Beginning approximately 30 miles northwest of the City of Los Angeles, 385 miles south of San Francisco, and from 10-15 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, the Conejo Valley (“conejo” meaning “rabbit” in Spanish) is a bucolic, picturesque valley encompassing both Southeastern Ventura County as well as a part of Northwest Los Angeles County in Southern California.
It consists of the cities and communities of Thousand Oaks (an incorporated city within Ventura County), Newbury Park (primarily part of incorporated Thousand Oaks; partially within unincorporated Ventura County) , Westlake (an unincorporated area within Los Angeles County), Westlake Village (an incorporated city within Los Angeles County), Oak Park (an unincorporated area within Ventura County), Agoura (an unincorporated area within Los Angeles County) and Agoura Hills (an incorporated city within Los Angeles County); including Lake Sherwood, Hidden Valley, and Dos Vientos.
Adjacent to the cities of Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, and Calabasas; other cities close to the Conejo Valley include Oxnard, Ventura (City of), Pt Hueneme, Santa Paula, and Fillmore.
Ranging generally between 800 and 1500 feet above sea level (depending on which rolling hill you’re standing on), the valley’s 1850+ square miles are normally cooled by coastal breezes with a rim of scenic mountains providing insulation against any severe cold. Developed in large measure by the formulation and implementation of careful and thoughtful general plans of its component incorporated cities (Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, and Agoura Hills) for many years now, the Conejo Valley today boasts a well balanced mix of residential areas; excellent, leading public and private schools; commercial, business, and industrial areas and centers; modern shopping areas, centers, and malls; and open space and green belt areas totalling over 12,000 acres.
Combine such enviable features with very low crime rates, and the result is that the Conejo Valley is one of the most desirable communities in both the state of California and the nation in which to live, work, play, visit, and vacation.