has a historic downtown that was established when the Southern Pacific built the railroad through the valley in 1887. The rail line also provided a name for the town: J. A. Fillmore was a general superintendent for the company's Pacific system. 

Fillmore's economy is still largely driven by agriculture. Most of the agricultural industry in the Fillmore area is related to orangelemonavocado orchard farming and packing, and, more recently, specimen tree farming. To a lesser extent, row crop farming and small industry and assembly are also present in and near Fillmore and in other parts of the Santa Clara River Valley

Fillmore has a classic "turn of the 20th century" downtown architecture, the one-screen Fillmore Towne Theatre, and many unique shops and businesses, including the Giessinger winery. Adjacent to the railroad tracks and a much-photographed city hall is the Railroad Visitor Center operated by the Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society, which has many displays as well as a fully operational 90-foot (27 m) train turntable and several restored railroad cars.

Fillmore is a city with history and pride which is only a couple of reasons why we feature them today.
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