December 17, 2013 Lydia Gable

Buying a Home: Spotlight on Lake Sherwood

Lake Sherwood

Lake Sherwood, the Best Kept Secret in California

Lake Sherwood is a small, upscale, residential neighborhood in Ventura County, California. The gated community overlooks the Lake Sherwood Reservoir. South of the Conejo Valley and the city ofThousand Oaks, and west of Westlake Village, you will find some of the most gorgeous homes in this exclusive Southern California enclave. Home to nearly 700 residences, within Lake Sherwood is a gated golf-club, 3 electronic-gated communities, and beautiful lake-view homes that line Lake Sherwood Drive. Besides the nearly perfect weather, the gated community, a top rated school district, and close proximity to Los Angeles, what attracts selective home buyers to Lake Sherwood? Well here are some special touches that make this area a great place to live.

Sherwood Country Club

The Sherwood Country Club is a private golf, tennis and country club. Situated in Thousand Oaks, California, amenities of membership include an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, a driving range and golf clubhouse. Additionally, the club offers its members a tennis clubhouse with 14 courts, a pool, fitness facility and full-service spa. Live like your on vacation!

Lake Sherwood Reservoir Fishing

The Lake Sherwood Reservoir also called Canterbury Lake, Lake Mathiessen and Las Turas Lake is located just 2.4 miles from Thousand Oaks. Fishermen will enjoy a variety of fish for fishing at the lake including rainbow trout, bluegill, and carp. Whether you prefer fly fishing, bait casting or spinning your chances are good here for the daily catch. So spend a Sunday at Lake Sherwood for a day of fishing and fun. Be sure to always check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the reservoir is open to the public, and that you have the necessary fishing license.

Java Fave

Stopping by for a visit or to research the area for a home purchase? Stop at Bean Crazy Coffee in Thousand Oaks for a fresh roasted coffee and a little local conversation. There is no better way to find out the “personality” of an area then by going to a local coffee house in the neighborhood. Skip the Starbucks chains and check this place out. Who knows you may see a celebrity since Lake Sherwood is home to many sports and entertainment celebs both for year-round living and vacation homes. Says one local Yelper of Bean Crazy Coffee:

Best coffee in the Conejo. I LOVE this place. I have grown weary of the chain coffee, and one day on a whim I ducked into this lovely hole in the wall. I was astonished by the great taste of the coffee. The aroma when you walk in makes your mouth water, the music is good and usually not too loud, and it’s COZY.

Lake Sherwood, Home to Celebs and Sports Stars

If you decide to buy a home in the exclusive Lake Sherwood area, be prepared to be surrounded by some high profile neighbors, including many sports and entertainment celebrities. Tom Petty lives nearby at the large private lake. Once the home to other celebs inclding Pete Sampras and his wife and Lenny Dykstra, most recently Britney Spears moved to Lake Sherwood and currently resides in a mansion overlooking the golf course. According to Forbes:

The Mediterranean-style home was built in 2010 on two city lots. Boasting “unobstructed views” as well as privacy, the home opens to high, beamed ceilings and oak and limestone floors. The home blends indoor and outdoor living spaces, with enormous vanishing doors leading to patios, an outdoor fireplace and infinity pool.

Realtor and Resident

Thinking of investing or buying a home on Lake Sherwood Drive, choose a realtor who is also a resident. I love this area and know and love many of its residents. Live like you are on vacation 365 days a year! Choose Lake Sherwood for your next dream home purchase. Call Lydia Gable today for an appointment and to view current listings.

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