Welcome to Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks is located in Ventura Country and is the second-largest city in the region. This quiet, family-friendly community is an hour’s drive from the bustling downtown of Los Angeles and is situated in the heart of the Conejo Valley, close to Malibu Springs and Point Mugu State Park.
Originally known as a small Spanish settlement in the early 1800s, Thousand Oaks has since grown into a thriving, affluent community with some of the friendliest neighbors in the Greater Los Angeles area. In the early 1960s, it was incorporated into a city and has become a coveted place for residents and people looking to put down roots for their businesses.
Thousand Oaks gives you the luxury of big homes and large lots for the same amount of money you’d spend for much smaller places in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Homes tend to have a contemporary upgrade, though there is no standard style in the area. Like home styles, the range of housing prices is vast and is both suitable for first-time home buyers and those looking for a grand estate.
What to Love
- Great hiking trails and paths all throughout the region
- Thousands of gorgeous oak trees and vast greenspaces
- Family-oriented neighborhood with great school systems
People & Lifestyle
Settle down in this upscale, suburban community that is heavily geared toward families. Thousand Oaks has a relaxed, down-to-earth vibe that draws everyone in. It’s close enough to downtown Los Angeles that you can still have a vibrant city life while being able to escape the hustle for the solitude of your home.
Thousand Oaks is the perfect location for young couples and professionals, families, and retirees. It’s a community where you come to know all your neighbors, and thanks to a great school system and green spaces, it’s easy for your family to make this beautiful town their new home. For working professionals, the commute to the heart of Los Angeles is a manageable one.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Thousand Oaks is strewn with places to pop in for a bite or drink, and it’s the shopping hub of the Conejo Valley, where residents from all over the venture.
The Oaks Mall is the biggest shopping mall in the area, with big brand names and small boutiques alike. It has a movie theater, restaurants, and even a farmers market every Thursday. Another great place to shop is the Janss Marketplace, an outdoor courtyard mall with specialty stores, restaurants, and gyms.
Dining options are never an issue in Thousand Oaks, as there are hundreds of restaurants for you to delight in. One particular favorite is Mastro's Steakhouse, with an amazing ambiance and even better food. If you’re looking for something a little more casual, try out Tarantula Hill Brewing Company for happy hour, where you can try quality craft beer and some of the best artisanal eats.
Things to Do
Thousand Oaks is a big community, meaning it has a wide variety of activities to accommodate its residents and guests, from a grand performing arts center to picturesque gardens.
Fourth of July Firework Spectacular is an event every Thousand Oaks resident looks forward to, with a pancake breakfast and Home Derby Run. For fun all summer long, Conejo Recreation & Park District Summer Concerts in the Park takes place from May to September. Grab a picnic basket and a couple of lawn chairs, sit back, and enjoy some live music.
In Thousand Oaks, it’s easy to get outside and discover some great hiking trails and parks. Check out the Gardens of the World botanical garden for more outdoor fun, or improve your golf swing at the Los Robles Greens golf course. At the end of the night, dive into the arts at the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center with amazing talent and jaw-dropping shows.
Thousand Oaks is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: