Welcome to Thousand Oaks
Family-oriented and serene, this Los Angeles suburb is renowned for its sprawling parks and upscale commercial scene.
More than 15,000 acres of open space is preserved in the upbeat city of Thousand Oaks, a friendly hub of outdoor recreation set north of the Santa Monica Mountains. Setting a new standard for tranquility, Thousand Oaks provides residents peace of mind without seclusion — its more than 100,000 residents are able to enjoy wonderful dining and shopping within minutes of home. Incorporated in 1964, the city chose its name to honor its green scenery, namely, the towering oak trees surrounding and interwoven throughout the community.
A combination of commanding, multimillion-dollar estates, and more affordable single-family homes makes up the residential real estate market in Thousand Oaks, and options are largely defined by which neighborhood buyers are browsing. In quiet cul-de-sacs near to great schools, mid-century ranches and modern new builds both abound. Up in higher elevations and in nearby neighborhoods such as Sherwood Estates, palatial abodes range from castle-like French colonial manors to sophisticated contemporary stunners.
What to Love
- Energetic shopping and dining right at your fingertips
- Private and esteemed neighborhoods with mountain views
- Family-friendly environment with excellent schools
Though Thousand Oaks is well-suited towards all demographics, the city has an atmosphere that’s incredibly popular with families in particular. The relaxed feel of Thousand Oaks is emphasized by gorgeous parks, lakes, and heavily wooded neighborhoods. It’s the kind of town which, despite its size, locals are apt to know their baristas by name and have a rotation of favorite hangouts.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
The airy, outdoor shopping mall known as The Promenade is saturated in the kind of sophistication that has high-end luxury written all over it. A mix of independent boutiques and well-known, upscale brands, The Promenade
is home to retailers like lululemon
, Brandy Melville
, and Nike
The center also contains an array of excellent restaurants, lifestyle services, and spas, as well as entertainment options such as the on-site Cinépolis Luxury Cinema
. Movie-goers can enjoy craft cocktails and premium meals with their cinematic views at Cinépolis, making it a popular spot for family celebrations and romantic date nights.
Dining is as abundant in Thousand Oaks as retail, with plenty of standout restaurants to spare. One such restaurant is Mastro’s Steakhouse
, which stands out from the crowd with its intimate grandeur and a menu of delectable American classics and mouth-watering Japanese Wagyu steaks. Boccaccio's Restaurant
is an essential must for the sumptuous Italian cuisine served with lakeside views.
Things to Do
Those who live in Thousand Oaks know that when it comes to fostering unforgettable experiences, the city is among the county’s finest. Opportunities for recreation are abundant at Thousand Oaks, beginning with the massive Wildwood Regional Park
, which features more than 27 miles of bewitching hiking trails.
Gardens of the World
supplies a more manicured way to marvel at nature, a floral wonder that rests at the heart of Thousand Oaks. Indoor recreation is available at the Conejo Valley YMCA
, which serves as the base for all things sports-related in Thousand Oaks and includes a top-of-the-line gymnasium.
Directly across from Gardens of the World, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
is the city’s pulse for performing arts and the largest performing arts center between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Notable performers of the past have included The Beach Boys, Liza Minelli, and BB King. The venue also regularly hosts Broadway shows, big bands, and comedians.
Thousand Oaks is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Lang Ranch, K-5, highly rated public elementary school ranked #6 in the county
- Ascension Lutheran School, K-8, highly rated private Christian elementary school
- Hillcrest Christian School, PK & K-12, highly rated private Christian school
- La Reina Girls Middle and High School, 6-12, highly rated, private, all-girls Catholic school ranked #6 in the county