For safe, family friendly living, look no further than the city of Thousand Oaks California. With average home values of $600,000 and a median household income of $101,000, Thousand Oaks is home to nearly 130,000 residents. Just 15 minutes from the Pacific Ocean coastline and surrounded by mountain views, the city sits on 56 square miles that includes 15,000 acres of open space. Ranked #1 on the FBI list of safest cities in California, Thousand Oaks has much to offer.
Incorporated in 1964 in Ventura County, Thousand Oaks has encompasses over 100 neighborhoods with a variety of living options. The busy, City Center area has an array of apartments and townhomes ranging from luxury high rises to single story studios, and singles and younger couples gravitate to the diversity and culture that flows freely in Greenwich Village. The Casa Conejo neighborhood is popular as it has been voted more family friendly than 96% of all California neighborhoods with excellent schools and extremely low crime rates, while older couples and retirees prefer the safety, peace and quiet of Monclef Village. With temperatures ranging from a high of 90 in July to a low of 40 in January, everyone loves the weather.
Conveniently situated between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Thousand Oaks is just over an hour's commute to either city, and the technological hub of Simi Valley is only a twenty minute drive away. Public transportation is also available via the Thousand Oaks Transit bus system which runs four routes throughout the city, including regular stops at the Moorpark Metrolink station. The Metrolink provides transportation into the cities of Los Angeles, Riverside, Anaheim and San Juan Capistrano to name only a few. Affordable public transport is only one benefit of living in the Thousand Oaks community, award winning schools are another. The Conejo Valley Unified School District consists of four high schools, four intermediate schools and nineteen elementary schools. Sixteen of the schools have been named Distinguished California Schools and four have been designated National Blue Ribbon Schools. In addition to these public schools, there are also nine private and parochial schools to choose from and two four-year universities California Lutheran University or Biola University-Thousand Oaks. It isn't all work and school, though. Thousand oaks is home to the Gardens of the World, Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area and the Civic Arts Plaza. There is something for everyone in Thousand Oaks.