Thousand Oaks is an idyllic Berkeley suburb in an inspiring natural setting. The original town planners worked with the existing environment to beautify the homes while achieving a natural balance. Roads decorated with lush plantings and colorful flowers wind around large granite boulders and tree groves while following the contours of hills. Complete with sweeping views of the Bay, this rustic retreat of a neighborhood maintains a breathtaking simplicity treasured by those who call it home.
Early on, Craftsman bungalows and shingled lodges were sprinkled throughout the community. Later, between 1910 and 1940, Thousand Oaks saw period revivals in Spanish, Tudor, and French Provincial styles. Mature oak trees, landscaped walking paths, a delightful spring, and bucolic parks now surround the magnificent Thousand Oaks real estate.
The area's shopping district is along Solano Avenue, a charming, tree-lined boulevard of locally owned shops and restaurants. Residents enjoy an array of dining options including Nepalese, Tibetan, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Italian, and California cuisine. For grocery expeditions that can occasionally turn into a fun adventure, we suggest exploring the small family-owned groceries that specialize in Italian, Middle Eastern, or Asian foods.