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The City of Thousand Oaks, located in beautiful Ventura County, 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounded by more than 14,800 acres of natural publicly-owned open space.
This open space contains 75 miles of trails for hiking, biking or just leisurely walking. While this natural acreage gives this community the best of nature, another source of pride is the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Opened in 1994, this jewel of cultural arts has become a beacon for the region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, children’s shows, ballets and much more. Thousand Oaks, a family-oriented community of 128,000, is home to excellent schools, outstanding parks, and myriad shopping opportunities, including the largest auto mall in the nation, according to J.D. Powers and Associates.
Incorporated in 1964, Thousand Oaks is a master planned community. The City provides a wide range of services to residents including a city-owned library, teen center, senior center, cultural center, quality infrastructure and natural open space. The City has been fortunate to have had a balanced budget throughout its history due to conservative management.
With a very involved community, the City has more than 30 commissions, boards and committees that provide citizen input to the City Council. Among these are the Residents Roundtable, Business Roundtable, Arts Commission, Council on Aging and Youth Commission. The City is helping generate interest in civic careers by participating in Groundhog Job Shadow Day and internships with the local school district and area colleges. City leaders also support staff memberships in organizations such as MMASC, CAPIO, LCC, CSFMO, GFOA, etc. Because of its involved community, the City of Thousand Oaks takes communicating with residents seriously. Any avenue of communication is used to let residents know about services available, public hearings, etc. Press releases, the City website, ads and town hall meetings are used to “get the word out” to the community. The City also has its own government cable access channel, TOTV, to air City Council and commission meetings for residents live and repeats throughout the week.
Thousand Oaks is a premiere Southern California community with family-friendly amenities. More than 40 years of achievements have made Thousand Oaks one of the most sought-after places in California to live, work and play.
The City's well-deserved accolades include:
Ranked #5 on FBI's list Top 10 Safest US Cities with population of 100,000+
Ranked #4 on Kiplinger's '10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids'
Bicycling Magazine's Top 50 Bike-Friendly Cities in America
Trail City National Hall of Fame l996
Tree City USA
Among Top Communities for statewide academic achievement
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