Anyone familiar w/ the Thousand Oaks, CA area?

  • Runningrass

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    Mar 31, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    I'm moving there next week and haven't much of an idea what to expect. Any recommendations?
  • eddieross69

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    Apr 04, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    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 icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 04, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    eddieross69 saidThe ultimate example of Suburbia.

    Well put.

    In other news, I see you like rock climbing so you're in luck. There is tons of climbing in the Santa Monica mountains. I've been to Echo Cliffs in the Backbone area (super close to T.O.) and I've been climbing in Malibu Creek State Park (also close).

    And if you've never been, you should check out Point Dume in Malibu. It's a fun little wall with a few routes right on the ocean. Can't beat the views!
  • Runningrass

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    Apr 05, 2011 3:19 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. Suburbia kinda scares me, but I'll try to keep an open mind.

    I actually lived in Studio City for a couple of years. Had no idea that it was considered a "gay ghetto" (I'm not even really sure what that means).

    Rock climbing opportunities sound great, though my biggest thing is training for (and competing in) triathlons. It's also really important to me that everyday stuff (grocery store, gym, office, etc.) be easily accessible (i.e. by foot or pedal).

    One more day and I'll be there!
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    Apr 05, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    I grew up there!! represent the 91360! haha

    Without this sounding like a sales pitch, Thousand Oaks has lots to offer. There's malls, parks, the beach is like a 30 min drive away, there are some great hiking trails in the Wildwood park(especially the one to paradise falls), and there are plenty of stores within walking distance.

    Im big on the day hikes, and in the next city over in Newbury Park which is like 5 mins away, there are some great trails up to Mount Boney, or down to Sycamore Cove, if you can check those out.

    Maybe ill see ya around =)

    good luck on the move!
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    Apr 05, 2011 4:11 AM GMT
    T.O. is just twenty minutes away from where i live.
    Its clean, safe, upper class area, lots of hills to rockclimb if youre into that.
    Many of the guys there are professionals but love to be active. Camarillo is the same way but more family oriented. Ventura and Oxnard are nice too, but get to know the ghetto areas so you know where Not to go, lol!
    Enjoy, and Welcome! icon_biggrin.gif