Thousand Oaks

Welcome to Thousand Oaks California

Thousand Oaks has more than 125,000 residents and is nestled neatly within a picturesque plateau, rimmed by scenic hills, mountains and trees. It is situated 39 miles west of Los Angeles and 12 miles inland of the Pacific Ocean in Conejo Valley.Thousand Oaks Homes and Real estate

Geological History

The mountains, hills, and plateau that make up The Conejo Valley are a geologic chronicle to the Precambrian past when the forces of fire, ice, wind and water began to carve the California landscape as we see it today. Ventura County was under the ocean with volcanoes rising above the water’s surface. Seashells and other marine fossils are still embedded in our local hills. Over millions of years, powerful earthquakes and other natural forces raised and moved landmasses, sculpted mountains, valleys, riverbeds, lakes and canyons.

Pioneers

In the early 1800s, a Spanish governor granted more than 48,000 acres of land to two loyal soldiers. One of the grants included the area that became known as the Conejo Valley, (valley of the rabbits), within which Thousand Oaks was later established. For the next half-century, vaqueros roamed the terrain and tended great herds of cattle. In the late l800s, the valley began to be parceled into ranchos. Early pioneers opened a post office and the historic Stagecoach Inn.

In the early 1900s, the Janss family, developers of several Southern California subdivisions, purchased 10,000 acres of Conejo farmland. Field crops, orchards, chicken, hog and dairy farms dotted the landscape when the first local highway made it possible for motorcars to come out from Los Angeles to see the scenic countryside. More settlers arrived as well as flocks of tourists to see jungle animals performing at Goebel’s Lion Farm, opened in 1927, and later called Jungleland. By mid-century, the Janss Corporation activated plans for a “total community.” Within a decade, there were two shopping centers, an industrial park, schools, churches, and a four-year liberal arts college to lure increasingly more residents to the rural development.

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In 1964, the city was incorporated. The new city grew according to a plan that controlled growth and made sure to see a balanced mix of residential areas, modern shopping centers, schools, business and industrial centers, parks and open spaces.

In the beautiful ranch-filled Hidden Valley south of Thousand Oaks is the newly developed movie-star-and-millionaire residential mecca, developed by David Murdock, called Sherwood Valley. This peaceful country setting with gate-guarded privacy is only 40 minutes from the bustle of Los Angeles. Sherwood’s lake and 1,900 exclusive acres are sprinkled with sprawling mansions and a magnificent country club, including the famous Jack Nicklaus Championship Golf Course.

Thousand Oaks is dedicated to preserving its natural surroundings, and has earned recognition as one of the safest communities of its size in the nation as well being one of the top ten communities statewide for academic achievement.

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The community has also received recognition for its recreation and leisure programs at the Conejo Recreation & Park District. They have 42 developed parks, five playfields, seven community centers, and a large center park, where you’ll find Thousand Oaks Library and the Teen Center and Adult Centers.

Thousand Oaks offers a quality suburban lifestyle in a beautiful natural environment and they’re proud of it. Photos by User:Howcheng and CameronK23

 


ALL COMMUNITIES AND SUBDIVISIONS IN THOUSAND OAKS CALIFORNIA

MorningStar Collection

The MorningStar Collection is located along Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks California at the intersection of MorningStar Avenue and Olsen Road. There are two floor plans to choose from from 2837 ft.² to 3545 ft.² and nearly every home features a beautiful view of the Wildwood Park Mountains. This collection of just seven new homes sit on a small cul-de-sac street with large backyards and open floor plans.

Conejo Crest Estates

The newest subdivision in Thousand Oaks with homes from 2,000 SF priced from $1 million in the heart of downtown.

Eagle Ridge and Bellagio Neighborhoods of Thousand Oaks

Eagle Ridge and the gated community of Bellagio are located in the Lang Ranch area of Thousand Oaks California. This community is located in the northern section of thousand Oaks office N. Westlake Blvd. from E. Avenida De Los Arboles and Highway 23. This gated community only has one way in and out along N. Westlake Blvd.

Rancho Conejo, Newbury Park Thousand Oaks California

Rancho Conejo is actually located just outside Thousand Oaks in the small community of Newbury Park. This large, gated community is one of the more popular neighborhoods in the Conejo Valley. Home prices range from about $550,000-$2 million and everywhere in between. The average price is roughly $700,000-$850,000.

Verdigris Gated Community in Thousand Oaks California

Verdigris is a gated community located in North Thousand Oaks California just off N. Westlake Blvd. and E. Avenida De Los Arboles Road. This popular gated community is a collection of approximately 600 homes that were built around 1995.

North Shore Thousand Oaks California

North Shore is located on the north shore of Lake Sherwood in Thousand Oaks California. Nestled just off East Potrero Rd south of downtown on the shores of Lake Sherwood, this beautiful community offers high-end, luxury homes priced from $1.2 million.

The Meadows at Lake Sherwood in Thousand Oaks CA

The Meadows gated community is located just north of Lake Sherman and south of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village California. This gated community is easily accessible off of E. Potero Rd and about 10 minutes from the Westlake Plaza shopping center. Luxury homes starting at $1.2 million.

North Shore Thousand Oaks California

North Shore is located on the north shore of Lake Sherwood in Thousand Oaks California. Nestled just off East Potrero Rd south of downtown on the shores of Lake Sherwood, this beautiful community offers high-end, luxury homes priced from $1.2 million.