Ewing & Associates SIR http://www.ewingsir.com Calabasas Real Estate Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:34:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 115664502 11 Reasons Why Everyone Wants to Live in The Oaks of Calabasas http://www.ewingsir.com/the-oaks-of-calabasas/11-reasons-live-the-oaks-calabasas/ http://www.ewingsir.com/the-oaks-of-calabasas/11-reasons-live-the-oaks-calabasas/#respond Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:00:48 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22868 The Oaks of Calabasas is one of the most luxurious and premier gated communities in all of the United States. Situated in the Los Angeles area, this gated community was formed in the early 2000’s and has quickly become a favorite of celebrities and other high-profile professionals. Every aspect of this community is styled in […]

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The Oaks of Calabasas is one of the most luxurious and premier gated communities in all of the United States. Situated in the Los Angeles area, this gated community was formed in the early 2000’s and has quickly become a favorite of celebrities and other high-profile professionals. Every aspect of this community is styled in luxury, from each of the estates and custom homes to community features such as the Olympic-size pool and tennis courts.

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It has gained recognition for each of the aforementioned aspects as well as the fact that it’s very exclusive. Each home is unique and ranges in size anywhere from 5,000 to 20,000 sq. ft. The Oaks section of the community is for the mid-to-high range homes, while the Estates section is for the most luxurious of homes. There are plenty of reasons as to why The Oaks Calabasas is such a high-profile, highly desirable neighborhood. Here are 11 of them:

1. Beautiful Homes with Room to Spare

One of the best aspects of the gated community of The Oaks of Calabasas is that there are a wide range of homes within the community. These homes vary in price, type, and square footage. As for the types of homes in the community, these can vary depending on the overall architectural style of the home and the size. Some are in the form of English cottages, while others are made as villas. The most prevalent home types in both sections of the The Oaks of Calabasas include townhouses, estates, and mansions. As for square footage, most homes in the Oaks section of this community range in square footage from 3,500 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft.

For homes in the Estate section, sizes tend to range from 10,000 to 20,000 sq. ft. For mid-range homes in this area, you can expect to pay anywhere from $2 million to $3 million. As for estate homes, prices usually settle in the $8-12 million range. No matter the style of home you’re searching for, you’re provided with luxurious amenities and a lifestyle to match. Practically every house comes with lush yards, pristine amenities, and picturesque views of the nearby mountains. In short, these features allow you to live the lifestyle you’ve always wanted to.

2. Year-round Sunshine & Perfect Weather

Just as important to The Oaks of Calabasas as the community itself is the location that this community is situated in. Most homes in the area are provided with beautiful, picturesque views of the Santa Monica Mountains, as these mountains are directly adjacent from this community. Because of this advantageous location, members of the community are provided with prime access to the many hiking trails in the immediate vicinity.

The Oaks Calabasas is also a mere 30 minutes from the majestic Malibu Beach, allowing members to drive but a short distance to soak up the sun. This location lends itself to the beautiful Southern California weather that permeates throughout the community each and every day. There aren’t many places in the U.S. that get as much sunshine and good temperatures on a consistent basis.

3. A Close-knit Community

One of the highlights of living in The Oaks of Calabasas is that the community is a close-knit one that supports all of its residents. This closeness is brought about through the many social events and gatherings held throughout the year, as well as the basic layout of the planned community that emphasizes social interaction at the fitness center, gym, swimming pool, and tennis courts. The layout of the community, in general, is rather unique when compared to many similar gated communities.

For one, there are no sidewalks or street lamps. Many of the children in this community tend to gather at the large community center to swim or play all kinds of sports. While many events are held here all throughout the year, the highlight is likely The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival. This festival is held annually to celebrate the founding of the city. Social events like golf tournaments, live music, arts, and theatre help to draw the community together.

4. Award-winning School District

If you have children, you’ll be pleased to know that the Las Virgines school district is one of the highest rated and most accomplished in California. The benefits and advantages associated with attending this school district are too numerous to list. However, some of the primary reasons as to why the school district is so well respected is for its small class sizes, top API scores in the state, lowest student to counselor ratio in region, and common acceptable to top universities. When looking at the senior class of 2015, 95 percent of Agoura High went on to college. At Calabasas High, this number sits at a high 94 percent.

This district has garnered a number of accomplishments over the years, including the Innovative Program Grant, Recycling at Work award, School to Watch award, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design certification, and a lot more. A few of the more high-budget buildings that the district has recently completed in order to support the education of the children in this district include the Waldorf-inspired Singapore Math school, the Elementary School of Foreign Language and Dual Immersion, and the Elementary School of Arts and Technology. When you send your child to a school in this district, you can be confident that you’ve made the right choice.

5. Neighborhood Privacy & Safety

The Oaks of Calabasas is also extremely proud of its commitment to safety and security for each of the people that lie there. This is a guard gated planned community, which means that guards are on hand at the closed entrance for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is designed to ensure that every member of the community feels 100 percent at home and at peace when in the confines of The Oaks of Calabasas. However, this isn’t the only type of security available here. The community has formed together to create a neighborhood watch that stays alert and on the lookout for any suspected crime, such as a burglary. An HOA, or homeowner association, was also formed as a means of keeping the community up to the high standards of its values.

6. Five-star amenities

The Oaks of Calabasas is known for its five-star amenities all throughout the layout of the community. The placement of the community alone benefits greatly from the closeness to the Santa Monica Mountains. This national park is situated on more than 150,000 acres, providing residents of this community with prime access to miles upon miles of hiking trails and the chance to spot some of the unique wildlife that roams through this park. The recreation center is another five-star amenity, as it’s here that you and your children can make use of the full gym, tennis courts, basketball courts, Olympic-size pool, and massive playground. This is just a small sample of the many five-star amenities in the area.

7. Proximity to high-end shopping, dining, and entertainment

If you love shopping, The Oaks is in close proximity to more premium shops than you can imagine. The most popular of these shopping centers is The Commons at Calabasas. This is a 200,000 sq. ft. open air plaza that’s built in the European style. It’s here that you can find such popular stores as Barnes & Noble, Kate-Spade, and Sephora, to name a few. No matter what type of cuisine you enjoy, there are restaurants and eateries of all cuisine types around The Oaks. If you’re searching for more eclectic Mediterranean fare, try the Mediterranean Pita Grill. For California cuisine, the Marmalade Cafe is the best place to be. For entertainment venues, Microphone Heroes is a live karaoke venue that everyone can enjoy, while the Performing Arts Education Center puts on regular performances all throughout the year.

