While it may seem like a boring residential suburb, living in a Thousand Oaks apartment offers plenty of advantages unavailable elsewhere. From its the beautiful year-round weather to its plethora of recreational activities, Thousand Oaks is a unique city to live in.
No matter what your interests are, here are some ways you can maximize your Thousand Oaks apartment.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Paradise Falls in Wildwood Park, photo via Wikimedia Commons
Nestled at the bottom of Ventura County, Thousand Oaks is a short minutes drive to beautiful beaches in Oxnard, Ventura, and Malibu .
Also within walking distance from numerous Thousand Oaks apartments is Wildwood Park. From stunning hikes to Paradise Falls (now replete with water thanks to recent storms), to horseback riding and day camps, Wildwood Park is a terrific option to lovers of the outdoors.
Other outdoor activities nearby Thousand Oaks apartments include the Conejo Valley Botanical Garden and the Gardens of the World.
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
While the nightlife might not be as vibrant as nearby Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks offers some fun options for entertainment.
Located adjacent to City Hall, the Civic Arts Plaza is in the center of Thousand Oaks. The TOCAP plays host to both the New West Symphony and Cabrillo Music Theatre, and in addition A-list music acts and stand up comics often book the venue on their respective tours.
If you ever find yourself in the mood for a show, chances are there will be an upcoming act to fit your taste at the Civic Arts Plaza.
California Lutheran University
Thousand Oaks plays host to California Lutheran University, a private liberal arts university. Located close to plenty of Thousand Oaks apartments, CLU often has plenty events, (many of which are free) including concerts, athletic events, and art galleries.
Despite school not being in session come summertime, there are still numerous ongoing activities at CLU.
One of these include the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, in which the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company presents their production of some of Shakespeare’s finest works every summer.
In addition, baseball fans can watch the Conejo Oaks—a premier collegiate summer baseball team that fields some of the top college ballplayers from around the country—play their home games at Ullman Stadium.
Those with kids can rejoice, as CLU offers various youth summer camps that will keep your child entertained all summer.
Don’t Touch the Thermostat
While there are tons of tips available to making the most out of the interior of your Thousand Oaks apartment, perhaps the most important appliance in terms of comfortability is your thermostat.
Quite possibly the most appealing part of Thousand Oaks is its moderate climate throughout the year. With this in mind, your Thousand Oaks apartment should be comfortable enough to not require the use of a thermostat.
However, there will come a certain summer afternoon or winter morning in which that thermostat looks tantalizing. Don’t give in. invest in a good fan and some quality slippers or moccasins. Your electric bill will thank you.
Befriend Your Neighbors
Thousand Oaks often ranks among the top five safest cities in America, according to several FBI reports. Because of this, you will often find members of your Thousand Oaks apartment complex to be some of the friendliest people you’ll meet.
Upon moving in, be sure to socialize with your neighbors, and who knows, maybe you’ll meet your new best friend.