Welcome to Thousand Oaks
As the name would suggest, there is no shortage of native woodland and rolling hills in Conejo Valley’s largest city, Thousand Oaks. A slow-growth city incorporated in 1964, Thousand Oaks was ranked the fourth-safest among cities with a population greater than 100,000 in the United States by the FBI's 2013 Uniform Crime Reports. Thousand Oak’s safety record is but one of the fabulous offerings of this Southern California gem. Home of several prominent high tech and biotech companies, including the world’s largest biotechnology firm Amgen, the city has a strong and stable economy that provides for its top tier local amenities.
The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza is home to two local theatres, the Fred Kavli Theatre and the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, both of which host nationally recognized speakers, singers, comedians, theatre productions, and dance companies. Conveniently located halfway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, there is no shortage of culture and activity to be found locally or a short car ride away. The Oaks Shopping Center features an recently renovated indoor/outdoor shopping plan, with flagship facilities like Nordstrom’s, Apple, Macy’s and the Muvico Theatres 14 stadium seating movie house. As the largest shopping center in Ventura County, there is certainly something for everyone in the family to enjoy at The Oaks. California Lutheran University, a private liberal arts university located in Thousand Oaks is ranked one of the top colleges in the Western United States, and is also home to the regular season training facilities for the Los Angeles Rams. Springtime brings the annual Conejo Valley Days, a popular local festival and carnival filled with rides, games, live music, food, and more. With its mix of natural beauty and suburban convenience, Thousand Oaks is a truly ideal city to live in.