8. Appreciating Home Values

What many people are likely not aware of is that the value of homes is actually rising in this community. Because of its ever-increasing popularity, more and more people are investing in property in the area, which helps to raise the value of the homes. In fact, The Oaks of Calabasas is one of the strongest markets in all of California! From 2014-2015, home values rose around 21.5 percent. Consumer demand is high, so don’t miss out on your chance for to obtain the home of your dreams.

9. Living among the Stars

When you live in The Oaks of Calabasas, you’re living among the stars. Many celebrities and high-profile professionals live in this community, as it’s one of the most popular luxury communities in the world and caters to the privacy and security anyone can appreciate.

10. Relaxing atmosphere in close proximity to the hustle and bustle of LA City

One of the premier reasons to live at The Oaks is simply for the close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. This community serves as a more luxurious and relaxing destination just out of the city that’s free from the crowds and busy streets. However, this closeness to L.A. provides community members with the unique opportunity of working in the city while living in The Oaks of Calabasas, which many residents do. The reason that The Oaks is such a good destination for those that work in Los Angeles is that it’s merely 30 miles away.

11. The exclusive Estates at the Oaks of Calabasas

The Oaks of Calabasas is a premium community no matter where you reside. However, the Estates at the Oaks of Calabasas is an exclusive subdivision of this community that actually features extremely high-end homes outfitted with lavish and luxurious amenities, from movie theaters and bowling alleys to massive swimming pools and stylish wine cellars. There are only around a total of 55 homes in The Estates subdivision, the brunt of which consist of mansions and large estates. Many of these homes are larger than 10,000 sq. ft. The street that leads to this exclusive enclave is lined with Oak and Sycamore trees, a picturesque detail that highlights the serene wonder of the area. You’ll want for nothing when living in The Estates.

Learn more about the Oaks Calabasas

If you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful area, view homes for sale online or visit our Calabasas office today! Our agents are standing by at all times to assist you with any request you have.

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The weather in Westlake Village is pleasant year-round which makes this area a perfect location for those who love to spend time outdoors enjoying the many amenities this community has to offer. With such a beautiful atmosphere, it’s no wonder that the residents of Westlake Village are always bright-faced and friendly. This unique community offers the best of both worlds: Westlake Village is has plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the scenic beauty of surrounding areas, but it also offers all of the amenities of a modern urban area. Westlake Village has hiking trails and outdoor activities for those who love to explore the diverse natural beauty of Southern California, and the weather is ideal for staying active outdoors any day of the week. There’s also plenty of art, shopping, and a variety of world-class dining venues available to the fortunate residents of this luxurious community.

Westlake Village has much to offer, and a variety of restauranteurs have recently been attracted to the area. Below is a list of some of the best Italian restaurants in Westlake Village. These restaurants have it all: amazing food, atmosphere, and service. If you can’t splurge on a plane ticket straight to Italy, these Italian restaurants in Westlake Village are the next best thing!

9. Bellini Osteria

Bellini Osteria offers casual Italian dining. They have both classic and modern Italian dishes, and the atmosphere is relaxed yet sophisticated. They offer lovely fine wines and desserts. They have a heated patio, a fabulous happy hour, and themed nights. The service is great and attentive. Main dishes are in $13 to $38 range; they have hearty seafood options like grilled Mediterranean sea bass, pizzas and a variety of homemade pastas. Their happy hour is popular and can get crowded. Find their full menu here.
Read Jerry L.‘s review of Bellini Osteria on Yelp

8. Casa Nostra Ristorante

Our next pick for the best Italian restaurants in Westlake Village is this family-style restaurant. This is Casa Nostra’s third location, and it’s brand new to Westlake Village. This restaurant is beloved by diners in its other two locations, and Westlake Village is no different. Living up to the name, which means “our house” in Italian, this restaurant will make you feel right at home. The location is unassuming, but the food is superb and the atmosphere is relaxed and family-friendly. There’s a patio for outdoor seating. Dishes run from $11 to $30, and features highlights such as linguine with clams and an eggplant Parmesan soufflé. Discover more here.
Read Charles B.‘s review of Casa Nostra Ristorante on Yelp

7. Farfalla Trattoria

Farfalla is known for being elegant yet still casual enough to relax on an outing with family friends. Each of their classic Italian dishes is skillfully made. The ambiance is great, and the service is attentive. The restaurant is especially popular for happy hour, when they offer an extensive menu. Entrees range from $15 to $28, with many artfully-done standby classics like lasagna and rigatoni. Farfalle is perfectly located in the Promenade. It’s great for family outings, dates or business. Find more information at their website.
Read Cassie C.‘s review of Farfalla Trattoria on Yelp

6. Osteria Orto

If you’re looking for a quiet gourmet restaurant, Osteria Orto is our pick as one of the best Italian restaurants in Westlake Village. The service is friendly and personal, and diners rave about the food and ambiance. This restaurant is truly darling. The atmosphere is upscale, elegant and inviting. Plan on making a reservation if you’re going during popular dinner times, since this popular restaurant can draw a crowd. This restaurant is perfect for a romantic date or special occasion. Dinner entrees are in the $20 to $40 range, featuring Alaskan halibut and squid ink pasta. See what they have to offer here.
Read Jeffrey W.‘s review of Osteria Orto on Yelp

5. Rustico Restaurant

Rustico is tucked away in a quiet residential neighborhood, but don’t underestimate this Italian gem. The menu is small, and it rotates to feature new dishes regularly. They prioritize quality over quantity here. This restaurant is great for a variety of occasions, whether for romance or business. The style here is friendly and warm, and the ambiance is wonderful. Entrees range from $25 to $45. You can expect creative combinations of special flavors, like a fettuccine dish with truffles and shaved short rib. Make a reservation or plan on waiting a bit to eat, since this Italian restaurant is very popular.
Read Randy B.‘s review of Rustico Restaurant on Yelp

4. Al Mulino Eatalian Bakery & Bar Restaurant

Al Mulino offers all your favorite Italian classics. As a restaurant, bar, and bakery this place offers it all. This restaurant is great for special occasions or family outings. The food is authentic, and the ambiance is quaint yet upscale. Be prepared to wait a while for your food, as they take their time making dishes to order and consider themselves part of the “slow food” movement. Coming here is truly like coming to Italy. Main dishes are in the $11 to $30 range. The menu features paninis, organic pastas, and a range of Italian delicacies for dessert. Their website has a lot more information about their story here.
Read Stan W.‘s review of Al Mulino Eatalian Bakery & Bar on Yelp

