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Lake Sherwood and Sherwood Country Club
Lake Sherwood and Sherwood Country Club
The exceptional quality and absolute seclusion of Sherwood Country Club set it apart from and above other private communities in Southern California. Created amid a backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains and shimmering Lake Sherwood, Sherwood Country Club began in 1986 and offers home styles and a lifestyle that are exceptional.
Originally named Potrero Lake when it was built in 1904, it took on the name Sherwood after the 1921 filming of the classic Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks Sr. A treasured summer retreat and weekend getaway for Angelinos for decades, the gated Sherwood of today is a combination of eclectic original home sites coupled with the newer premier enclave.
The two Sherwood Country Clubs boast Jack Nicklaus’ designed courses: the championship 18-hole golf course and the smaller 18-hole Par 3 course, tennis courts of hardtru, clay, and grass, two junior Olympic swimming pools, fitness centers and spas, and several pubs, restaurants, banquet halls, meeting rooms, and a varied social life with club activities.
Sherwood residents enjoy the beauty of nature, lake activities such as fishing, sailing, party-boat “yachting,” and kayaking year round, and a community full of interesting people.
Westlake Village is the “city in the country,” with beautiful neighborhoods surrounded by hillsides and mountains. Straddling both Los Angeles and Ventura counties, Westlake Village began as one of the first master-planned California communities in the mid-1960s and continues to be a wonderful place to live.
Designed around lovely man-made Westlake Lake, including an island of lakeside homes in the middle, Westlake Village is a wonderful mix of cul-de-sac streets, parks, hiking, biking, boating, and equestrian trails. An ideal family atmosphere, Westlake Village is famous for excellent public and private schools and growing business opportunities.
Residents enjoy the outdoors and frequently take advantage of the public marina and yacht club. They visit the Farmer’s Market every Sunday morning, meet at Starbucks, shop at upscale Gelson’s or Sprouts, enjoy the variety of retail stores, and sample the fare at diverse restaurants. Westlake Village offers it all.
The prestigious North Ranch area is located just north of Westlake Village. Featuring some of the most beautiful land and views in the Westlake area, North Ranch has primarily custom homes ranging in size from 3500′ to 15,000′ in size on 1 acre to 5-acre parcels, designed by famed architects and built by notable builders.
There are many gated enclaves with North Ranch, including Country Club Estates, as well as neighborhoods with single family homes and townhomes. North Ranch Country Club is the centerpiece of North Ranch, known for its 72-hole golf course. Like Westlake Village, North Ranch has superb surroundings, convenient shopping and dining, and shares the same excellent school system.
Down winding roads lined with ancient oaks, past rolling green pastures with white fences and world-class equestrian facilities, through lush hills and the splendor of the rugged Santa Monica Mountains lies Hidden Valley. Approximately 45 minutes away from both Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, this tranquil community is home to fewer than 40 families, each on a minimum of 20 acres.
Aptly named, Hidden Valley is its own peaceful, pastoral world; close to all amenities yet private as the quiet wind. Today, Hidden Valley is often the choice location for business, entertainment, and sports figures who wish the privilege of privacy and serenity in a spectacular natural setting.
Thousand Oaks is home to Amgen, the second largest biotechnology company in the world and Ventura County’s largest private employer. While the business community is diverse and thriving in Thousand Oaks, its residents continually look for ways to preserve the community’s rural past.
The city is surrounded by a ring of open space protected from development by both local conservation groups as well as the city. Parks and hiking trails are abundant in residential neighborhoods and horses in backyards aren’t a rare sight. Longtime residents remember Jungleland, where movie studios kept their large animal performers.
Family-owned businesses and their simple storefronts have a strong presence along Thousand Oaks Boulevard since the founding of the city, but upscale and specialty chains in The Promenade, The Lakes, The Oaks Mall, and the Janss Marketplace are abundant and within a short distance. Cultural activities are forefront at the renowned Civic Arts Plaza and Gardens of the World. Thousand Oaks is also known for its strong school district, and is perennially among the safest small cities in America.
Agoura Hills and Oak Park
Agoura Hills sits among oak-covered canyons and rolling hillsides and is proud of its schools, low crime, and open spaces. Often called the “Gateway” to the Santa Monica Mountains and just 30 minutes from Los Angeles, Agoura Hills lies adjacent to Calabasas and retains a strong rural spirit.
