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Thousand Oaks California Real Estate

Thousand Oaks California Real Estate

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Thousand Oaks California Real Estate can be located in beautiful Ventura County, 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounded by more than 14,800 acres of natural publicly owned open space.Incorporated in 1964, Thousand Oaks is a master planned community at its best. City services which other communities only dream about such as a city-owned library, teen center, senior center, cultural center, quality infrastructure, and natural open space is due to thorough planning by the City’s past councils and leaders.

History of Thousand Oaks: The City's history dates to the Chumash Native Americans who dwelled in the Conejo Valley hundreds of years ago. In 1542, the area was discovered by Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who claimed the land for his Spanish king. The area remained virtually unsettled until the early 1800s when the Spanish governor granted 48,671 acres of land grants to loyal soldiers - land which included the Conejo Valley. (Conejo is the Spanish word for rabbit which are abundant in the area.) Throughout the 19th Century, early pioneers migrated to the area. The first post office was built in 1875, and the small settlement became a stop on the stagecoach route between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With the invention of the motor car and the construction of a highway between those two major cities, the Conejo Valley began to evolve.

In the early 1900s the Janss Family purchased 10,000 acres of farm land and began planning a "total community." The family would leave a positive local imprint, and the Janss name remains highly visible in the Conejo Valley.
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Shopping & Dining in Thousand Oaks       

Thousand Oaks is home to many fantastic dining establishments. Some of our favorites are The Blue Stove located in of all places, Nordstroms at The Oaks Shopping Center. The Blue Stove serves great Tapas in a comfortable elegant setting. Boccaccios Italian on the lake in Westlake Village, Mastro's Steakhouse, Cafe' Provencal serving Southern French, and The Cheesecake Factory to name some of the best.   Shopping in Thousand Oaks is plentiful. For starters, The Oaks Shopping Center is the largest with Nordstrom's, Macy's and J.C. Penney as anchors, The Promenade at Westlake, The Lakes in Thousand Oaks is directly adjacent to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza home of the Fred Kavli Theater which seats 1,800. The Lakes is home to some great eats and shopping.


Thousand Oaks is among the safest large cities in the nation. The city consistently ranks as the first or second safest large city (population between 100,000 and 499,999) in the United States in annual surveys, the main competition being nearby Simi Valley, as well as Amherst, New York, which has claimed first place seven times in the last 12 years.

Parks & Recreation in Thousand Oaks


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Thousand Oaks is home to 65 parks and community centers all serving the community through youth, Teen and Senior programs.  the city is home to incredible hiking and biking trails. Golf courses are plentiful in Thousand Oaks, Los Robles Greens Golf Course,Sherwood Country Club, Sunset Hills Country Club, Westlake Glof Course and Lindero Country Club. 

Schools in Thousand Oaks  

The Thousand Oaks, Conejo Valley School District is home to 18 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 5 High Schools. Thousand Oaks is Home to Cal Lutheran University.


Thousand Oaks lies in the heart of the Conejo Valley, with the city of Los Angeles to the east and the city of Ventura to the west. The city is served by U.S. Route 101 (Ventura Freeway), as well as State Route 23. Highway 101 runs through the city and connects it with Los Angeles and Ventura. CA Route 23 connects to the 101 near downtown Thousand Oaks, runs north toward Moorpark andSimi Valley, and essentially divides the city in two. Thousand Oaks is also served by Thousand Oaks Transit (TOT), which provides public transportation in the form of shuttles and buses. TOT buses provide service to Thousand Oaks as well as some neighboring communities.

The city boasts many amenities that other cities of similar size lack; among these is a regional transportation center. The new facility offers bus and shuttle lines to Los Angeles, Oxnard, Ventura, Moorpark, Simi Valley, and Santa Barbara via the VISTA, Metro, and LADOT Commuter Express bus lines. In addition to being a transfer station from Los Angeles and other nearby cities, it also serves as the primary station for TOT buses.





Contact Information

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Barry and Debra Kessler
CENTURY 21 Troop Real Estate
3200 East Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley CA 93065
Direct: 818-426-6415