3. Boccaccio’s Restaurant

Boccaccio offers delicious Italian fine dining, but perhaps the best part about this restaurant is the atmosphere. On that strength alone, this is definitely one of the top two Italian restaurants in Westlake Village. Enjoy your meal outside overlooking the lake. The ambiance is quaint, charming and welcoming for a romantic date. Book your reservation for sunset to have a truly special dining experience. During the day, it has the perfect vibe for a family outing for brunch or lunch. Entrees range from $13 for pasta to $62 for the lobster and filet mignon. The menu here does not disappoint: their dishes are balanced and tasty, and the cocktails are well-loved too. See their full website here.
Read Natasha E.‘s review of Boccaccio’s Ristorante on Yelp

2. Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo offers a wonderful setting for a meal by the water. Guests love the quiet, calming ambiance and classy vibe. The menu offers diverse options, with updated riffs on classic Italian flavors. There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, and the service is excellent. This restaurant is our second top choice among the best Italian restaurants in Westlake Village. It’s ideal for a special occasion or date. Mediterraneo also offers a lovely brunch/breakfast menu, with unique offerings like the “Chef’s Mess” with fire-roasted tomatoes and avocado. Main dishes average about $25 to $30 and feature dishes like the peach and arugula salad or grilled swordfish. Find more information here.
Read Chrys K.‘s review of Mediterraneo on Yelp

1. Tuscany Il Ristorante

Tuscany Il Ristorante is one of the most beloved restaurants in Westlake Village, and is definitely the best of the best Italian restaurants in Westlake Village. It offers upscale, classy and elegant dining. You’ll love the attentive service here, and the menu uses fresh, high-quality ingredients in delicious combinations. Expect to pay around $25 to $40 for a main dish, such as seafood casserole or veal scaloppine. Bring your family or date here for a relaxing evening full of food cooked with care. Visit their website for a full menu and reservations here.
Read Daniel C.‘s review of Tuscany il Ristorante on Yelp

These Italian restaurants are just the tip of the iceberg; Westlake Village has so much more to offer its residents. The Westlake Village community is an enticing place to live for people of all ages. If you’re interested in making a home in this magical place, get in touch or stop by our Westlake Village office today. Our Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty experienced Realtors will help you find the perfect Westlake Village home for you!

Did we leave out one of your favorite Westlake Village Italian Restaurants? Feel free to let us know which you like best and why in the comments below!

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Pop-up Restaurant in Agoura Hills: Naked Ramen http://www.ewingsir.com/agoura-hills/pop-up-restaurant-in-agoura-hills-naked-ramen/ http://www.ewingsir.com/agoura-hills/pop-up-restaurant-in-agoura-hills-naked-ramen/#respond Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:05:54 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22887 Naked Ramen, the temporary Japanese pop-up restaurant that has been stationed at Brendan’s Irish Pub since January, ends a successful month with their last night of service Thursday 2/16. Opened January 17, 1927, Naked Ramen has spent the past month serving up piping hot plates of delicious Japanese cuisine at Brendan’s Pub in Reyes Adobe […]

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Naked Ramen, the temporary Japanese pop-up restaurant that has been stationed at Brendan’s Irish Pub since January, ends a successful month with their last night of service Thursday 2/16.

Opened January 17, 1927, Naked Ramen has spent the past month serving up piping hot plates of delicious Japanese cuisine at Brendan’s Pub in Reyes Adobe Plaza.

Be sure to stop by tonight or tomorrow night if you haven’t done so already. Brendon’s Pub is located in the Reyes Adobe Plaza shopping center at:

30315 Canwood St
Agoura Hills CA 91301

The same shopping center will house the soon-to-open Cafe Bizou, as well as local gems Niroj Kurdish & Mediterranean Cuisine and Pizza Nosh. With such diverse and delicious options and easy freeway access, Reyes Adobe Plaza is quickly becoming a local favorite for residents of nearby Agoura Hills neighborhoods, as well as the greater Conejo Valley.

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Living in The Oaks Calabasas

The Oaks Calabasas, in Los Angeles County, California, is a rather new, large gated community in which development really started kicking off in the early 2000s, according to Forbes. Homes are more closely placed than in the nearby Hidden Hills neighborhood giving this tight-knit neighborhood a feeling of security and community. With a tightly planned development, it boasts a community center, an Olympic sized pool, and multiple tennis courts. But for even more exclusive, luxurious living, the Estates of the Oaks Calabasas is an ultra-gated community enclave of about 50-55 homes, which many celebrities and notable professionals are calling home. Typically The Oaks Calabasas properties are upwards of 5,500 square feet and range from $2.5-2.7+ million dollars, and can break the low $3 millions ceiling in value. Estates of the Oaks Calabasas properties, being in a more prestigious area, are often 3 times as large, from 7,000-20,000 square feet, or almost half an acre (0.45913682 acres to be exact, for those using a calculator), and are appraised at values three, four, or five times as much, starting at $7-8MM, all the way up to $12MM. The Oaks Calabasas was once home to the 2,800-acre Warner Bros. Ranch, where some of the most famous films to ever grace the silver screens of Hollywood were filmed, including “Casablanca”.

The Oaks Calabasas subdivision is tucked snugly away behind Park Estates, Hidden Hills, and the Calabasas Country Club sitting comfortably at the foot of the majestic Santa Monica mountains of California at the bottom of Las Virgenes Canyon. Juan Bautista de Anza Park is where the famous Pumpkin Festival is currently held, which you can find right at the bottom of Las Virgenes Rd, just past the A.E. Wright Middle School where your young children will enjoy the benefits of an education from the accomplished Las Virgenes Unified School District. On your busy afternoons picking the kids up school, you may enjoy stopping to check out the Erewhon Market Natural Foods Store to pick up groceries for the week. As you head back north on your way home, appreciate the variety of fast food and coffee shop restaurants to satisfy those guilty pleasure cravings after a long day.

History of The Oaks Calabasas

There are two prominent theories about where Las Calabasas got its name, but the one favored by local residents is based on the fact that in Spanish, “calabaza” means “pumpkin, squash, or gourd”, and there are a number of wild squash plants growing in the area. According to local tradition, in 1824 a Basque rancher was wagoning down east of the Las Virgenes Road, on the old El Camino Real, on the road to Los Angeles. The cart was overturned and spilled its load of pumpkins, which went tumbling down the road. The Spring of 1825 saw a huge growth of the crop by the side of that stretch, where the pumpkin seeds took root. Thus the name of the place was called “Las Calabasas– the place where the pumpkins fell.”

