Thousand Oaks might seem like a sleepy bedroom community, but this city is also famous for a couple of things! Did you for example know that the world’s largest biotech company is located in Newbury Park? Or that Thousand Oaks was named the 7th wealthiest city in America by CBS? You may also not know that there are a huge number of celebrities living in and around Conejo Valley, including Britney Spears, Will Smith, Hulk Hogan, Amanda Bynes, and many others. Another thing people may think of when they hear Thousand Oaks is simply “safety.” Having been rated the 4th safest place in America by the FBI, it may be to no wonder! You probably knew about California Lutheran University (CLU). But did you know this university actually has been rated the 14th best university in the Western United States!? Let us present to you seven things Thousand Oaks is famous for!

8. Southern California’s Largest Limo Service

American Luxury Limousine, located on 2550 Willow Lane, is in 2017 ranked as the “8th Best Thing To Do in Westlake Village” by TripAdvisor! American Luxury Limousine has been located in T.O. for over twenty years and operates minor offices in cities throughout Southern California. Some of the regional offices are for example located in Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Ventura and in Simi Valley. As the top rated Southern California limo services, American Luxury Limousine also brags the largest fleet of vehicles in SoCal. Some of their vehicles include SUV’s, sedans, party bus alternatives, stretch limos, Hummer limousines and more. The service is also the only provider of limousine rentals in the region to offer an exclusive price-match-guarantee which allows clients to be guaranteed the lowest rates while still traveling in luxury.

7. World’s Largest Biotech Company

Amgen is the world’s largest biotechnology company and is the biggest employer in the Conejo Valley. Employing more than 7,000 workers, Amgen has total assets of nearly $30 billion. The company specializes in biological chemistry and molecular biology and have hired scientists from throughout the world to come live and work at the international headquarters in Newbury Park. Here we have transported scientists, family visitors and friends of the employed with limousines from LAX or local Thousand Oaks party bus or limo services. Established in 1980, Amgen is now a multinational corporation that produces a variety of medications to the world market.

6. Seventh-Richest City in the U.S.

You may have heard that Thousand Oaks is a pretty well off place, but did you know just how well off Conejo Valley is? CBS News ranked T.O. as America’s 7th richest city in America in 2013. In 2014, USA Today ranked Thousand Oaks as the 5th wealthiest region in the U.S. NerdWallet ranked Thousand Oaks as America’s 13th richest city in 2016. But what about other areas of the Conejo Valley? As the community of Lake Sherwood is an unincorporated community it doesn’t appear in similar lists, but with a household income of $230,000, it’s over double that of Thousand Oaks ($99,115) and even Westlake Village ($115,000). In 2009, Money Magazine ranked Newbury Park as having the 4th highest median household income in the United States ($107,300). In other words, all the communities of Conejo Valley outranks by far the median household incomes of both California ($61,320) and the United States ($55,775). No wonder we picked Thousand Oaks as the headquarters for our limousine services!

5. Largest Mall In the County

Did you know The Oaks shopping mall in Thousand Oaks is the largest mall in Ventura County? Boasting over 180 stores, this two story indoor-outdoor mall occupies over 1,300,000 sq. ft. Justin Bieber is just one of the many celebrities that love to hang out here! Some of the stores include Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret, Vans, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, Michael Kors, Macy’s, JCPenney, GAP, Forever 21, Apple Store, American Eagle Outfitters, and many more. The mall is also known for their state-of-the-art movie theater and many options for dining. Besides eateries such as Chipotle and Panda Express in the food court, nicer restaurants include Red Robin, Red Lobster, Lazy Dog Cafe, Olive Garden and the Cheesecake Factory. Gather your favorite group of friends and call us for a Thousand Oaks party bus experience to shop and dine at The Oaks, before partying all night in the limo bus of your choice!

4. 16th Best University in Western United States

With universities ranked in fifteen states in the Western United States, U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks California Lutheran University as among the best universities. It was ranked the 18th best in 2010, 14th best in 2013 and 16th best in 2016 and 2017. They also ranked CLU as the 9th best university in America for veterans. With an overwhelming majority of classes being no larger than fifteen students, just 1 % of classes here have more than fifty students. CLU also gained national headlines in 2016 when the university became a training ground for the Los Angeles Rams. Another football team to have trained here is the Dallas Cowboys. We often pick up students with LAX airport sedan and transfer them up to the university, and party bus and limousine rentals are popular for students here, either for a limo date night or party bus night in Hollywood or elsewhere. The community pool here is open for public so anyone can enjoy their state-of-the-art heated swimming pool. A number of star athletes have attended CLU, including Brian Kelley, Jason Hirsh, Rich Hill, Kevin Gross, Hank Bauer and others.