The suburban community of 20,000 retains a commitment to the preservation of its past and to environmental protection of its surroundings. Between the mountains to hike and bike through, the 80 acres in six parks, and an equestrian center, the town’s recreational services provide something for everyone. If it gets too hot, Malibu is only fifteen minutes away through the gorgeous canyons of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Oak Park was once a part of Agoura Hills but lies in Ventura County and became its own entity in the 1970’s. Only a bit larger than 5 square miles, Oak Park is home to 15,000 residents who enjoy well-designed neighborhoods, superb schools, convenient shopping and proximity to goods and services. All land in Oak Park is developed and the remaining vacant land, owned by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, is enjoyed by all for outdoor activities like hiking and biking.
The name “Malibu” is synonymous with sunshine, sand, and surf. This affluent beachfront city lies in northwestern Los Angeles County and is home to over twenty-one miles of scenic coastline along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway. Despite its large geographical area, Malibu is home to fewer than 13,000 residents who relish their sense of small-town community.
Incorporated in 1991, most of Malibu’s residents live within a short bike ride’s distance of the city’s sandy beaches. The ocean, the backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains, and the canyons in between all combine to make the topography and beauty of Malibu unmatched. Home to famous landmarks such as Pepperdine University, the Getty Villa, and Zuma and Surfrider beaches, Malibu also provides immediate access to over 150,000 acres of parks and natural preserves in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
The homes in Malibu range from small beachside bungalows to spectacular modern mansions with breathtaking views, as well as everything in between. The quality of life and natural beauty in Malibu can’t be found anywhere else.
Folks in Calabasas like to think of their city as a mountain community; a rustic, small-town feel with bold views of wooded hillsides and dramatic open skies.
Residents enjoy the perfectly spaced distance from Los Angeles; the town’s location makes for a short commute into Downtown or Santa Monica, but lacks the frenzied pace and busy lifestyle of dense city life. Calabasas also offers immediate access to the coastal beaches that line Malibu and Topanga canyons.
Town fathers have kept a tight rein on growth since its incorporation in 1991. Despite the rural overtones, the city features The Commons at Calabasas, a 200,000-square-foot shopping center with restaurants, retail and office space, a business park, and a community center health club. A hub for commerce, there are eighteen publicly owned companies that have offices in Calabasas. In 2006, the town adopted one of the nation’s toughest nonsmoking ordinances, banning smoking in most outdoor public spaces.
Calabasas has gone from a small three acres to over 60 acres of city-owned parkland. Juan De Anza Park offers an additional 200 acres of recreational space and serves as the gateway to the 6,000-acre Malibu Creek State Park.
Geographically located at the heart of Ventura County, Camarillo is one of the area’s growing cities. The surrounding hillside is populated with lush farms, unique homes and the Spanish Hills Country Club. Charming neighborhoods lined with trees, parks, and greenery perfectly fill this peaceful town.
The Camarillo Premium Outlets serve as one of the most popular shopping centers in the county, attracting local residents and tourists alike with its quality name brand outlet stores like Versace, Calvin Klein, Nike, Sony, and many more.
California State University, Channel Islands, opened in August 2002, giving the county its first four year state university. The Lewis Road interchange project provides quick and easy access for drivers on both Highways 1 and 101 to the university.
Newly constructed neighborhoods continue to bring more residents to town. Camarillo city officials, however, are committed to striking a balance between development and its Spanish land grant heritage.
Newbury Park is the western-most community in the greater Thousand Oaks area and abuts the Santa Monica National Recreation. Natural beauty and scenic parklands stretch all the way to coast of Malibu.
The city owes its name to Egbert Starr Newbury, the first postmaster and significant land owner in the Conejo Valley in the 1870’s. Although the majority of single-family homes in Newbury Park were developed in the 1950′s -1970′s, the city is also home to the picturesque Dos Vientos Ranch. Dos Vientos homes are prized for their Spanish architecture, innovative design, and cherished breezes from the Pacific Ocean.
With cooler temperatures than the San Fernando Valley, Newbury Park stays temperate and welcoming year round.
Moorpark is a small town with plenty of character. Founded in 1887, it was presumably named after the Moorpark apricot trees that grew in the area. For many years, it was a rural community where cows grazed all along the hills down Spring Road. Now, Moorpark is home to some of the county’s largest employers and Moorpark College, which offers the famous Exotic Animal Training and Management program.
Despite its growth and change since its, Moorpark hasn’t sacrificed much of its small-town feel. Old Town Moorpark is the historic center of the city and features a multitude of small restaurants and shops and local theater. Both quaint, older homes and new developments can be found within the city limits.