An Annual Pumpkin Festival is held by the city every October in honor of the legend, including historical exhibits, live entertainment shows, and carnival games. What used to be a small-town fair tradition has grown into a significant event for the local area. The location of the first fair has been added to the local beliefs, reportedly taking place in the first pumpkin patch of the town, right down the very same stretch of road the pumpkins fell.Other The Pumpkin Festival isn’t the only tourist attraction in town on the calendar, though, you can also come to see sights such as Eggstravaganza, The Fine Arts Festival, The Fourth of July Spectacular and The Calabasas Film Festival!

Las Calabasas official symbol is the image of a red-tailed hawk flying over the Santa Monica Mountains, which represents their dedication to local wildlife preservation, natural beauty, and a semi-rural way of life. The flag hangs proudly from City Hall and in the City Council Chambers.

The Estates at the Oaks: Behind the Paparazzi-proof Gates

Many Hollywood stars of dazzling fame and fortune also come here to enjoy the quiet peace and security away from the intrusive cameras of paparazzi. Notable residents include singers, actors, and songwriters, as well as famous entrepreneurs and businessmen. Why do so many stars and starlets flock to The Oaks Calabasas and Hidden Hills area? A number of enticing features attract residents, not least of which including the privacy and security (despite the safety of the neighborhood, many homes additionally enjoy the included protections of emergency rooms for extra peace of mind), but credit is also due to the highly favored public school district Las Virgenes Unified School District. The Calabasas High School in this district debuted a $19MM performing arts center a few winters ago, which was funded by local voters passing bonds on their real estate, showing just how much residents of the Oaks are devoted to being patrons of the arts a preserving their image as a veritable and literal spa of cultural venues. Executives from respectable producing companies are also numbered among the many interesting residents you can find here, such as Academy of Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak. Their neighbors in the nearby Hidden Hills include Miramax owner Ronald Tutor, NBC, CBS, and Fox News all have successful news workers living in the area as well.

Recreation & Amenities, Dining, Shopping & Entertainment at The Oaks Calabasas

The Oaks Calabasas provides premium access to yoga, swimming pools, fitness gyms, basketball and tennis courts, and more at its premier Community Recreation Center, with the quality of a 5-star resort! Be sure to stop by the local Sagebrush Cantina to enjoy some local cuisine and take a rest while you’re touring the area and enjoy the scenery! Or perhaps you’ll take your refresher at Lovi’s Delicatessen! In Calabasas Park Estates, next door to the Oaks, you’ll find Culinary Creations by Chumie. You’re almost here!

Brandon’s Village

Brandon’s Village is a playground at Gates Canyon Park. It attracts over 5,000 special-needs children from Calabasas and surrounding communities such as Hidden Hills. Designer Shane’s Inspiration, a nonprofit organization that designs and builds universally accessible playgrounds, created Brandon’s Village to be 1 whole acre of playground equipment over 70% independently playable by children with special needs. Located within the Gates Canyon Park, it’s placed on the other side of town from the Juan Bautista de Anza Park. Remember the Pumpkin Festival? This recreation area sports no historic gourds or town legends, but it is conveniently located right near Lupin Hill Elementary School, which additionally boasts not one, not two, or even three, but a whole FOUR Baseball Diamonds. The perfect place for families with young children to get out in the sun and have fun! The Brandon’s Village Playground at Gates Canyon Park! Lupin Hill Elementary kids from the Oaks will feel especially lucky to have it so close to the rest of their playground.

Schools available to residents of The Oaks Calabasas

Of particular note is the School District, Las Virgenes, the district Calabasas High School is zoned to. Agoura Hills, Bell Canyon, and Hidden Hills are also included in this district. With all the hype we’ve built up for it, let’s get straight to the point about why LVUSD is one of the best possible school districts to send your child to for growth and opportunity for years to come:

Features and Accomplishments of LVUSD
Top AP scores (top 2% in state)
Acceptances to top universities
Small class sizes
Lowest student to counselor ratio in region
STEAM (Science/Tech/Engineering/Arts/Math)
Waldorf-inspired, Singapore Math, K-8 school

High School International Baccalaureate
Elementary School Foreign Lang/Dual Immersion
Elementary School Arts and Technology focus
High School Media and Entertainment Academy
Self-contained GATE classroom at AE Wright

Elementary and Middle School
The city holds two middle schools, one for the western half, Arthur E. Wright Middle School, and a newer middle school opened since 2004 to serve the eastern side of town, Alice C. Stelle Middle School. Chaparral, Round Meadow, Lupin Hill, and Bay Laurel are among the public elementary schools of the Las Virgenes District.

Private School
The prestigious Viewpoint School is the city’s private school.

Top Employers from The Oaks Calabasas

The Oaks Calabasas also boasts a thriving economy of tech companies, the school district, Bank of America, and The Cheesecake Factory headquarters. Some of the tech companies merge or move, but some of these companies are the originals that started up the region in the dotcom bubble era.

Interested In Calling The Estates At The Oaks Calabasas Home?

Why are so many calling our offices to move to the Oaks? It could be our renowned top-rated schools, or it could be our star-studded list of who’s-who’s who already live here. It could be the beautiful scenic location in the quiet canyons behind Los Angeles, California, or it could be the lavish and luxury dream homes you’ve always been waiting to buy. It could be the access to world-class parks, recreation and dining experiences, or the fabulous libraries. Browse our inventory of available listings at The Estates at the Oaks Calabasas today!

Visit our Calabasas Office today!

You can find the Oaks Calabasas on Calabasas Parkway, just off of Highway 101 Ventura at the Parkway Calabasas Shopping Center! If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by our beautiful location at 23647 Calabasas Road, Calabasas, California 91302!

Directions to Ewing & Associates, Calabasas

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2017 will be a big year for cybersecurity, and protecting your digital assets will only become more important as time passes.

These tips are some of the simplest ways to protect yourself and your family.

1. Get a password manager. Once you set up a password manager, you’ll never want to go back. Password managers create and encrypt super secure passwords. Better yet? They remember them all for you! You’ll be able to access all of your passwords with just one.

2. Tape over your webcam. It may sound paranoid, but think about it: if Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg thinks it’s a good idea, why wouldn’t you?

3. Safeguard your phone number. In the smartphone age, your phone number is more than just a way to call you. It’s a pathway to tons of personal information about you. Don’t give your phone number to companies or individuals unless it’s required.

4. Download Signal. If you have personal conversations via text, the app Signal will make sure that no one sees it but you and the person you’re talking to.

5. Update your web browser. Those annoying pop-ups telling you to let your computer update are there for a reason. The latest operating system and browser updates include important security measures that you definitely want to be up to date on.

6. Download a firewall and an antivirus. Many computers come with a firewall and antivirus built in nowadays, but make sure you have both and that you keep them updated.

