Westlake Village is a beautiful suburban community off the 101 freeway between Agoura Hills and Thousand Oaks. Located about an hour to Santa Barbara and 45 minutes to Los Angeles, Westlake Village is in a wonderful location.
Westlake Village was incorporated in 1981. The eastern part of Westlake Village is located in Los Angeles County and the western part is in Ventura County. The original community was known simply as “Westlake”. Roughly two-thirds of it was annexed by the city of Thousand Oaks in two portions, in 1968 and 1972. In 1981, the remaining third eventually incorporated as the City of Westlake Village. Much of Westlake Village is surrounded by open space, including hiking and horse trails, as well as the vast Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The town is in the northwestern Santa Monica Mountains area, and is 9 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The lake lies within the watershed of Malibu Creek.
The population is almost 8500.
Westlake Village has very comfortable year-round temperatures.
Westlake Village schools rank highly on www.GreatSchools.org. Many people move to Westlake Village for the excellent schools.
There are approximately 6 Westlake Village parks with a variety of amenities including picnic pavilions, ball fields, soccer fields and tennis courts.
North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Golf Course and Sherwood Country Club are absolutely gorgeous country clubs in Westlake Village.
Bank of America Home Loans is the largest employer in Westlake Village with over 600 employees. Other top employers are Move.com, Farmers Insurance Group and Costco. The headquarters of the Dole Food Company, K-Swiss and Guitar Center are also located in Westlake Village.
Some of the annual events in Westlake Village are 4th of July Parade and Fireworks, Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Sing-A-Long.
Some favorite restaurants in Westlake Village are . There are gorgeous views of the lake at Zin Americana Bistro, Galleto, Grill on the Alley, Mediterraneo, Melting Pot, The Landing Grill & Sushi Bar and Boccaccios.
Grocery stores in Westlake Village are Gelson’s, Sprouts, Ralph’s, Trader Joe’s and Vintage Grocers.
There are a few beautiful hotels in Westlake Village including the Four Seasons which has it’s own spa, Westlake Village Inn and the Hyatt.
Some fun places to hang out in the evenings Stonehaus Wine Bar, Bogies, Westlake Brewing Company, Public School 805, Lounge and Finney’s Crafthouse.
Westlake Promenade is an outdoor shopping area with Barnes and Noble, Cinepolis movie theater, Brighton Collectibles, Cost Plus World Market, Sur la Table and Vintage Grocers. The restaurants in the Promenade are Grill on the Alley, Public School 805, Marmalade Cafe, Farfalla Trattoria and Champagne French Bakery Cafe.
The Shoppes at Westlake Village is a newer outdoor shopping area with lots of shops and restaurants including Target, Guitar Center, Tilly’s, In-n-Out, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, the Gallery, Los Agaves, Hook Burger & Pick Up Stix.
The City’s new Westlake Village Community Park along with the Triunfo YMCA facility features a 19-acre active park site and a 55,000 square feet facility for the YMCA, including the Dole Interactive Learning Center, Store, and Café.
There are 2 lakes in Westlake Village: Lake Sherwood and Westlake Lake which has electric boats and Westlake Yacht Club.
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