Safety, A Priority for Home Buyers
When home buyers consider a potential neighborhood in which to buy, they look at several factors which might include the school district, neighborhood aesthetics and home values. However, one factor which always tops of the list in terms of importance is safety. So it’s exciting to report that an area in which I take great pride as a real estate broker, the City of Thousand Oaks, has once again been ranked among the safest cities in America as reported by CBS and according to an annual report by the FBI.
Not only has the city of Thousand Oaks been ranked as “safe” but it’s at the top of the list! It ranked 4th out of 279 cities nationwide —that is number one in the state of California—with a population of over 100,000. CBS quoted Mayor Claudia Bill-de la Pena who credits many, including the police department personnel, with the honor:
We are very, very proud of the numbers. We have residents who call in whenever they see something suspicious, so it is really an overall effort.
The Citizens of Thousand Oaks
While there are many different factors that contribute to a city’s ability to be on the top of such an honorable list, the common denominator in this case is the caliber of the people. Thousand Oaks is a rare mix of wonderful citizens who care about their community and neighbors and take pride in the city. Says Thousand Oaks resident Bob Moody:
People are pretty mellow. I don’t think anyone’s even honked their horn at me in this town.
Buying a Home in Thousand Oaks
If you are considering buying a home in the city of Thousand Oaks, you should know that you will not only be living in one the safest areas of the country, but unlike some other communities which border somewhat sketchy neighborhoods, Thousand Oaks has as its neighboring cities, some California’s most affluent and often gated communities like Westlake Village, Calabasas and Agoura Hills. In addition to safety, aesthetics, outdoor recreation and great neighbors, you will be among one of the best school districts and most exclusive residential communities in California.
If you are interested in buying a home in Thousand Oaks, contact Lydia Gable today to view listings.