Hueneme - Port or Beach?
Would you buy a home in Port Hueneme. Would you sell a home in Hueneme Beach. Can you even pronounce Hueneme?
There has been some real name pain in Port Hueneme during the past week. The question to change the name of this fair city centered around changing it to either Port Hueneme or Hueneme Beach.
Port Hueneme (pronounced "Why-nee'mee") is a small seaside community in Ventura County, California, with a population of 21,845, and is located 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 40 miles south of Santa Barbara.
The City's name derives from a Chumash word that means "resting place". It was considered the 'resting place' between two larger Chumash settlements: today's Malibu and Ventura.
It was thought that if "Beach" were in the name, more tourists would be attracted to this small city by the shore. Others vigorously opposed it. Those opposing were in the majority and so the name change proposal has been dropped.
Those that want to keep the current name said it more accurately reflects the 'port' rather than the beach.
The port has established its presence as an important auto port along the West Coast of the United States. Port Hueneme is the only deep water port between Los Angeles and San Francisco, so it gets a lot of business for shipping and receiving automobiles, pineapples, bananas, and more.
The city of Port Hueneme may be best known today as the headquarters for the USNCBC, home of the Navy’s “Pacific Seabees.”
The recent disaster in Japan has disrupted shipping to this port, but it is also looked to as a viable passageway to get aid and materials to Japan as it begins to rebuild.
Port Hueneme is surrounded by larger cities but continues to keep its small town charm.The city also has buyer assistance programs. It has a Senior (over 55) Residential Community and near the beach condominiums.
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