Thousand Oaks: Neighborhood Profile & Real Estate Information
Thousand Oaks is a city of approximately 120,000 located in the Conejo Valley region of southeastern Ventura County, just outside of the city of Los Angeles. The city was incorporated in 1964 and neighborhoods here were designed as part of a planned community. Real estate prices are above both the state and national average, with a mean home price of $673,000. Properties in Thousand Oaks are mostly single family homes. The area is known as being very family friendly, with safe neighborhoods and good schools.
- Population: 117,005
- Median Age: 37.7
- Median Household Income (2008): $99,800
- Estimated per-capita income (2008): $47,338
- Median house/condo value (2008): $673,300
- Median gross rent (2008): $1,711
Points of Interest
- Conejo Valley Botanical Garden
This 33 acre botanical garden contains primarily species endemic to Southern California. It also features a rare fruit collection composed of 130 trees from three dozen countries.
- Dawn's Peak/Tarantula Hill
A 400-foot rounded mound across from the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Dawn's Peak (also known as Tarantual Hill) is famous for the hiking trail that spirals to its summit and offers 360 degree panoramic views of Thousand Oaks.
- Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center
The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center is a state-of-the-art complex that includes the 1800 seat Fred Kavli Theatre, the more intimate Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, the 3-acre Mary and Richard Carpenter Plaza Park, and the Anthony J. Tesoro Courtyard and outdoor performance space.
- American Radio Archive
Established by the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation, the American Radio Archive contains transcripts, recordings, books, and photographs that chronicle the history of radio broadcasting in the US.
- The Oaks Shopping Center
A large, two-level indoor/outdoor shopping mall, The Oaks features Muvico Theaters, J.C. Penney, Macy's, and Nordstrom.
- Stagecoach Inn
Built in 1876, this historic Inn, originally known as the Grand Union Hotel, served as a resting place for people traveling between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. It is now part of the National Register of Historic Places and operates as a museum. The Inn is also on the list of California's most famous haunted places.
- California Lutheran University
Founded in 1959, Cal Lutheran is a liberal arts college founded by the Lutheran church and known for its small class sizes.
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