Unlike many Southern California communities, which grew and spread unchecked like wildfire throughout the decades, Thousand Oaks (along with neighbor Newbury Park) is a master planned city. What does this mean for Thousand Oaks residents? Well, for one, it means that once the city is officially full (which it now is – according to the almighty master plan), it cannot continue to spread outward. Hence, the never-ending sprawl, pollution, and congestion issues that plague so many other SoCal cities don’t affect Thousand Oaks. In fact, residents are able to enjoy more than 15,000 acres of nature reserves without having to worry about someone paving paradise and putting up a parking lot (sorry, Joni Mitchell, we couldn’t resist…)
Actually, we only have a few reasons, but they might be worth a thousand. Thousand Oaks is undeniably one of California’s most visually stunning cities; an oak tree-lined Shangri-La that features both mountain and ocean views and rarely – if ever – climbs above 80 degrees or below 50. The city also boasts numerous parks, cycling paths, horse trails, hiking hotspots, beaches, and recreational centers. The nightlife scene is equally impressive, and you will have your pick of numerous art gallery/live music venues, wine, beer, and martini bars, and headliner-worthy comedy clubs.
Have we mentioned that we are just a touch envious of you at the moment? We did? Oh, well. We’re still envious, FYI. Seriously, though, we hope this info helps. Best of luck finding your dream dwellings in Thousand Oaks!