|Thousand Oaks homes sit on a picturesque plateau surrounded by rolling hills and scenic California mountains. The City of Thousand Oaks is only 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean and 39 miles west of Los Angeles. Recently named as one of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live, Thousand Oaks gets its name from the majestic oak trees that grow in the area and is the most populated part of what is known as the Conejo Valley.
Thousand Oaks homes were first built as part of a master planned community created by the Janss Corporation in the mid-1950s. It is one of the few planned communities which has stayed true to the master plan that was designed with a balanced mix of residences, shopping centers, business and industrial areas, schools, parks, and open areas. This accounts for Thousand Oaks having less problems, such as traffic congestion and pollution, than other communities its size.
Thousand Oaks is dedicated to preserving its scenic and natural resources and has received awards for its 3,100 recreation and leisure programs conducted each year within its parks, five playfields, seven community centers. It is also known as one of the safest cities larger cities in the nation and as one of the top ten communities in academic achievement.
Thousand Oak Schools
Education for over 22,300 students of Thousand Oaks is provided by the Conejo Valley Unified School District which has 29 schools: 19 K-5/6, 1 K-8, 4 middle Schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, 2 alternative high schools. The goal of the district is to provide a positive learning environment with high expectations for student behavior and character development through supportive programs and services. The district maintains a strong discipline policy that is clearly communicated to parents and students annually. Its mission is to "meet the academic, cultural, social, and individual needs of each student in order to prepare them to make meaningful contributions to a democratic society."
Thousand Oaks Homes
Thousand Oaks real estate offers many choices for people looking to relocate. The largest portion of the Thousand Oaks real estate offerings is single family residences. There are over 170 well-maintained and professionally managed neighborhoods in the area. Schools are within walking distance, and there are plenty of greenbelts and pedestrian trails. Additionally, a wide range of townhouses and condominiums are also available. It has been said that Thousand Oaks is "where everybody wants to live... but we already knew that."