One of the best kept secrets in the greater Los Angeles area is the city of Thousand Oaks. Earning its name from the wealth of oak trees that grow in the area, Thousand Oaks boasts a rich history, notable for its 2000-year-old cave paintings, left by the Chumash people. These days, the city is one of most vibrant and prosperous cities in Southern California, and the ideal place to retire, go to college, or start a family.
1) Thousand Oaks is one of the safest cities in the country
In 2013, the FBI ranked Thousand Oaks as the fourth safest city in the country with a population over 100,000, thanks to its phenomenally low crime rate.
2) There’s a wealth of outdoors entertainment
If you love hiking, you’re going to love Thousand Oaks. Enjoy the stark, stunning beauty of Paradise Falls (which lives up to its name – trust us), or explore the Gardens of the World, a serene oasis of plant life, featuring six internationally themed gardens.
3) It offers an elegant selection of nightlife
Thousand Oaks boasts a vibrant arts scene, and a rich theatre community. There’s nothing like stopping by one of the city’s many excellent wine bars before taking in a local show, to make you feel pleasantly fancy.
4) There are family friendly events and venues aplenty
If you’re looking for fun, family friendly activities, Thousand Oaks offers plenty for children to participate in. HIDEOUT offers an innovative indoor playground that any child will fall in love with, and it’s the perfect place to host a birthday party for a young child. You’ll also find Go Kart racing, swimming lessons, a year-round carnival, and plenty more family friendly activities and venues across the city.
5) LA is just around the corner
Just 35 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, you’ll get to enjoy all that Los Angeles offers without actually having to live there. It’s the best of both worlds!
As for where to live in Thousand Oaks, we’ve got two excellent suggestions: Los Robles and Marlowe Apartments. Both offer spacious living and top-notch amenities. But don’t just take our word for it – take a virtual tour, click here!