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Westlake Village, California is about half way between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. Offering green scenic beauty and clean air, Westlake Village is only 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. Known for its wonderful Mediterranean climate, Westlake Village enjoys near perfect temperatures all year round. North Ranch is one of the exclusive residential areas of Westlake Village. And within North Ranch is the gated section of Country Club Estates.

Westlake Village became the 82nd City in the County of Los Angeles as a result of an overwhelming vote on December 11, 1981. Westlake Village is a unique, master-planned community, located in Los Angeles County and bordering the City of Thousand Oaks and Ventura County to the east. Development of the lakeside community began in 1966 by the American Hawaiian Steamship Company. With a total land area of 5.62 square miles, the community supports a population of 8,867. Within the City limits are approximately 850 commercial and light industrial business firms. The City encompasses twenty individual neighborhoods, with active homeowners' associations to promote and maintain high quality architectural standards. An array of housing types match virtually every lifestyle, including: townhomes, condominiums, mobile homes, single-family and lakefront residences, and view-oriented estates.

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The City of Westlake Village is a general law municipality, operating on a contract basis in which many of the day-to-day services of local government are provided by public and private agencies. The residents of Westlake Village elect a five-member City Council to oversee the City operations and to guide the future development of the community. Council members are elected "at large" to serve a four-year term. Each year the Council selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem. The City Council appoints a City Manager to supervise all administrative, personnel and contract services.

The Westlake Village City Council is committed to the ideal of a quality community and seeks the input of community residents to maintain this objective. The City Council meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. All City Council meetings are broadcast live on WVTV Channel 10, accompanied by a replay schedule each week.

Culture is alive and well in the city, with the world-class Westlake Village Civic Arts Plaza which houses the Performing Arts Center, including the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre of the Performing Arts and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. Both theaters offer a wide variety of performances including popular entertainers, Broadway musicals, ballet, symphony, live theatre, distinguished speakers, comedy, jazz, and award-winning children's shows, and much more. The Civic Arts Plaza is a focal point in the community and is also home to City Hall and a five-acre park. This family-friendly community, often named one of the safest cities for its size in the nation, prides itself on volunteerism - its members coming together to impact society in a positive manner - to create a better world for future generations.

The area has a number of award winning schools including Newbury Park High School, a bachelor laureate school. Children living in Newbury Park can attend this renowned school. Incorporated in 1964, Westlake Village is a premiere Southern California master-planned community. The population of Westlake Village is about 127,000.


The Westlake Village primary shopping market has a current population of 320,000 and includes the cities of Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Moorpark and Calabasas along with the adjacent unincorporated areas. The median household income of the Westlake Village market is more than $86,000 (2002 study by the University of California, Santa Barbara). The retail buying market area is approaching $2.4 billion, evidenced by the continued strength of The Oaks Shopping Center, Janss Marketplace, the world's largest auto mall, and other shopping venues in the market area.

The Oaks Shopping Center includes three major anchor stores: Macy's, Robinsons-May and J.C. Penney, plus 150 high-quality shops, a food court and a movie theater and will be undergoing a major expansion project during the next three years. The Janss Marketplace, a smaller regional shopping center, also has three anchor stores: Mervyn's, Sears and Toys-R-Us, a food court and a 9-screen cineplex and is adding a number of regional and national stores to its mix. Nordstrom's will be in the mall soon.

Additionally, national brand stores not represented in Southern California continue to seek locations in Westlake Village to showcase their new West Coast presence. Numerous smaller shopping centers, such as The Promenade at Westlake, The Lakes at Westlake Village, and North Ranch, also offer shopping choices. Residents and visitors enjoy fine dining at many local restaurants while many hotels, such as the Westlake Hyatt, offer luxury accommodations.

Economic Development

Within a fifteen mile radius of Westlake Village are a host of high-tech manufactures, R&D firms, biotechnology companies and healthcare organizations.'Westlake Village itself is home to a number of corporate headquarters, including Dole Food Company, K-Swiss and Homestore.com to name a few. Continued business growth and vitality in Westlake Village is supported through "fast-tracking" the development review and entitlement process, the Citys' "no business tax" commitment, a highly educated pool of workers, and the business-friendly orientation of the City Council and staff. Companies seeking to relocate or expand will find a wide range of commercial business parks available within the City. Two outstanding examples include the Spectrum business center and the Westlake North office parks.

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