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Old 07-08-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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Hello All,


Will keep this to the point. My wife and I and our young daughter (under 2) will be moving to the Conejo Valley at the end of the month from North County San Diego for work. We are very familiar with the area (Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Augora), but need some insight on where younger families with younger children tend to live. We have been house shopping on TO/Newbury Park and Augora and have yet to run into any younger families with kinds (we are late 20's, approaching 30's with one young child).



Any insight would be helpful and what neighborhoods to look at, what to be close to, etc. We have done some research on the schools and we understand that Lang is highly desirable for elementary. We are coming from a new home development that is full of young families with children and it would be nice to have that same feel when we relocate...but a lot of the areas seem to have much older population with adult children. Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-08-2019, 03:50 PM
 
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We used to live in Lang Ranch and when we bought (1998) everyone was having kids so our kids grew up together. Now the older kids are in college. If I were you, I'd find a house you wanted in TO, WV, Agoura Hills, etc and not focus on the neighborhood. All these communities are "about" the same. The schools are all filled with smart kids of smart parents. So, with a little kid, you'd probably want a quite street, not on a hill, maybe walkable to school. Find the right candidate HOUSES and then ask the neighbors if there are kids. When we bought another home later (in South OC), we asked the neighbors and they told us there were 85 kids on the street - they counted them. We bought the house at the end of the cul de sac because like Conejo Valley, South OC has many similar communities (Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo, Ladera Ranch, etc) that are full of smart kids.
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:42 PM
 
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Hi Mr Boring,


That is solid advice...and I appreciate it. I have noticed that most of the communities have the same feel. We have a few homes that we are targeting so I will keep that in mind as we view them! Thanks again.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:23 PM
 
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Hi Mr Boring,


That is solid advice...and I appreciate it. I have noticed that most of the communities have the same feel. We have a few homes that we are targeting so I will keep that in mind as we view them! Thanks again.

If you're willing to live in Camarillo, Village at the Park fits the bill. Newer community with lots of families and the elementary school and YMCA are in the neighborhood. http://www.villageatthepark.com/
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:27 PM
 
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If you're willing to live in Camarillo, Village at the Park fits the bill. Newer community with lots of families and the elementary school and YMCA are in the neighborhood. Village At The Park | Home | A Master Planned Community
One thing nice about Camarillo, it's cooler in summer. I worked at Point Mugu for ten years and it was in the high 50s in July and 90+ in Moorpark.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:32 PM
 
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Thank you for this tip. This neighborhood looks like exactly what we are looking for...will explore more. There are a couple of nice ones within our price range so I really appreciate this!
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:02 PM
 
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Having grown up in Thousand Oaks in the '80s, I would guess the highest concentration of families with children would be near schools. At least it was the case for me. We lived directly behind an elementary school and less than a mile and a half from Thousand Oaks High School. Our neighborhood was filled with kids. I would certainly look for the best schools in the area and check the surrounding neighborhoods. Best of luck, it was a wonderful place to grow up.
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Old 07-10-2019, 10:23 AM
 
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One thing nice about Camarillo, it's cooler in summer. I worked at Point Mugu for ten years and it was in the high 50s in July and 90+ in Moorpark.
June gloom! We miss Mugu greatly and are trying to find our way back.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:20 PM
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If you want to look in the best areas, its simply 91361 and 91362 not too close to the freeways and you'll find wonderful neighborhoods. There are lots of older neighbors to be sure but enough little kids to keep ours busy too.
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