Resting serenely in the Santa Monica Mountains south of the city of Thousand Oaks and west of Westlake Village, the exclusive Lake Sherwood community consists of only approximately 660 homes in 3 gated neighborhoods and a guarded and gated golf club enclave. There are also homes around the namesake 165-acre Lake Sherwood, the oldest man-made lake in California, created in 1909. Sherwood Lake Club and the Sherwood Country Club are nearby. With its name originating from the area’s use as “Sherwood Forrest” in the early motion pictures Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks, and The Adventures of Robin Hood, featuring Errol Flynn, the upscale community has always counted among its residents celebrities in the entertainment and sports worlds. In fact, since the community’s population is only around 1,500, one could say the per capita presence of well-known individuals is relatively high. Close to 95 percent of the homes in Lake Sherwood are owner-occupied.
Since there are no retail establishments in Lake Sherwood, residents patronize those in nearby communities. Schools are also absent, although the area is served by the Conejo Valley Unified School District, with students attending classes in Westlake Village.
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