A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    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
    A+
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$614,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,814
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

Thousand Oaks Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    20
    41
  • Robbery
    18
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    180
    1
  • Theft
    955
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$100,946
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • 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
    8%
    13%
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Thousand Oaks Reviews

240 reviews
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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 is a beautiful city! There are several wonderful hiking trails and parks to enjoy. Over the last several years more and more restaurants have opened up, making it a great place for foodies. It is certainly family friendly with a number of excellent schools. Growing up, my favorite thing was to participate in the local AYSO soccer organization. Living in T.O. can be expensive and prices seem to be on the rise. It would be nice to see more affordable living options.
It's very green, with a lot of parks! Has enough places to shop but isn't too over crowded. Has great schools and safe neighborhoods. The people are friendly! They also have the best library I've ever seen with a countless number of books, an amazing kids area, and great classes/activities.