In the mid-1960s, nearly 3,000 years after the Chumash Indians settled the scenic region, a partnership between the American-Hawaiian Steamship Company and the Prudential Insurance Company commissioned a grand plan for the creation of a “city in the country”. In the years since, Westlake Village has become a renowned example of the planned-community concept and a nationally recognized place to raise a family, live, and work. Built around a man-made lake of the same name and surrounded by rolling hills and the Santa Monica Mountains, Westlake Village is a vibrant hub of outdoor activities, beautiful residential communities, and prosperous businesses.
Westlake Village is split between the counties of Los Angeles and Ventura and is comprised of the actual Incorporated City of Westlake Village and a segment in Thousand Oaks. Located approximately 40 miles from downtown Los Angeles and 9 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, this incredibly safe city offers convenient suburban living, in a natural environment, saturated by green space and dozens of parks.
Westlake Village is home to the international headquarters of the Dole Food Company, K-Swiss, PennyMac Home Loans, and J.D. Power & Associates. While these corporations employ many residents in the thriving city, downtown Los Angeles is also easily accessible via the Ventura Freeway. The Pacific Coast Highway also runs nearby.
Westlake Village real estate is relatively more expensive than other cities in the Conejo Valley, but the amenities, public school system, and lifestyle offered are first-rate. The 125-acre Westlake Lake is the nucleus of the city, and boating is a popular pastime. When not on the water, residents enjoy other outdoor pursuits, acclaimed restaurants, spas, and entertainment. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is full of hiking and horse trails, and golfing is enjoyed at the Westlake Golf Course, Sherwood Country Club, and North Ranch Country Club. To top it all off, a steady breeze keeps the city relatively cooler than other areas in the San Fernando Valley.