Livability Score

71
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities C

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (26) F
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Bikes & Brew
Coffee Shop
Healthy (Juices)
Coffee Shop
Stan's Doughnuts
Coffee Shop
Coffee Bean
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Little Calf Creamery and Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Unknown Name
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Five07
Coffee Shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Coffee Bean
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (21) C-
Aquatic Zoo Tropical Fish
Aquarium
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Attraction
Fred Kavli Theater
Theatre Arts
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
Cinema
Westlake
Cinema
Unknown Name
Art Gallery
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Conejo Theater
Theatre Arts
Firefighters Museum
Museum
Conejo Valley Art Museum
Museum
Regency
Cinema
Regal Cinema Janss Marketplace
Cinema
AMC Thousand Oaks 14
Cinema
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Theater on the Hill
Theatre Arts
Chumash Indian Museum
Museum
Admiral court, 808
Attraction
Food and Drink (79) F
Unknown Name
Bar
Freddy's
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweets
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery
Bar
Sweetgreen
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Shake Shack
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Jamba Juice
Fast Food
Togo's
Fast Food
Unknown Name
Sweets
Unknown Name
Sweets
Tarantula Hill Brewing
Bar
Unknown Name
Bar
Tipsy Goat
Bar
Unknown Name
Alcohol
The Habit Burger Grill
Fast Food
Total Wine
Alcohol
Unknown Name
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Jamba
Fast Food
Noah's Bagels
Fast Food
Fitness (10) F
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Gold's Gym
Gym
Fitness 19
Gym
Cyclebar
Gym
805-MMA
Gym
Thousand Oaks Community Center
Community Centre
Groceries (31) C-
Unknown Name
Butcher
Lassen's Natural Foods
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Amazon Fresh
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Gelson's
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Latino
Grocery Store
Grocery Outlet
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Ralphs
Grocery Store
Establos Meat Market & Taqueria
Butcher
Smart & Final
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Vons
Grocery Store
Gelson's
Grocery Store
Pretzels
Bakery
Pretzels
Bakery
Cookies
Bakery
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Francis Bakery Panaderia
Bakery
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Parks (129) A+
Peace Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
El Parque de la Paz
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Beyer Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Russell Park
Park
Mary & Richard Carpenter Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Civic Arts Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Estella Park
Park
Estella Park
Park
Triunfo Community Park
Park
Evenstar Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
South Shore Hills Park
Park
North Ranch Park
Park
Los Padres trail access
Park
Conejo Creek Park
Park
Conejo Creek Park South
Park
Conejo Creek Park
Park
North Ranch Park
Park
Berniece Bennett Park
Park
Shops (105) D-
Aquatic Zoo Tropical Fish
Pets
Sofa U Love
Furniture
Westlake
Bicycle
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Hair Cuttery
Hairdresser
Nike
Clothing
Sephora
Beauty
Restoration Hardware
Furniture
Sur La Table
Houseware
Barnes & Noble
Books
Barnes & Noble
Books
World Market
Interior Decoration
Unknown Name
Beauty
Lululemon
Clothing
Pedego Electric Bikes
Bicycle
DIGI SPEC
Electronics
Unknown Name
Florist
Bikes and Brew
Bicycle
Best Buy
Electronics
The Vitamin Shoppe
Nutrition Supplements
Ross
Department Store
Tillys
Clothing
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Sprint
Electronics
Old Navy
Clothing
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in Thousand Oaks.
Public Transit Stops (73)
Stops & Stations
A+
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Skyline Drive
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Skyline Drive
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Duesenberg Drive
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Auto Mall Drive
Bus Stop
Civic Arts Plaza
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard at Gardens of the World
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Cord Avenue
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Cord Avenue
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Maegan Place (Eastbound)
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Maegan Place (Westbound)
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Rancho Road
Bus Stop
Westlake and Townsgate;Westlake Boulevard & Townsgate Road
Bus Stop
City Transportation Center
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Transit Center
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & Lakeview Canyon Road
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Transit Center
Bus Station
Agoura Road & Westlake Boulevard
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Transit Center
Bus Station
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & 23 Freeway (Eastbound)
Bus Stop
Thousand Oaks Boulevard & 23 Freeway (Westbound)
Bus Stop
Agoura Road & Village Glen Avenue
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.6%
F
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Thousand Oaks is 187/100 - which is 34% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime A+

Thousand Oaks crime rates are 1,164 per 100k, which is 59% lower than California
Property Crime
1,106 crimes per 100k
A-
Violent Crime
58 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Thousand Oaks is $108,377 - which is 70% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$108,377
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.6%
A-
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health F

