Living in the City
A beautiful landscape, a clear view and 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. These elements coupled with the Mediterranean climate covers the community in perfect temperatures all year round. An ideal location, inviting climate, country setting and attractive living conditions combine to make this area one of the most desirable in Southern California. Incorporated in 1964, Thousand Oaks is a premiere Southern California master-planned community.
Thousand Oaks is home to more than 15,000 acres of public open space with 75 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails, and is next door to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area which gives those with a love of the outdoors a wonderful place to enjoy the environment. However, the cultural arts are alive and flourishing in this City of 127,000 with the world-class Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza which houses the Countrywide Performing Arts Center, including the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre of the Performing Arts and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. Both theatres offer a wide variety of performances including popular entertainers, Broadway musicals, ballet, symphony, live theatre, distinguished speakers, comedy, jazz, and award-winning children's shows, and much more. The Civic Arts Plaza is a focal point in the community and is also home to City Hall and a five-acre park.
This family-friendly community, often named one of the safest cities for its size in the nation, prides itself on volunteerism - its members coming together to impact society in a positive manner - to create a better world for future generations.