Thousand Oaks, California is a beautiful city located just north of Malibu Creek State Park, Point Mugu State Park, and Leo Carrillo State Park. With a population of just over 126,000 people, the city is a thriving metropolis and offers plenty of entertainment options for its residents. The majority of the population is older than 40 years-old. However, the average home value in the city is over $100,000, twice that of the average home values in California. The city enjoys a mild climate throughout the year and lower-than-average crime rates. The rates of crime in Thousand Oaks are one-third of the United States’ average, making it one of the safer places to live in the state. In fact, the city received the highly-acclaimed “Best Places to Live” award from Money magazine six years ago in 2006. The Gardens of the World attraction provides residents, and visitors with the opportunity to enjoy lush, privately maintained gardens. Other National Parks and Theaters close by provide wholesome recreational activities in which the entire family can take part. The city falls under the Los Angeles County jurisdiction. Although Thousand Oaks is a city in size, it has a small-town community feel that would make any resident or visitor feel at home.