Westlake Village at Thousand Oaks, CA
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The community of Westlake Village is a combination of luxury and affordable elegance, featuring planned communities and two notable country clubs.
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The lakeside community known as Westlake Village straddles the border between Los Angeles and Ventura counties in Conejo Valley, with an unincorporated area of Westlake spilling into Thousand Oaks. The area is surrounded by open space, hiking, horse trails and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The famous lake lies at the center of the community and contains a residential island. Two upscale country clubs serve the region — Sherwood Country Club to the west and North Ranch Country Club to the north. Bordering Malibu Hills, the community is only nine miles away from the Pacific Ocean.
History of Westlake Village
The history of Westlake Village is a compelling one that first began some 3,000 years ago when Chumash Indians settled into the area, although it wasn’t until the late 18th century when Spanish explorers and missionaries started to use the area of Westlake Village in earnest before it eventually became one of the first Spanish land grants. When Mexico fought for and won their independence from Spain in 1821, this land grant became a part of Mexican territory and would remain that way until it was sold to the Russell brothers in 1881, primarily for cattle ranching.
This land would switch hands a few more times before being bought by the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company in 1963. In coordination with Prudential Insurance Company, a plan was created to have a city built that was surrounded by country and rural area. In the years following, this planned community was built to match 1960’s style suburbanism, eventually becoming incorporated as the City of Westlake Village, after which the area became a popular community for people looking to settle down in Southern California.
Westlake Village Schools & Education
Westlake Village is served partly by the Conejo Valley Unified School District as well as the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Although there are several additional private schools and charter schools to select from, the primary public schools available to Westlake Village residents include White Oak Elementary as a part of LVUSD and Westlake Hills Elementary, and Westlake High as a part of the CVUSD.
Each of these schools are distinguished in their own way and have gained a reputation as providing their students with a fantastic education, which is displayed through the yearly awards that each have received. White Oak Elementary was named as a National Blue Ribbon School in 1986 and 1994, while Westlake Hills Elementary has been the recipient of a wide array of awards over the years, including the prestigious Governor’s Performance Award. As for Westlake High School, it was one of the 329 National Blue Ribbon Schools in 2016, which is an award that’s designed to recognize high performing schools that are among the best performing ones in their respective state.
Westlake Village Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Although the city itself is small, Westlake Village is packed with intriguing attractions, shopping centers, and restaurants that are sure to satisfy. If you enjoy spending time among nature and want to visit a place where you can relax and take it easy, then consider stopping by The Gardens of the World, which are beautiful botanical gardens that highlight the culture and gardening practices of the places they represent. As you take a stroll through the gardens, you’ll spot different sections for Japanese gardens, French gardens, Italian gardens, and also a Mission courtyard that focuses on the early history of California.
If you enjoy shopping, then you’ll love living in Westlake Village, as it hosts two of the best shopping centers in Southern California, including The Promenade at Westlake and Shoppes at Westlake Village. The Shoppes at Westlake Village is a beautiful shopping destination that offers 35 stores to select from, which were chosen to provide shoppers with variety. Although Target is the main attraction at this shopping center, you’ll also find popular stores such as Lighthouse Salon Suites and Kirk Jewelers as well as dining options like The Gallery Restaurant and Los Agaves Restaurant. The Promenade at Westlake is a great place to spend time with friends and is outfitted with Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, an upscale movie theater that you don’t want to miss. Some of the main shops at this destination include Barnes & Noble, Sephora, and Vintage Grocers.
When you’re searching for a great place to dine at after moving into your new home, there are a large variety of delicious eateries to select from in Westlake Village for any palette. If you’re in the mood for classic American fare with a light Italian twist, consider placing a reservation at Boccaccio’s Restaurant, an upscale eatery that offers elegant outdoor seating with pristine lake views.
Westlake Village Homes for Sale
Now is a great time to purchase a home in Westlake Village, as recent market trends indicate that it’s currently a buyers market and is set to be for some time in the future. Although the average price per square foot for a house in Westlake Village has risen from $410 to around $424 over the past year, the median sales price for a home has dropped around 8 percent in totality. The month of August 2017 saw a median sales price of $800,000, a drop from $837,000 in April of this year. While current home prices are affordable, these prices have been gradually increasing over the past five years, but have done so at a slow rate, which is great when you’re attempting to find the home of your dreams.
Westlake Village Community Features & Amenities
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Community Amenities Include:
- Lake Sherwood Country Club
- Lake Sherwood
- Horse trails
- North Ranch Country Club
- West Lake
- Hiking trails
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Market Stats for Westlake Village
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Average Listing Price
Based off of 161 single family homes
Homes listed over $2.5M
New in the last 30 days
-78% over Prev 30 days
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