Living In Thousand Oaks, CA
Thousand Oaks was created in the mid 1950s by the Janss Investments Company. Designed to be a master planned city, the town is located in the northwestern area of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Thousand Oaks is named after the many oak trees in the community, and is one of the most populated parts of the Conejo Valley. Beginning with about 1,000 custom home lots, 2,000 single family homes, a shopping center, and an 200 acre industrial park, Thousand Oaks has grown to have a population estimated at 127, 548 and covers a total of 55 square miles. In 2006, Thousand Oaks was named one of the best places to live by Money Magazine.
The community has a mild, Mediterranean Climate with warm and sunny dry summers and cooler, rainy winters. Thousand Oaks has slightly cooler temperatures than the surrounding areas due to the cooler air it receives from the ocean through various hill and mountain passes.
Thousand Oaks is part of the Conejo Valley Unified School District. The district includes twenty elementary schools, five middle schools, and three high schools. A handful of private schools are also located within Thousand Oaks and in surrounding cities. Some of these schools inclue St. Paschal Baylon School and La Reiana High School. California Lutheran University, a four year private institution is located in Thousand Oaks as well.
Thousand Oaks’ economy is based on businesses ranging from biotechnology to automotives. Over the years Thousand Oaks has consistently been ranked as the first or second safest large city having a population between 100,000 and 499,999.
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