Westlake Village is quite simply a slice of paradise. To understand this bit of paradise, though, you first need to know that defining “Westlake Village” is a little tricky at first. The city is named after the original master-planned community of Westlake Village. With a lake — Westlake lake, as the locals say — at the center of the community, it also straddles the line dividing Los Angeles and Ventura counties. So, the actual city of Westlake Village is its own incorporated city. It lies within Los Angeles county and has a population of a little over 8,000. The other Westlake Village is actually part of the city of Thousand Oaks. You got all that?
The main thing you need to remember as you house hunt is that all parts of Westlake Village, whether you’re looking in the Los Angeles or Ventura county neighborhoods, are absolutely beautiful. Almost all neighborhoods are within easy driving and sometimes even walking distance of world-class shopping and restaurants. In the summer, you’ll also be delighted to know that coastal breezes that float of the canyons keep the city about 10 degrees cooler than nearby San Fernando valley.