Unlike the hustle and bustle of the heavy traffic an hour away in Los Angeles, Thousand Oaks is a quiet, serene community that relies primarily on cars for transportation. Although it’s not a necessity, a car is extremely helpful to have on campus. Shopping plazas, markets, and restaurants are within walking and biking distance; however, most students use their cars for travel. But do not fear if you don’t have a car—you’re bound to know people who have cars, so transportation is never a worry.
A disadvantage of the tiny town of Thousand Oaks is the lack of bus transportation. When students leave for holiday breaks and need rides to airports, most either pay for gas if riding with a friend, call a local taxi service, or have a friend drop them off at the Amtrak train station. Most students have good experiences with these options since the taxi personnel are friendly and the trains arrive at destinations in a timely manner. Though Thousand Oaks should institute a bus system to better help those without means of transportation, bikes, cars, taxis, and trains do the trick and get you where you need to go.