Somis is an unincorporated community of Ventura County, california that was established in 1892 by Thomas Bar and D.T. Perkins. The name of this townsite may have been derived from “water of the scrub oak,” a chumash placename referring to the presence of water. Somis Community provides a sense of community for a larger rural, agricultural area that lies within the Somis School District boundary. Primarily an agricultural area, but is home to a hardware store, a market known as the Somis Market which is also a Mexican Cafe, a post office, an elementary school, several shops including the Somis Nut House, a small animal hospital, one main residential tract and numerous estates and ranches.