7. Be careful when on public Wi-Fi networks. Avoid banking, online shopping, or any other sensitive online activities until you’re back on a protected network.

8. Don’t lose your phone! Not that you want to! But if your phone (or iPad, etc.) gets into the hands of a malicious individual, it’ll be a lot easier for them to get to your information. Don’t leave your phone or any other device unattended in public places.

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North Ranch Westlake Village http://www.ewingsir.com/north-ranch/north-ranch-westlake-village/ http://www.ewingsir.com/north-ranch/north-ranch-westlake-village/#respond Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:00:21 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22828 The warm temperatures and sunny weather that accompanies most days throughout the year really help to set the North Ranch community apart. North Ranch has long been considered to be one of the best destinations in and around Westlake Village, and for good reason. The area itself is resplendent with scenery you wouldn’t believe. It’s […]

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The warm temperatures and sunny weather that accompanies most days throughout the year really help to set the North Ranch community apart. North Ranch has long been considered to be one of the best destinations in and around Westlake Village, and for good reason. The area itself is resplendent with scenery you wouldn’t believe. It’s also perfectly situated nearby such destinations as the Reagan Library, Adamson House, and Civic Arts Center. The North Ranch Area of Westlake Village has gained a reputation as one of the prestigious areas in all of California.

Picturesque mountain and lake views can be found wherever you travel, while many luxury homes are situated in the immediate area. These high-end luxury homes are generally built to match the beautiful scenery. Both the interiors and exteriors of these homes are flawless in their design, made to appeal to any lifestyle. The majority of these homes consist of luxurious amenities such as fireplaces, hot tubs, and spacious patios. These homes are located in the heart of Westlake Village and have close proximity to over 10 high-profile country clubs and golf courses, providing you with a wonderful selection of top rated courses.

Southern California is filled to the brim with some of the finest luxury golf courses in all of America. Sprawling country clubs dot the landscape, many of which are situated around Westlake Village. One of the premier courses in this region is the North Ranch Country Club, a luxurious destination that offers a wonderful golfing experience and an inviting social culture. No matter your skill level, each of the three courses at North Ranch are accommodating.

North Ranch Community Features & Amenities

The North Ranch community in Westlake Village consists of countless features and amenities that serve to entice and attract anyone that visits or lives in the area. The immediate North Ranch area contains relaxing parks and recreation areas that will provide your family and friends with a lot to do, especially when you wish to spend time outside. The primary of these is the North Ranch Park, which is a vast 12-acre playfield that’s situated in an area that offers spectacular and unforgettable views of the nearby landscapes.

Whether you enjoy playing sports or simply wish to have a picnic among nature, this park has a lot to offer. Though first come, first serve, there are a total of three BBQ grills that are perfect when spending time with family and friends. Bleacher seating accommodates over 100, providing you with a great view of any game that’s being played, from soccer to basketball.

If you’d rather spend your time there working out, a nearly .5 mile fitness trail is also available. Children can spend time at the large playground, which comes complete with fun slides and adventurous activities for them to partake in. Anyone that wants to play some competitive sports can make use of the basketball court, volleyball court, two soccer fields, two softball fields, and two tennis courts. If you love spending time outdoors, there’s a lot to do in and around the North Ranch community.

North Ranch Country Club & Golf

The North Ranch Country Club & Golf Course is one of the more renowned clubs in California. This club is set apart by its notable member experience and family atmosphere. Its features and amenities are stylish in every sense of the word. If golfing is the reason that you have joined this club, there’s a lot to love here at the North Ranch Country Club. The championship course was designed in 1976 and is comprised of three nine-hole courses, the Lakes, Valley, and Oaks courses.

Swinging a golf club on one of these courses with the Pacific wind in your hair is an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Each of the 27 holes on this course has been designed to provide a challenge while not making it too difficult that you can’t have fun. Strategically placed bunkers and water hazards will keep you on your toes as you compete with your friends and other club members for the lowest score. Of course, golfing isn’t the only thing to do at this country club.

While you’re not out swinging your club on the courses, you might want to consider playing tennis. There are 12 well made tennis courts situated on the grounds of the country club. By requesting a tennis membership at the club, you will be provided with a vast array of enticing benefits. These include everything from private lessons administered by professionals to competition in USTA leagues all throughout the year. Additional benefits include clubhouse dining, access to a fully stocked tennis pro shop, and weekly drills and clinics.

The standard golf membership offers much of the same benefits, including complete access to all of the 27 holes, dining at the clubhouse, access to men’s and women’s lounge and locker rooms, private party functions, and additional social events during the year. When dining at the country club, you’ll be offered a variety of five-star menus, all of which have been prepared by Executive Chef Karl Gustav Holst. The food is delicious and the four separate dining areas offer comfortable seating. An extensive wine menu is also available when you wish to pair a glass with your meal.

Shopping near North Ranch in Westlake Village

While North Ranch and the surrounding areas are known for their beautiful vistas and mountain views, there are also a myriad of wonderful shopping centers and boutique stores in North Ranch and the remainder of Westlake Village. No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find a shop that meets your needs. For instance, if you’re searching for chic and stylish women’s clothing, there’s no better place to go than the Succulent Boutique. This boutique has it all and will provide you affordable clothes, jewelry, shoes, and accessories that you didn’t even know you wanted until you spotted them.

Is an important anniversary or holiday coming up that requires flowers? If so, look no further than Greenwich Floral. This destination offers all kinds of flower arrangements and bouquets for any occasion. This is just a small sample of the stores and boutiques in and around North Ranch. Many different shopping opportunities await when you spend some time in Westlake Village. Well known department stores like Macy’s and Neiman Marcus are also situated in the area if you’re searching for an old standby.

Dining & Entertainment in Westlake Village

When living in North Ranch or any part of Westlake Village, there are plenty of delicious eateries to choose from. Whether you’re interested in American cuisine or wish to try some international cuisine, you’ll have numerous options at your disposal. For instance, Fusion Grill is a small, cozy eatery in the heart of Westlake Village that focuses on healthy American cuisine. Whether you want to watch a sports game on TV or spend time chatting with friends over a zesty Angus burger, the atmosphere of this destination is always a welcoming one.

When you’re in the mood for seafood, stop by the Pacific Fresh Seafood Grill. This restaurant contains a menu that consists of locally sourced fish. The menu is of a Mediterranean and Greek flavor. These are just a couple of the many restaurants in and around this area. No matter what cuisine you like, you’re sure to find something here that will suit your palette.