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (29)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
F
American Skin Institute of Westlake Village
Doctor
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Clinic
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Fire Station
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Dr. Albert Chow
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Los Angeles County Fire Department Station #144
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Doctor
Unknown Name
Dentist
Carbon Health Urgent Care
Clinic
Lakeside Community Healthcare
Clinic
Unknown Name
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Doctor
Thousand Oaks Dental Group and Orthodontics
Dentist
Station 30
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
D+
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housing C

Thousand Oaks home prices are $751,900 - which is 84% higher than California
Home Price
$751,900
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
15%
A
Home Affordability
6.9x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools B+

The Thousand Oaks graduation rate is 92% - which is 15% higher than California
School Test Scores
56%
D
High School Grad. Rates
92%
A
Elementary Schools (41) B-
Westlake Montessori School
Conejo Elementary
Westlake Hills Elementary
Montessori One
Ascension Lutheran School
Compass Charter Schools Of San Diego
River Oaks Academy
Compass Charter Schools Of Los Angeles
Compass Charter Schools Of Fresno
Academy Of Arts And Sciences: Sonoma
Academy Of Arts And Sciences: Thousand Oaks & Simi Valley
Compass Charter School Of Yolo
Compass Charter Schools Of Los Angeles
Compass Charter Schools Of San Diego
Colina Middle
Carden Conejo School
Compass Charter Schools Of Fresno
River Oaks Academy
Meadows Arts And Technology Elementary
Meadows Arts And Technology Elementary
First Baptist Academy
Revo Academy
Westlake Elementary
Oaks Christian School
White Oak Elementary
High Schools (12) F
Compass Charter Schools Of San Diego
River Oaks Academy
Compass Charter Schools Of Los Angeles
Compass Charter School Of Yolo
Compass Charter Schools Of Los Angeles
Compass Charter Schools Of San Diego
Compass Charter Schools Of Fresno
River Oaks Academy
Westlake High
First Baptist Academy
Oaks Christian School
Conejo Valley High (Continuation)
Century Academy
Halstrom Academy - Westlake Village
La Reina High School
Thousand Oaks High
Oak Crest Academy
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ratings B

Thousand Oaks has an overall rating of 74% from 26 reviews.
User Reviews (4)
From AreaVibes
B-
User Surveys (22)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Thousand Oaks Area Facts

  • Thousand Oaks has a Livability Score of 71/100, which is considered excellent
  • Thousand Oaks crime rates are 59% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Thousand Oaks is 34% higher than the California average
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Thousand Oaks Reviews

