Named after the many oak trees growing in the area, Thousand Oaks is a city located 35 miles from Downtown Los Angeles. It’s also the second-largest city in Ventura County. Thousand Oaks is approximately 20 percent larger than San Francisco at 55 square miles, with a population estimated at around 130,000. Thousands of years before Europeans arrived in the area of modern-day Thousand Oaks, the Chumash Native Americans lived here and established two significant villages where Wildwood Regional Park is located today. In 1542, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, a renowned maritime navigator, and an explorer working for the Spanish Empire landed at Point Mugu. In 1822, Spain lost ownership of California as a consequence of the Mexican War of Independence. In 1846, the California Republic was established and, in 1850, California officially became a state. During the beginning of the 20th century, the Janss family purchased 10,000 acres and started drawing up plans for a master-planned community. It wasn’t until the 1950s that Thousand Oaks began to experience serious population growth. Until that time, the area remained dedicated to agriculture and ranching. The arrival of many high-tech companies such as Packard Bell and Technology Instrument Company supported further growth. Thousand Oaks was officially incorporated on October 7, 1964.
One of the notable aspects of owning a home in Thousand Oaks are the numerous natural green spaces available to residents. On example is the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) located in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California and comprised of numerous parks and recreational areas. Some of the parks that fall under the SMMNRA include Griffith Park, Whitestone National Park, and Will Rogers State Historic Park. These parks and recreational areas provide opportunities for fishing, hunting, hiking, cycling, horseback riding, nature viewing, birdwatching, and much more. Another great place is Paradise Falls located right here in Thousand Oaks featuring a 40-foot waterfall in a canyon that is accessible by various hiking trails. Furthermore, you have Gardens of the World featuring an elegant collection of gardens that include Italian, French, Japanese, and English styles. Residents living in Thousand Oaks enjoy shopping and dining options at places such as The Oaks located at 350 W Hillcrest Drive. The Oaks has resale brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Alex & Ani, American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, among many others.
Thousand Oaks real estate features various architectural styles, amenities, and yard sizes. In general, single-family homes for sale in Thousand Oaks range in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,100 square feet to 11 bedrooms, three baths, and 1,200 square feet. Some of the amenities found in these houses include vaulted ceilings, quartz countertops, swimming pools, chef-caliber kitchens, and much more. Furthermore, condominiums for sale in Thousand Oaks range in size from one bedroom, one bathroom, and around 700 square feet to four bedrooms, three baths, and 1,600 square feet. You can also find a sizeable selection of townhomes for sale in Thousand Oaks, ranging in size from two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,700 square feet to three bedrooms, three baths, and 2,500 square feet. In addition to that, if you’re shopping around for affordable homes, Thousand Oaks has a number of manufactured homes on the market as well. For those interested in building a house from the ground up, there are numerous vacant lots for sale in Thousand Oaks ranging from 0.28 acres to 8.60 acres. To learn more about the available real estate in Thousand Oaks or to schedule a showing, feel free to contact us today for additional information.
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