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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Thousand Oaks is a city in California with a population of 128,623. Thousand Oaks is in Ventura County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Thousand Oaks offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Thousand Oaks there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Thousand Oaks and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Thousand Oaks are highly rated.
About Thousand Oaks...
Population
128,623

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$637,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,896
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Thousand Oaks Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    27
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    208
    500
  • Theft
    1,010
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$101,045
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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My experience with Thousand Oaks is that I'm a local resident of the city, from the people to the atmosphere, to the weather the city in a nutshell is fantastic! I've lived here for nearly fifteen-years and haven't looked back. A slight downside to living in Thousand Oaks is the lack of nightlight, meaning it isn't a great place for having fun late out. Lastly, something I think I'd like to be changed in Thousand Oaks is for better local transportation systems to be implemented on a regular basis, rather than a transportation system with very scarce hours.
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Thousand Oaks has a great selection of parks and recreational areas, with lots of options for hiking and taking a stroll.

On the downside, it lacks much in the way of culture, shopping, entertainment, or diversity in the ways you would expect from a more urban environment.

We have a saying for people who live in Thousand Oaks- “newly wed and nearly dead”. Move here to raise kids or retire, to enjoy the privileges of the suburban lifestyle right in between the Los Angeles, Ventura County and Santa Barbara metropolitan areas.

But don’t expect anything fun to do here if it doesn’t involve taking your kids to soccer games, and forget about having an interesting 20’s in Thousand Oaks. They do little to nothing to cater to these people, and so lots move away.

The city would rather use their budget for safety than invest anything worthwhile into the arts or a cool downtown district. This place is notoriously bland, and they like to keep it that way.
Thousand Oaks is a beautiful town! I have lived here all my life. The public schools are rated highly. We are close to the ocean, hiking trails and have tons of public open space to explore. We have great shopping, parks and recreation courses and Senior centers and college. This town caters to all age groups and is one of the safest in the nation.