The City of Thousand Oaks is a premiere community recognized for being one of the most desirable places in all of California to live, work, recreate, and raise a family. Located in between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara in Ventura County, 8 to 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, Thousand Oaks is nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and with over 15,000 acres of natural publicly owned open space located within the City's boundaries.
This open space contains 75 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or just leisurely walking. While this natural acreage gives our community the best of nature, another source of pride is the Civic Arts Plaza. Opened in 1994, this jewel of cultural arts has become a beacon for our region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, children's shows, ballets, and much more. Another world class event that City is proud to be a part of is the Amgen Tour of California.
Thousand Oaks has served as host to the final stages of this international cycling race on several occasions. The Amgen Tour of California is the nation's largest and most recognized cycling event. Thousand Oaks values collaboration with residents and businesses. This commitment to public-private partnerships is most evident in the adoption of the City's blueprint for a revitalized downtown, the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan. Some of the City?s most impressive accomplishments have come in the realm of infrastructure improvements. Public infrastructure enhances quality of life, and ensures the mobility of residents and businesses, now and in the future.