Within Ventura County real estate, Westlake Village is nestled in a lush verdant valley against the Santa Monica Mountains. Its crown jewel is a 150-acre manmade lake and community focal point. Residents enjoy boating, fishing, hiking and a municipal 18-hole golf course, as well as five championship courses located within several miles. Lush with greenbelts, riding trails and tens of thousands of acres of open space, this is a recognizable well-planned community dedicated to the preservation, protection and enhancement of the area's magnificent natural environment. Blessed with a Mediterranean-like climate cooled by warm ocean breezes, Westlake Lake is known to sailors as a most challenging sailing lake. With its own fully accredited Westlake Yacht Club, the lake is over a mile long with nine miles of shoreline, providing an ambiance and picture-perfect setting for homes, restaurants and walking trails. Westlake Village is situated in the northwestern part of Los Angeles County and the southeastern part of Ventura County, 38 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Beaches and the blue Pacific Ocean are just eight miles south. A mecca for great restaurants, shopping, golfing, recreating and the arts, as well as lifestyles for those seeking large homes in gated areas, smaller lot sizes or town houses, this is truly a great place to live, work, play or shop.