The City of Thousand Oaks, incorporated in 1964, is located in beautiful Ventura County, 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains. The City is surrounded by hundreds of square miles of open space. Within the City’s 56 square miles, over 15,500 acres are publicly owned open space, containing 150 miles of trails for hiking, biking, or equestrian uses. Another source of pride in the community is the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, a beacon in the region featuring world-class entertainment, musicals, concerts, plays, children’s shows, ballet, and much more.
A balanced family-oriented community of 132,000 with a strong local economy, Thousand Oaks is home to excellent schools, outstanding parks, and numerous retail-shopping opportunities. The City has adopted a balanced budget with appropriate reserves throughout its history due to conservative management and adherence to long-term financial strategic plans. City Departments include City Manager’s Office, City Attorney’s Office, City Clerk, Human Resources, Finance, Community Development, Cultural Affairs, Library and Public Works. Police and Fire services are provided by Ventura County.