Thousand Oaks is situated in the northwestern section of Los Angeles County and has a population of about 125,000 people. It was originally conceived as a master plan community and is one of the few that stuck with the idea. Consequently, it is considered one of the best places to live in the U.S., and is a very upscale community with high property values and quality of life.
The easiest way to get around Thousand Oaks is by car, but they have public transportation too. With 4 routes (Gold, Green, Red, and Blue) the bus system covers much of the city, but this will not be the best option for most residents. The Metrolink Commuter Shuttle has convenient service to the California Lutheran University.