Welcome to Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks is a bucolic community nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains northwest of Los Angeles. The community was named after the countless oak trees dotting its rolling landscape. This small city’s development began with the master-planned Newbury Park neighborhood in the 1960s. Thousand Oaks later grew to encompass several other previously unincorporated communities. Official statistics regularly rank Thousand Oaks among the nation’s safest and most crime-free cities. Thousand Oaks also frequently features at the top of lists of the United States’ most family-friendly and bike-friendly cities. This peaceful community is a Hollywood outpost with celebrity residents and famous filming sites.
Thousand Oaks offers an abundance of unspoiled natural scenery, with 150 miles of hiking and bike trails and over 15,000 acres of publicly-owned open space. Homes are large and private with a wide range of styles. Expect impeccable attention lavished onto every detail of Thousand Oaks’ stunning estates and elegant architectural masterpieces.
What to Love
Peaceful and family-friendly
Refined shopping and dining
Trails and open space
Cultural performances at the Civic Art Plaza
People & Lifestyle
Thousand Oaks is a wonderfully livable community with great schools, sophisticated shopping and dining, and gorgeous scenery. The city is dotted with parks and surrounded by open space preserves rising into the Santa Monica Mountains. This relaxed and inviting city also offers a variety of community events along with diverse cultural performances at the Civic Arts Plaza.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Thousand Oaks has a revamped downtown area centered on the Civic Arts Plaza along with several upscale shopping centers and an array of high-quality restaurants and craft beer breweries. Tarantula Hill Brewery takes its name from one of the many peaks in the area, providing captivating views over Thousand Oak’s gorgeous landscape. The brewery pairs exquisite craft beers with gourmet wood-fired pizzas and organic ice cream prepared at an in-house creamery. Japanese eatery Cho Cho San offers creative sushi rolls, grilled teppanyaki dishes, and happy hour drink specials. The Oaks is a sophisticated shopping mall with indoor and outdoor areas featuring over 180 businesses. Tenants include Macy’s and Nordstrom department stores, fashion and beauty brands such as Sephora and Michael Kors, and a 14-screen AMC movie theater. More shopping and dining can be found across the street at Janss Marketplace. Janss has a Spanish-style central courtyard with a large fountain and palm trees flanked by businesses such as Nordstrom Rack, Gold’s Gym, and Sharkey’s Woodfired Mexican Grill. Close to the Civic Arts Plaza, The Lakes features health-focused stores and restaurants such as Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins for organic groceries and Sunlife Organics for smoothies, juices, protein shakes, and wellness shots. Other Thousand Oaks retailers include a Whole Foods Market on Moorpark Road.
Things to Do
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza stages around 400 events annually at its two downtown theaters. The lineup includes contemporary and classic musical acts, Broadway musicals, comedy shows, lectures, film screenings, plays, ballet, special programs for kids, and more. Other events in Thousand Oaks include Conejo Valley Days at Conejo Creek Park in May with live music and carnival rides. Thousand Oaks Chili Cook-Off & Craft Brew Festival also takes place in May. Along with a chili cooking contest and a huge variety of craft beer, the festival features a classic car show, two stages of live music, and a kids zone with lots of fun activities. Homes in this pastoral community are surrounded by numerous parks and lots of open space. Conejo Creek North Park has two playgrounds, volleyball courts, and a healing garden in a beautiful setting with two ponds and a stream. The adjacent Conejo Creek Equestrian Park has three horse arenas and two holding pens. Conejo Valley Botanic Garden has 15 distinctive hillside gardens ascending to a peak with vista views. The largest open space in the area is Wildwood Regional Park, which extends over 1,765 acres to Thousand Oaks’ northwest. 27 miles of trails wind through Wildwood’s diverse habitats, and the park is home to many plant and animal species. Its geographic features include Paradise Falls, a 70-foot waterfall that cascades into a steep gorge. Many classic Hollywood movies were filmed in Wildwood Regional Park, including Spartacus, How the West Was Won, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
Public schools in Thousand Oaks are operated by the Conejo Valley Unified School District.
Lang Ranch, Public, K-5
Wildwood Elementary, Public, K-5
Weathersfield Elementary, Public, K-5
Los Cerritos Middle, Public, 6-8
Thousand Oaks High, Public, 9-12