About The Area

why live in this area?


Natural Beauty & Recreation

Thousand Oaks is 56 square miles and is located within the the Santa Monica Mountains with over 15,000 acres of natural publicly owned open space located within the City’s boundaries. Thousand Oaks’ open space was designed specifically for the beauty of Southern California’s beautiful climate with 75 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or walking paths.

The property is located in Sherwood Country Club, which is located adjacent to some of Southern California’s most appealing hiking trails, such as Sandstone Peak, the historic Backbone Trail & Rocky Oaks Park. The property is surrounded by pristine protected land, ensuring natural beauty for many years to come.

Near the Beach

86 Williamsburg Way is located in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains, just 14.2 miles from one of the most scenic ocean vistas in the world, El Matador Beach, Malibu, California.

Public Schools

Blue Ribbon & Distinguished Schools – The area’s appeal and desirability is also attributed to some of the State of California’s most sought after school district, the Conejo Valley Unified School District.

Nearly every school in the district has been awarded either the distinguished “No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School” award and/or “California Distinguished School Award”, an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the state that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs. Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year following a selection process.

Private Schools

The area is home to some of the most elite and the most highly respected private schools in the country, including, Oaks Christian School & La Reina High School.

Colleges

Thousand Oaks is also home to several colleges, most notably, California Lutheran University & Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business & Management

The City of Thousand Oaks has earned well-deserved accolades: (from toaks.org)

  • Ranked #1 on FBI Safest Cities Rankings in California and #4 in the nation with a population of 100,000+
  • Ranked #4 on Kiplinger’s “10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids”
  • Bicycling Magazine’s Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities in America
  • Featured in the Safewise 50 Safest Cities in California
  • Tree City USA
  • 2013 Top 50 ranking for the Government Green Fleet Award
  • Los Robles was the only hospital in Ventura County to be honored with an “A” grade in Fall 2013
  • Received recognition of excellence for TOTV by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors
  • Named one of the 50 greenest cities in the US by Popular Science Magazine
  • Trail City National Hall of Fame

Click to View a List of the Area’s Public, Private Schools & Colleges

Nearly every school in the district has been awarded either the distinguished “No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School” award and/or “California Distinguished School Award”, an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the state that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs. Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year following a selection process.

The area is home to some of the most elite and the most highly respected private schools in the country, including, Oaks Christian School & La Reina High School.

Thousand Oaks is also home to several colleges, most notably, California Lutheran University & Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business & Management.

California Distinguished School Award

  • Acacia – 1995
  • Aspen – 2002
  • Banyan – 2002
  • Cypress – 2000
  • Earths Magnet – 2012
  • Glenwood – 1998
  • Ladera – 1997
  • Lang Ranch – 2008
  • Madrona – 2012
  • Maple – 2000
  • Sycamore Cyn – 2008
  • Walnut – 2004
  • Weathersfield – 1997
  • Westlake – 2002
  • Westlake Hills – 1998
  • Wildwood – 1995
  • Colina – 2001
  • Los Cerritos – 2003
  • Redwood – 2013
  • Sequoia – 2011
  • Century Academy – 2013
  • Newbury Park – 2005
  • Thousand Oaks – 2001
  • Westlake – 2009

No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools

  • Colina Middle – 2002
  • Los Cerritos Middle – 2004
  • Newbury Park High – 2006
  • Redwood Middle – 2006
  • Thousand Oaks High – 2002
  • Westlake Hills Elementary – 1999
  • Westlake High – 2004