After your done eating, walk around the area and spend some time getting to know more about the city. There’s a lot of fun stuff to do in the area for people of all ages. If you want to spend some time with arts and crafts, stop by the Pinot’s Palette Painting Parties. The MB2 Indoor Raceway is another destination that will get your heart beating. When watching a competitive race, your heart will be thundering as you’re provided with spectacular views of the thrilling action.

Want to Learn More About North Ranch in Westlake Village?

If you’ve loved everything you’ve heard thus far about North Ranch in Westlake Village and want to learn more about the area and its lifestyle, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our agents. You can also browse westlake village homes for sale to find out more about the best house for your lifestyle. We will do all we can to answer any question you may have about North Ranch and the surrounding areas.

In Town? Stop by Our New Westlake Village Office!


We’ve just opened a new office in the heart of Westlake Village! It’s a beautiful location that we can’t wait for everyone to see. If you’re in town, stop by and let us provide you with an unmatched level of professional and personalized home buying experience. By telling us what you’re looking for in a luxury home, we can find the listing that matches your exact preferences. We look forward to working with you!

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West Coast Suffers Worst of U.S. Housing Shortage http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/west-coast-suffers-worst-of-u-s-housing-shortage/ http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/west-coast-suffers-worst-of-u-s-housing-shortage/#respond Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:00:05 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22810 A new study finds that half of the top 10 U.S. markets with the lowest inventory are located on the West Coast. Realtor.com’s new research studied the country’s 150 largest markets and confirms existing data that cities on the West Coast face steep homes prices amid severe inventory shortages. Seattle, WA topped the list with […]

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A new study finds that half of the top 10 U.S. markets with the lowest inventory are located on the West Coast.

Realtor.com’s new research studied the country’s 150 largest markets and confirms existing data that cities on the West Coast face steep homes prices amid severe inventory shortages.

Seattle, WA topped the list with only 0.4% of housing stock currently for sale. Other west coast cities included Eugene, OR; Portland, OR; Santa Rosa, CA; and Sacramento, CA.

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The King Gillette Ranch http://www.ewingsir.com/calabasas/king-gillette-ranch/ http://www.ewingsir.com/calabasas/king-gillette-ranch/#respond Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22805 Southern California is one of the most enticing locations on the west coast and there are an abundance of opportunities for recreational fun throughout the year. If you are considering relocating to sunny Southern California, the city of Calabasas has much to offer catering not only to a luxurious, relaxing lifestyle but also the outdoor adventurous […]

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Southern California is one of the most enticing locations on the west coast and there are an abundance of opportunities for recreational fun throughout the year. If you are considering relocating to sunny Southern California, the city of Calabasas has much to offer catering not only to a luxurious, relaxing lifestyle but also the outdoor adventurous type. With majestic homes and fantastic views of the Santa Monica Mountains, this location is perfect for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors.

The weather is almost always sunny and warm, the popular activities include bike riding, surfing, mountain hiking and working out. With its sunny atmosphere and fresh, friendly faces, Southern California is the ideal place for families, couples, singles, and seniors to call home.

One of the most popular attractions located nearby is the famous King Gillette Ranch. At this ranch, which is found in the heart of one of Southern California’s national parks, visitors have a chance to get away from it all. This site offers a beautiful landscape and plenty of outdoor recreational amenities including hiking and bird watching.

This beautiful tourist location of the ranch offers plenty for the local residents of the Calabasas area to take part in. Even the drive to this California retreat is something to look forward to, as you pass by the excitement of Malibu and the beauty of the natural Canyons.

About the King Gillette Ranch

The King Gillette Ranch is one of the most stunning locations that South California has to offer. It is nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains in the heart of Malibu Creek Watershed. Surrounded by mountains, recreational options and conservation, this parkland which is located at the lower end of the Las Virgenes Valley is a haven for all nature lovers. You can learn more about the park and what it has to offer by visiting the National Park Services website.

In the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains is the King Gillette Ranch, which is a 588-acre location that is open to the public as part of the California State Parks and the National Park Service. There is a new visitor’s center located at the park that offers plenty of free and useful information regarding outdoor activities that visitors and residents can take part in. The ranch is walking distance from the Malibu Creek State Park and it is a definitely worth a look for both the locals and visitors alike.

The History of the King Gillette Ranch

The ranch is named after King Camp Gillette who was an American businessman who invented the best-selling version of the safety razor. His invention of the thin, inexpensive and disposable blade made from stamped steel helped to increase the market for razor blades. Today the company remains as one of the most highly recognized and top-selling razor blade brands.

King Gillette purchased his ranch in 1926. It featured a Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. The ranch has gone through several owners since King Gillette’s death. It was first sold to Clarence Brown, an MGM film director. Later in 1952, it was sold to Bob Hope and he immediately gave it to the Claretian Order of the Catholic Church. They operated seminary on the grounds for 25 years. In 1970, Thomas Aquinas College rented the property from the Claretian Order before moving their campus to Santa Paula in 1977.

The King Gillette Ranch was purchased for $35 million by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, the National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and California State Parks who made it available for public use. As of June 30, 2007, the King Gillette Ranch opened to the public as a park. Since 2008, the ranch has been used for the NBC reality show The Biggest Loser.

Exploring the Natural Beauty of the King Gillette Ranch

You will feel like the king of the mountain when you explore the peaceful surroundings of this luxurious location. It features a beautiful setting on Mullholland between Malibu and Calabasas on a gentle rolling countryside. For those who do not know about the location beforehand, it could be easily bypassed while you are travelling on the highway.

The Santa Monica Mountains are home to a wide range of large mammals and the ranch is also close to California’s rich cultural and historic resources. From this location, you have a fantastic view of the state’s rich landscape.

There is an abundance of outdoor activities for residents of the King Gillette Ranch to enjoy. You can take part in picnicking at the local park, hiking the Santa Monica Mountains, viewing wildflowers while hiking trails or bird watching in your own backyard. The broad meadows in the area serve as a wildlife preservation center which is located in the center corridor of the Santa Monica Mountains range.

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy offers plenty of trails that are located at the back of the ranch that are worth exploring. The grounds of the ranch are breathtaking all throughout the four seasons and it is a great place to walk, take a hike or enjoy a picnic with the family.

There are many beautiful species present including raptors and other birds that search for food among the vivid plant life in the valley. Explore the mountains filled with live oaks or take a break in the beautiful grassland. The local park features Gillette’s historic Spanish Colonial Revival style mansion and many other structures that were all part of the historic original landscape. This includes the tree-lined path and the grand entry as well as a man-made pond, a formal courtyard, terrace, lawns, and bridges.