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Great Family Friendly Spot if you Love the Outdoors 5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 04, 2021) The quality of life in Thousand Oaks is beyond - the weather is amazing, its safe, family friendly, with tons of hiking trails and parks to run around in. The wildlife is beautiful / incredible, with deer on the hillsides, red tailed hawks flying around, and a beautiful variety o ...Read More f birds and butterflies everywhere including quail, bluebirds, and monarchs. Waking up here to the sound of song birds every morning and going to sleep to the sound of croaking frogs living in the little streams everywhere gives feeling of country living, yet you can access all the LA amenities very quickly and easily. The local stores have everything under the sun and are very high end, many restaurants are excellent, and the people are a nice mix of native, well educated CA with some East Coast transplants. The well kept homes show a great pride of ownership that help maintain healthy home values that always withstand the economic ups and downs other communities seem to crash from. Beautiful beaches are also just a short drive away. The bad reviews on here are seem to be from people who found they couldn't afford to stay and got upset about having to move - which I can understand, but personal finances shouldn't be blamed on a nice community, though they are absolutely right that it is a pretty spendy spot to be in. Read Less
The polish is off of the former "Safest City" 2 rating By Anonymous ( Nov 10, 2020) Rampant homeless population, drug use and dealing, and a real estate market that is 2.5x the national average make up a burgeoning list of negatives that have come to the former "Safest City in America". Yes, we have mild weather and are close to the beach, but is that worth pay ...Read More ing so much more? Commute times are a minimum of an hour going anywhere into Los Angeles, and if the 405 freeway is part of your route... double that commute time. The homeless population camps in front or near the Social Security offices and any nearby drug store. Since marijuana was legalized 3 years ago, we have an explosion of grow houses even in multi-million dollar neighborhoods. And to top it all off, our school system has been in steady decline since the late 80s. Read Less
Going Downhill Lately 2.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 15, 2018) I have lived in the Oak Park/Westlake/Thousand Oaks area for 30 years. I agree that the cost of living is an F, it’s ridiculous. Like anywhere else in California, you pay steep fines for using too much water, the combined income and sales taxes are some of the highest in the ...Read More nation, and local businesses and restaraunts price gouge the heck out of you. I got a burger, fries and a drink at Fat Burger last week and it was $22. Weather getting an “A” seems awfully subjective. If you don’t like seasons (like, any seasons at all) and you just like heat and wind year round, I guess it’s an A. We are in the wild fire epicenter of the United States. Last year at Christmas it was 85 degrees and ashes were falling from the sky. The forecast on my iPhone literally said “smoke.” Crime is probably the most misleading score of all. Thousand Oaks includes Westlake Village in their crime statistics which pulls down the curve substantially. Additionally, crime is lower here simply because some things aren’t considered crimes in California that are in other states. Marijuana is legal, as a result I now live next to a “grow house” that deals weed, in a neighborhood where the average home value is $800k. Homelessness and panhandling has exploded in terms of numbers and how aggressive the panhandlers get in soliciting. Even though we have laws against aggressive panhandling, the police don’t enforce them. I have had my car broken into twice in the last ten years, once by a Mexican gang from a neighboring city, the second time was in my own driveway in the middle of the night (again, $800k neighborhood). So as far as crime goes, draw your own conclusions. I know homelessness by itself isn’t a crime, but do you want a booming homeless population in YOUR neighborhood? Lastly for the negatives, it is just not a very interesting place. It lacks any real culture or history and there’s not much to be attached to here. The shopping and dining is very good. There are a lot of options. And you are 1-2 hours away from a lot of attractions like Disneyland, beaches, Six Flags, the LA zoo etc. So there are quite a few day-trip options. Overall like most places it is a mixed bag, but bottom line it is expensive, plain, hot and windy. And with the homelessness boom, it doesn’t feel worth the cost. Read Less
Thousand Oaks - One of California's Safest Cities 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 03, 2010) Want a great Californian city to live in that's safe? Then look no further than Thousand Oaks, one of the best cities in southern California. I visited the city of Thousand Oaks during one summer, and was so impressed with this upbeat sophisticated city. Compared to cities like S ...Read More anta Ana and Chula Vista, I felt much safer visiting Thousand Oaks.

Thousand Oaks consistently ranks as one of the top safest cities in the country, which is another reason I absolutely love Thousand Oaks. It is also one of the best job creators in the country, since technology firms flock to this area and Silicon Valley. Biotechnology and telecommunications are very popular businesses in the area. If you are a young business professional, then seriously consider pursuing higher education in this area of California or seeking job offers from this area. There is no better place to raise a family in California than Thousand Oaks!

In addition to being safe and non-creepy (unlike Santa Ana), this city offers breathtaking views of the ocean and Los Angeles forest. I highly recommend biking or running in the L.A. forest! Truly a must.

Overall, I'd love to visit Thousand Oaks again. I had a fabulous time and I'm sure you would too! Read Less
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Going Downhill Lately 2.5 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 15, 2018) I have lived in the Oak Park/Westlake/Thousand Oaks area for 30 years. I agree that the cost of living is an F, it’s ridiculous. Like anywhere else in California, you pay steep fines for using too much water, the combined income and sales taxes are some of the highest in the ...Read More nation, and local businesses and restaraunts price gouge the heck out of you. I got a burger, fries and a drink at Fat Burger last week and it was $22. Weather getting an “A” seems awfully subjective. If you don’t like seasons (like, any seasons at all) and you just like heat and wind year round, I guess it’s an A. We are in the wild fire epicenter of the United States. Last year at Christmas it was 85 degrees and ashes were falling from the sky. The forecast on my iPhone literally said “smoke.” Crime is probably the most misleading score of all. Thousand Oaks includes Westlake Village in their crime statistics which pulls down the curve substantially. Additionally, crime is lower here simply because some things aren’t considered crimes in California that are in other states. Marijuana is legal, as a result I now live next to a “grow house” that deals weed, in a neighborhood where the average home value is $800k. Homelessness and panhandling has exploded in terms of numbers and how aggressive the panhandlers get in soliciting. Even though we have laws against aggressive panhandling, the police don’t enforce them. I have had my car broken into twice in the last ten years, once by a Mexican gang from a neighboring city, the second time was in my own driveway in the middle of the night (again, $800k neighborhood). So as far as crime goes, draw your own conclusions. I know homelessness by itself isn’t a crime, but do you want a booming homeless population in YOUR neighborhood? Lastly for the negatives, it is just not a very interesting place. It lacks any real culture or history and there’s not much to be attached to here. The shopping and dining is very good. There are a lot of options. And you are 1-2 hours away from a lot of attractions like Disneyland, beaches, Six Flags, the LA zoo etc. So there are quite a few day-trip options. Overall like most places it is a mixed bag, but bottom line it is expensive, plain, hot and windy. And with the homelessness boom, it doesn’t feel worth the cost. Read Less
Thousand Oaks - One of California's Safest Cities 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 03, 2010) Want a great Californian city to live in that's safe? Then look no further than Thousand Oaks, one of the best cities in southern California. I visited the city of Thousand Oaks during one summer, and was so impressed with this upbeat sophisticated city. Compared to cities like S ...Read More anta Ana and Chula Vista, I felt much safer visiting Thousand Oaks.

