Being located a mere nine miles to the ocean helps round out the city’s appeal. The Los Angeles Rams maintain a practice facility in Thousand Oaks and attract hordes of football fans both during and outside of playing season. What’s more, the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall is one of the largest in the nation and highlights the city’s embrace of California’s automotive culture.
Mediterranean climate features and rainfall patterns best characterize the weather experience in Thousand Oaks. Slightly cooler than surrounding cities, Thousand Oaks still features hot, sunny, dry summers with very mild winters.
Wedding bells ring regularly in Thousand Oaks; roughly 80% of the city’s residents are married. Interestingly, 80% of Thousand Oaks denizens are homeowners as well. Although very much a white-collar town, the city is also very supportive of artists and artisan professions.
“Food that feeds your mood:” the catchy slogan that lures diner after diner to Moody Rooster‘s vegetarian-friendly fare. Sabor Cocina Mexicana wows its guests with jicama shell chicken tacos and out-of-this-world margaritas. Traditional Italian cuisine with organic touches make Al Mulino a must-see in town, while Mouthful Eatery lives up to its name thanks to flavorful Peruvian-inflected sandwiches and salads.
Of Thousand Oaks’ thirty-seven schools, Lang Ranch Elementary School (665 students) and Thousand Oaks High School (2,294 students) stand out as academic highlights. The Conejo Valley Unified School District serves the city’s public schools.
Gorgeous, rugged hiking routes lead intrepid visitors to a forty-foot cascade along the Paradise Falls Trail located within Wildwood Regional Park, an amazing diverse landscape that spans more than 1,700 acres and features more than 200 species of plants.
Shopaholics cannot get enough of The Oaks, the city’s massive upscale shopping center, featuring brands like Nordstrom, Lolli & Pops, White House Black Market and Foot Locker.
The Chumash Indian Museum pays homage to the indispensable culture of Thousand Oaks’ indigenous community and is prized as a local treasure. Equally adored is Gardens of the World, a privately owned selection of lush plantings that the public can tour for free.
McCrea Ranch is an epicenter of Calfornian history and regularly hosts screenings of classic films. Brilliantly curated exhibits distinguish the California Museum of Art and its spotlighting of great artists like Kevin Sloan and Ansel Adams.
Locals look to Conejo365 to navigate Thousand Oaks’ seemingly endless array of marquee concerts and events, many of which take place at the Civic Arts Plaza. The city also serves as a base for North America’s highest profile sporting event, the Amgen Tour of California.