Did you know Spartacus was filmed by California Lutheran University? Click here to see a full list of Movies Filmed in Thousand Oaks!

3. Tour of California

Tour of California returned to Thousand Oaks for the 5th time in 2016, beginning Stage three at Amgen on May 17th, 2016. The Tour of California is officially named the Amgen Tour of California, as Amgen is a main sponsor of the event. The Tour of California is a yearly international event which lasts for eight days. It’s one of America’s most important bicycling tours and a world event broadcasted on television in a number of countries throughout the world. The race covers 650-783 miles, depending on the year, and crisscrosses much of California. Held for the first time in February of 2006, the race was moved to May in 2010 and now runs simultaneously with the Giro d’Italia, another one of the world’s most important cycling races. It is a part of UCI America Tour and from 2017 also a part of the UCI WorldTour Calendar. Besides Thousand Oaks, Tour of California travels through Santa Barbara, wine country, San Diego, redwood forests and along the Pacific Ocean. Participants from a variety of countries take part, including the Netherlands, France, Slovakia, Canada, Italy, Spain, Canada, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Argentina, Great Britain and many other nations. Our local limo- and party bus services have transported many visitors here from the LAX airport and nearby areas. Many wanted to see the race begin at Amgen and used an LAX airport sedan to get to Thousand Oaks from LAX. While the races have been won by Americans in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2013, Australian biker Michael Rogers won in 2010, Dutch biker Robert Gesink in 2012, British biker Bradley Wiggins in 2014, Slovak biker Peter Sagan in 2015 and French biker Julian Alaphilippe in 2016. The four Americans winning the race have been Floyd Landis (2006), Levi Leipheimer (2007, 2008 and 2009), Chris Horner (2011) and Tejay van Garderen (2013). Rent a party bus in Thousand Oaks for the Tour of California and bring your friends along to cheer on the U.S. cyclists!

2. Fourth-Safest City in America

If it’s one think Thousand Oaks is famous for it might be its unprecedented safety. The FBI has continuously rated the city among America’s safest, and in 2013, the FBI ranked Thousand Oaks as the 4th safest city in the United States with a population over 100,000 and the safest city in the state with a population over 100,000. And with four homicides taken place since 2010, it might be to no one surprise Thousand Oaks ranks so high. With a homicide rate of 0.8 murders per 100,000 residents for the past ten years, the U.S. murder rate at 6.2/100,000 is over 7 times higher and the California homicide rate at 5.0/100,000 is 6 times higher than the average in T.O. Furthermore, a 2016 report entitled “Safest Cities for Women” by Value Penguin, a financial publication, ranked Thousand Oaks as America’s safest city for women! No crime, great education and health care were all factors evaluated.

1. Home of Celebrities

Britney Spears at Target in Thousand Oaks!
Did you hear Britney Spears recently bought a home in Thousand Oaks, joining the large amount of celebrities residing here? While Will Smith lives close by the headquarters of American Luxury Limousine in Westlake Village, many other celebrities live in the Hidden Valley area. Some of the stars living in the Westlake area includes Hulk Hogan, Kim Richards, Heather Locklear and numerous others. Some of the celebrities that have attended Thousand Oaks High School include Justin Bieber, Kim Russell, Colbie Caillat and Michael Richards. Born and raised in T.O., Amanda Bynes also attended this high school, while another celebrity that grew up in the Conejo Valley, Belinda Carisle, attended the Newbury Park High School. Other famous people that were born in Thousand Oaks include Heather Morris from Glee, Hayley Marie Norman and Laura Dotson, amongst others. Although not residents of T.O., celebrities such as Kris Jenner, James Van Der Beek and Tiger Woods love to hang out here. So don’t be surprised if you run into Britney Spears or Will Smith walking their dog or shopping at The Oaks!

See also our list of Celebrities Living in Thousand Oaks!
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