This location offers plenty of trails to explore and allows you to become one with nature. It is the ideal spot for anyone who enjoys spending time in the fresh California sunshine. It can cater to the needs of various types of individuals from the fitness gurus to the nature enthusiasts who are always ready to go on their next adventure.

Getting to the King Gillette Ranch

The King Gillette location is worth the stop if you are looking forward to some down time. The grounds are vast and you will feel that you are separated from the stress and noise of the city life, even though the excitement of Malibu is just a few miles away. The visitor’s center is simple yet full of knowledge about the area. On some occasions, there will be a guest speaker, an arts and crafts show or a special presentation on conservation in hopes to inspire and educate the visitors and locals.

If you would like to take a look at the majestic King Gillette Ranch yourself, it can be found at 26800 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA. 91302. If you are driving from Ventura Fwy (101), you will need to exit Las Virgenes Rd. then Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd. to Mulholland Hwy. intersection. At the traffic light, turn left on Mullholland Hwy. The park entrance is 0.1 mile on the right.

• There is a 2-hour free parking limit in the main parking lot that is located by the Visitor Center. There is also a second parking lot where a small fee is charged for all day use. Street parking is typically available, depending on the time of day or year.
• Restrooms are available on site for both men and women with multiple flushable toilets inside of the three-story building which is adjacent to the parking area.
• There is also a water fountain located by all the restrooms.
Dogs are allowed on the premises, but they must remain on a leash at all times. You will be expected to pick up after your pet.
• The parking lot is paved and accessible for most visitors.
• Cell phone services in the area can be unreliable in some locations.

Looking to Take Part in the Exclusive Calabasas Community?

King Gillette Ranch is an exciting place to visit because surprisingly, not too many people know about this gem of a location. The center of the ranch is occupied by the old horse stables. And the re-purposed building has been recently awarded with the LEED Platinum certification and it is also the very first “Net Zero” visitor center in the National Park Service, which serves as a great model for other parks in the country.

While it may be one of the newest attractions in the Southern California area, the ranch takes visitors back in time to the golden age of the area. It has a long elegant driveway that is lined with fine old oak and eucalyptus trees, that offer homes for the local wild birds including owls, falcons, and golden eagles.

If you would like to take part in the growing community of Calabasas, you should get in touch with one of our professional real estate experts who can guide you in the right direction for your forever home. We would be happy to assist you with more information on luxurious homes for sale in the Calabasas area. Please visit our contact page for more details and feel free to browse our database for Calabasas homes for sale.

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Nation’s Priciest Home Listed in Los Angeles http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/nations-priciest-home-listed-in-los-angeles/ http://www.ewingsir.com/market-news/nations-priciest-home-listed-in-los-angeles/#respond Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:00:38 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22813 Where else? The newly completed megamansion is the most expensive residence for sale in the U.S. The palacial 38,000 square foot home in Bel Air is listed at $250,000 million. The most expensive property in U.S. history sold for $147 million back in 2014. Notable features include a candy room, a bowling alley, a collection […]

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Where else? The newly completed megamansion is the most expensive residence for sale in the U.S.

The palacial 38,000 square foot home in Bel Air is listed at $250,000 million. The most expensive property in U.S. history sold for $147 million back in 2014.

Notable features include a candy room, a bowling alley, a collection of glass foosball tables and chrome skateboard sculptures, and a movie theater with a James Bond theme.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Makowsky estimated that there are only about 3,000 potential buyers for the property worldwide.

Read more on CurbedLA. Photo courtesy of Bruce Makowsky.

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The Exclusive Sherwood Country Club http://www.ewingsir.com/lake-sherwood/the-exclusive-sherwood-country-club/ http://www.ewingsir.com/lake-sherwood/the-exclusive-sherwood-country-club/#respond Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.ewingsir.com/?p=22792 Set in Ventura County, California in the Santa Monica Mountains verging on the Lake Sherwood reservoir, Sherwood Country Club boasts a climate similar to a humid subtropical region. This lush location is much more than a community full of some of the most gorgeous homes in Ventura County. It’s also a private member held golf […]

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Set in Ventura County, California in the Santa Monica Mountains verging on the Lake Sherwood reservoir, Sherwood Country Club boasts a climate similar to a humid subtropical region. This lush location is much more than a community full of some of the most gorgeous homes in Ventura County. It’s also a private member held golf and country club. The members only 18-hole Jack Nicklaus bespoke golf course and country club is also a renowned movie location. Bounded by a selection of hiking trails like Rocky Oaks Park, this exceptional geographical location is enclosed by unsullied land locking in a natural beauty!

The Sherwood Community has roughly 660 residents residing in electronic gated communities and lake-view homes whose occupants utilize neighboring towns like Thousand Oaks for commercial necessities. Lake Sherwood’s educational needs are provisioned by the Conejo Valley Unified School District. School aged residents attend Westlake Elementary, Colina Middle School, and Westlake High School.

With such an elaborate history of abundance, it may be difficult to envision the region minus the ostentatious display of wealth. However, according to previous locals of the region, the area was once a simple understated lake district.Rumor has it that Lake Sherwood’s history is older than the renowned 1922 Robin Hood movie that made the area so popular. There were many events that led to the development of the opulent Sherwood district with its very own private country club.

Originally called Potreto Lake, Lake Sherwood is the eldest artificial lake in California. It was erected in 1904 and renamed Lake Sherwood. In 1921 when the encircled areas were used for the film “Robin Hood” starring the super-star of the day Douglas Fairbanks, Sr, the area was called “Sherwood Forest” and “Maid Marian Park.” Regrettably, following the film’s production the owner of the property lost it in a divorce settlement and the new owner and spouse changed the lake’s name to “Lake Canterbury.” However, the name wasn’t a winner. The moniker was changed again to “Los Touras” (a combination of the words Ventura and Los Angeles). To make a long story short, the property was finally sold and purchased by the mogul William Randolph Hearst. For half-a-century the small lake town was celebrated and Lake Sherwood was a community appreciated by all. During the 1980’s, the property was developed into luxury homes by the management of the Dole Food Company and the golf course was inaugurated in 1989. Though today the district is a celebrity paradise, it’s good to know that at one time Sherwood Country Club had modest California beginnings. To Sherwood residents, the valley symbolizes a place of magnificent beauty, grandeur, tradition, and cordiality.

Golfing at the Sherwood Country Club

Sherwood Country Club is the domicile of a champion 18-hole Jack Nicklaus bespoke golf course, driving range, and golf clubhouse inspired by Georgian architectural design. At the center of the Sherwood Country Club is the vast and legendary Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Impressive and unrivaled, the golf course was developed to merge effortlessly with the location’s arresting natural scenery. The tranquil ambiance offers residents and members a convenient getaway right in its own courtyard. The course is an amalgamation of par-3 holes, three sets of tees, tiered greens, and a sensational 65-yard hold including an island green. The golf course is snuggled inside one of Sherwood’s most picturesque canyons enriched by fabulous vistas and a well-maintained environment.

