When you pass by Westlake Village on the I-101 Highway you don't really get to see much as it's tucked behind a long stretch of Westlake Golf Course. Who would know that there's upscale residential, planned community built around a lake? The Westlake Lake is man-made, and the fairly recently-formed city of Westlake Village was incorporated in 1981.
Westlake Village is one of those cities where you are never certain by the road signs if it's located in Los Angeles County or Ventura County. Located in the Conejo Valley, Westlake Village is popular with doctors, attorneys, athletes, actors, and those who need to work in the Los Angeles area minus the intensity of L.A. When you arrive in Westlake Village it feels like you are leaving the crowds behind (except for traffic on the freeway which can be congested.)
East - incorporated city in Los Angeles County
West - Thousand Oaks city land in Ventura County
Highlights include two golf courses, Westlake Village Golf Course and Sherwood Country Club, the lake with its funky, fun 4th of July Boat Parade, Lake Sherwood, Lake Elenor, Los Virgenes Reservoir and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The Pacific Ocean and Malibu's Broad Beach are just a hop-skip as the crow flies. However, you must take roads such as Kanan to access the beach.
Westlake Village experience hot, dry summers often reaching 100 degrees as breezes are blocked by the Santa Monica Mountains.
The majority of the original "Westlake" as it was once called, was annexed by the city of Thousand Oaks in 1968 and 1972.