The ultimate example of Suburbia. However, a lot of gay couples have resettled there.
T.O. (as it's referred to) is just north of the San Fernando Valley which has Studio City as its gay ghetto. About a half an hour to one hour drive depending on traffic.
West Hollywood (gay ghetto mecca) is a short drive from Studio City.
Thousand Oaks is just east of Malibu, so the beach is close - take Kanan Road, not Malibu Canyon.
Weather is typical southern California - HOT in the summer, cooler in winter.
Best of luck in your relocation, hope all goes well