Sherwood was the quarters for the Chevron World Challenge, presented by Tiger Woods each December from 2000 to 2013. Sherwood Country Club hosted the Showdown at Sherwood in 1999, making history as the inaugural prime-time live golf match featuring top golfers David Duval and Tiger Woods. The year 2016 will see Sherwood become the go to place for the state-of-the-art Champions Tour event and the PowerShares QQQ Championship. Sherwood is also home to the annually televised Chevron World Challenge golf tournament. Membership is roughly 375 golf members and owners. Inclusion is by invitation or member referral.

The Sherwood course is an amazing experience for any golfer regardless of their playing level. The landscape is constructed in conjunction with the natural beauty so much a part of the panorama. Ascents and valley, exquisite waterfalls, gushing streams, and distinctive rock formations reverberate the esthetically appealing and natural backdrop. The stunning Sherwood Valley and serene Lake Sherwood offers spectacular views at every tee box with luxurious fairways adorned with orchards of splendid sycamore, willow, and oak trees.

The Sherwood golf community has a strict dress code as well. Blue jeans or denim of any color are not allowed, except when entering and exiting the locker area while preparing for a game of golf. Casual clothing like athletic shorts (except shorts for golf attire), bike shorts, and cargo pants are prohibited. Collarless shirts are not allowed; however, turtlenecks designed for golf attire are permitted. Shirts must be tucked in and pants must have a belt. T-shirts are not allowed on the golf course or inside the clubhouse. Hats are not allowed inside the clubhouse, but they may be worn in the Golf Pro Shop. While on the property, hats must be worn with the bill facing front. Flip-flops or sandals are only permitted in the locker rooms. All children and teens must adhere to the rigorous dress code.

Sherwood Country Club Features and Amenities

Besides being home to a dynamic 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, The Sherwood Country Club offers a spa, fitness center, Olympic and junior sized swimming pools, and a tennis clubhouse. All together there are 12 tennis courts including eight hard courts and two clay grass courts. There are also eating facilities, a lounge, and al fresco dining. The tennis club maintains a membership of roughly 175 members.

Sherwood Cares is a charity of the Sherwood Country Club that serves children and families by supporting programs concerned with education, nutritional, medical, and safety needs. Donations to the charity start at $10.00 to as much as $10,000 and up. Donations are issued to specific charities chosen via the foundation’s grant process, or the donation can be directed toward a specific charity upon the request of the donor.

The outside area is even lovelier on the community’s canopied terrace. The ambiance is romantic with an off-white hued colonnade, a rotunda adorned with a pergola, and a canopy that provides shade the whole year. Guests relish the rolling hillside and awe inspiring horizon that morphs into a captivating scene for wedding ceremonies. Receptions held outside are presented on the Croquet Lawn, a stunning landscape with manicured shrubbery. The space is cleverly utilized and easily accommodates unique lighting, lounge furniture, and tents. All this is situated amongst a picturesque view above the hills with an opportunity for dancing under the twilight. In addition, the facility has a marvelous indoor ballroom decked-out with a wall of windows, permitting plenty of natural light. Beaded crystal chandeliers create a beatific glimmer over the reception area. Besides weddings, other affairs held at the Sherwood Community include special events, mitzvahs, parties, business functions and meetings, dinners, evening galas, live auctions, tournaments, and charitable events sponsored by the Sherwood Country Club Charitable Foundation.

Living in the Exclusive Sherwood Community

The Sherwood Country Club community in the Ventura County district, is an exclusive enclave home to some of the most expensive real estate in the world. Estates are fashioned individually with impressive architectural beauty. All estates include sui generis, distinctive, well-appointed and rich parquet floors, marble and granite finishes, detailed moldings, bespoke cabinets, top-of-the-range kitchen appliances, French doors, and more.

The area is upscale with more than 1,000 of the most prominent and wealthy residents in the United States including people like Davide Murdock, propietor of the Dole Company. His estate sprawls out over 2,000 acres of land perched upon a hill top. What’s more, quality Lake Sherwood properties are not only for celebrities, though the town has been home to myriad of the rich and famous like Sophia Loren, Sylvester Stallone and Jamie Foxx. In fact, the cabin the late great actor Douglas Fairbanks occupied is currently registered as a Venture County historical landmark.

There have been a number of movies filmed at this astonishing location as well. Actually, it’s not unusual for homes in the community to be used as a backdrop for various films. The movie Bridesmaids (2011) pre-wedding scenes were filmed in the county of Sherwood. As a matter of fact, many commercials and TV series used the community and surrounding area as a backdrop. For example, the famed helicopter scene from the 1970s series M*A*S*H used the Sherwood community for their opening scene as a background. The TV series Dukes of Hazard from the same era used the location as well.

Becoming a Member of the Sherwood Community

The Sherwood membership has around 370 golf members. Members join via invitation or referral from a member. The tennis club has roughly 175 members. Well known club members include Mel Gibson, Jack Nicholson, Tom Selleck, Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Jane Seymour, and Justin Timberlake.

Depending on their sportive or non-sportive leanings, recreational preferences, age range of the family and their numerous social inclinations, members are welcome to take advantage of numerous facilities of the club’s many-sided attributes. There’s something for everyone as a Sherwood member. The Georgian colonial architecture is a sight to behold, especially with the fine landscape to complement it. Overall, the Sherwood Country Club far exceeds expectations, and will surly continue throughout the years. It’s associates will undoubtedly be a privileged and enviable group as members of one of the top country clubs in the world and all the benefits that come with such a prestigious estate.

The membership fee for the Sherwood Country Club is about $300,000 with monthly fees close to $1,000. If a member owns property, the initiation fee is approximately $200,000. Membership includes:

  • A professionally-equipped gym available for all members offering assorted activities ranging from fitness classes to personal training.
  • The Tennis Clubhouse of the Sherwood Country Club provides men and women with locker rooms for members and their guests.
  • Formal and informal dining and wining facilities are provided at the club.
  • The Sherwood Spa offers various treatments for well-being such as body scrubs, hair removals, massages, micro-dermabrasion, manicures, pedicures, facial peels, and more.
  • A kid’s zone at the club is located nearby the junior Olympic sized swimming pool that also offers video games for children.
  • The club holds social and sporting events year round for members and their families.
  • Members can feel safe in a secure and gated community.

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