Thousand Oaks is the largest city in the area known as the Conejo Valley, with a population of around 125,000 people it is a vibrant and welcoming community. Located in the south eastern corner of Ventura County it is surrounded by a ring of open space and national parks. The Conejo Valley Unified schools are excellent, among the best in the state, with magnet schools and STEM alternatives. There are many restaurants and both local shopping and a regional mall. The active library, senior center, teen center and huge Civic Arts Center all add to the quality of life. Almost exactly half way between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles it is a very popular city.
The homes range from small apartment style condos all the way up to luxury gated estates, popular with celebrities. But the bulk of the housing is single family homes.