Nestled neatly within a picturesque plateau, rimmed by tree-dotted hills and scenic mountains, the Cities of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village are 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, 39 miles northwest of Los Angeles, Situated near the southeastern edge of Ventura County, adjoining the western edge of Los Angeles County, in a valley called The Conejo, Thousand Oaks is a 56-square-mile area with an average elevation of 900 feet above sea level.
Today's residents in Westlake Village, live within this beautiful, natural environment of award-winning neighborhoods, thriving businesses and enviable lifestyles. The original master-planned community of Westlake Village is transected diagonally by the Los Angeles and Ventura County line. The Los Angeles County side, consisting of 3,456 acres, was incorporated as the City of Westlake Village in 1981 and became the 82nd municipality in Los Angeles County. The Ventura County side, comprised of the remaining 8,544 acres of the original Russell ranch, was annexed into the City of Thousand Oaks in two portions in 1968 and 1972. The wisdom of the master planners in preserving, protecting and enhancing the natural environment of the area is evident today in the consistent growth and vitality of Westlake Village.