Thousand Oaks consistently ranks as one of the top safest cities in the country, which is another reason I absolutely love Thousand Oaks. It is also one of the best job creators in the country, since technology firms flock to this area and Silicon Valley. Biotechnology and telecommunications are very popular businesses in the area. If you are a young business professional, then seriously consider pursuing higher education in this area of California or seeking job offers from this area. There is no better place to raise a family in California than Thousand Oaks!

In addition to being safe and non-creepy (unlike Santa Ana), this city offers breathtaking views of the ocean and Los Angeles forest. I highly recommend biking or running in the L.A. forest! Truly a must.

Overall, I'd love to visit Thousand Oaks again. I had a fabulous time and I'm sure you would too! Read Less

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Thousand Oaks, CA

Thousand Oaks is a city that is near the Los Angeles Metro area. Located about 45 miles from LA, it is one of the largest cities in Ventura County. With a population of over 125,000, it is a medium-sized city that offers a lot of the shopping, dining, and entertainment options that you would expect to find in a larger city. Thousand Oaks is home to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library where you can come and learn about the life and presidency of this California born and raised president who was a football star and movie star before taking his place in the Oval Office.

One of the reasons why people choose to live in Thousand Oaks instead of Los Angeles or Malibu is the fact that the home prices in Thousand Oaks are much more affordable than the aforementioned areas. Those who are looking to buy or rent a home can choose from Lake Sherwood, Dos Vientos Ranch, or Newbury Park. Each of these neighborhoods offers something special to homebuyers. Thousand Oaks is a family friendly community that has some of the better schools in the area.

Amgen Inc is the city's largest employer offering jobs to over 5,000 who live in the area. The Oaks is a large shopping mall that also employs several thousand people. Thousand Oak Transit operates a city bus service that has many stops throughout the city. It is a popular option for those who are looking to have a positive impact on the environment by reducing their carbon footprint.

Paradise Falls is a local waterfall that offers stunning views when it is running at full force. After a strong downpour, it is worth heading over to the area with your camera to snag a picture or two. Wildwood Regional Park has an integrated network of trails that is a popular choice with hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders that are looking to get out and explore. Underwood Family Farms is an area staple that lets you see where your fruits and vegetables are grown. In addition to offering tours, they also have a small shop where you can by some of the freshest produce you will ever try.

Thousand Oaks offers its residents a good quality life thanks to strong municipal services and the good natured people who call the city home. Wildwood Elementary School and Weathersfield Elementary School are good examples of the city's commitment to youth. Each are well-regarded for the quality of instruction that they provide to their students.

Bangkok Avenue is a favorite Thai restaurant in Thousand Oaks. Mocqueca Brazilian Restaurant is another favorite that offers unique tastes. Thousand Oaks has lots to offer those looking to rent or buy.

C Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Thousand Oaks? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Peace Park
Unknown Name
El Parque de la Paz
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Beyer Park
Unknown Name
Russell Park

Entertainment

Aquatic Zoo Tropical Fish
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Fred Kavli Theater
Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas
Westlake
Unknown Name
Unknown Name
Conejo Theater

Food & Drink

Unknown Name
Freddy's
Chick-fil-A
McDonald's
Subway
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery
Sweetgreen

D+ Commute

Is public transit available in Thousand Oaks? Of all people who commute, 0.6% take public transportation in Thousand Oaks.
Drive to Work
77%

equal to the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

5% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

C Health & Safety

Is Thousand Oaks a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy

Doctors

Christopher Costanzo MD
American Skin Institute of Westlake Village

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