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At about 900 feet above sea level, we are nestled against the Santa Monica Mountains and are surrounded by miles of natural, publicly owned, open space. The Conejo Valley encompasses the areas and cities of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Agoura, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. Ventura and Los Angeles Counties have their borders in Westlake Village and Agoura. Just east is Calabasas, west is Camarillo, and to the north lie Moorpark and Simi Valley. We are blessed with great public school districts - Las Virgenes Unified, Oak Park Unified, and Conejo Valley Unified. Parks, shopping centers, hiking trails, and bike paths are in abundance.

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History of the Conejo Valley
(Conejo means rabbit in Spanish, and there are many of them!)

The Chumash Native Americans dwelled in the Conejo Valley hundreds of years ago. The Spanish explorer, Cabrillo, arrived in 1542, claiming the land for the Spanish King. In the early 1800s land grants were given to loyal soldiers by the Spanish governor and throughout the 19th century pioneers migrated to the area with the first post office being established in 1875. The Conejo Valley was merely a stop on the stagecoach route between Los Angeles and San Francisco until the invention of the motorcar meant the construction of a highway between the two major cities. The Janss Family purchased 10,000 acres in the early 1900s and began planning a 'total community'. Chicken ranches, dairy farms and apricot orchards evolved, and Louis Goebel created a tourist attraction called Jungleland with his performing jungle animals. (Some scenes for "Tarzan" and "The Adventures of Robin Hood" were filmed here). On September 29, 1964, the City of Thousand Oaks was officially named - selected because of the abundance of majestic oak trees, which are still carefully preserved and monitored today.