Thousand Oaks 71 Excellent
Thousand Oaks Livability #235 ranked city in California#5,783 ranked city in the USARanks better than 80% of areas

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      Living in Thousand Oaks, CA

      Located in the state of California, Thousand Oaks is a moderately-sized city with a population of 128,623 inhabitants. At 81%, the majority of the Thousand Oaks population is White; this is followed by 9% Asian and 1% Black. 82% of the people in Thousand Oaks (over the age of 15) are married and 59% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Living in Thousand Oaks can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like commute, health & safety, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Thousand Oaks and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Thousand Oaks to California and the national average.

      Using data and statistics Thousand Oaks has received a livability score of 70 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 79th percentile when compared to all other cities. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Thousand Oaks scores well for crime (A+), education (B+) and employment (A+).

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Thousand Oaks gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 60 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Thousand Oaks is actually affordable. The median home price for Thousand Oaks homes is $637,100, which is 55.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Thousand Oaks, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.3, which is 1.6% lower than the California average.

      Thousand Oaks transportation information

      Statistic Thousand Oaks California National
      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work76.7%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.6%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home12.8%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Thousand Oaks, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).