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The City of Thousand Oaks is a premiere community recognized for being one of the most desirable places in all of California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family. Located in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in Ventura County, Thousand Oaks is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and with over 15,000 acres of natural publicly owned open space located within the City’s boundaries.
One-Third Designated Open Space
The City prides itself on its designated open space with 150 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or just leisurely walking. Our efforts at local electricity generation have also been very successful, especially at our wastewater treatment plant. Thousand Oaks is a Tree City, USA, and has been named one of the county's greenest cities.
We have been designated one of the safest cities in the US and one of 10 great cities to raise your kids. Thousand Oaks is home to some of the nation's top schools, outstanding parks, and a myriad of shopping opportunities, including one of the largest auto malls in the nation. Visit Conejo Valley for more information.
Cultural Arts Destination
Another source of pride is the Civic Arts Plaza. Opened in 1994, this jewel of cultural arts has become a beacon for our region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, children’s shows, ballets, and much more.
Amgen Cycling Tour Center
Another world class event that the City is proud to be a part of is the Amgen Tour of California. Thousand Oaks has served as host to the final stages of this international cycling race on several occasions. The Amgen Tour of California is the nation’s largest and most recognized cycling event. We are one of the country's top 50 bike-friendly cities.
Partners with Business
Thousand Oaks values collaboration with residents and businesses. This commitment to public-private partnerships is most evident in the adoption of the City’s blueprint for a revitalized downtown, the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan. Some of the City’s most impressive accomplishments have come in the realm of infrastructure improvements. Public infrastructure enhances quality of life, and ensures the mobility of residents and businesses, now and in the future.