Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Simi Valley
A typical person living next door
It’s not easy to describe a typical neighbor in this area - it can be an elderly married couple, a big family with three children, a celebrity, or sorority students. There’s no rule as everybody wants to live in this neighborhood (and honestly, we’re not surprised). The diversity of the people living in the area makes it even more unique!
Things you’ll love
Where to start … Besides outstanding views, blue ocean, and wonderful beaches you’ll find countless possibilities when it comes to the hangout spots or workplaces. It’s simply amazing to have so many marvelous cafes and pubs overlooking the ocean. It’s also a chance for younger people looking for a first job as there are many businesses offering seasonal employment (and demand for employees is always present considering a number of tourists in the area).
Be warned …
People are basically everywhere, soaking up the sun and enjoying themselves, but it doesn’t come as much of a surprise, does it? You should also be aware of how infrequently the houses are put on the market here, and when they do, they’re sold within a couple of days (even though it’s not the cheapest area out there, beach houses are pretty pricy).
Drivers will certainly appreciate quick access to the main roads but definitely not the congestion, pretty common during summertime and daily rush hours. If you want to reach the city center or any different area, there are multiple bus services available - you’ll definitely find more than one that’s convenient for you!
Given the diversity of residents in this neighborhood and a number of families with children living here, it’s not hard to find a fantastic school near your house. More options are available if you decide to drive your kids as some well-known institutions are not far away - there’s no need to worry about the education of the youngest at all!