The North Ranch area of Westlake Village has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful and prestigious in all of Southern California. Within Ventura County real estate, these 4,700 acres are unmatched in their magnificence, serenity and visual delights. Towering foothills and gently rolling terrain create picture postcard views from practically any perspective. Hundreds of mature oaks punctuate the landscape with their weather-worn beauty. Winding arroyos appear and then disappear in a playful game of hide-and-seek. The air is swept clean by Pacific breezes, which originate over eight miles away. The planners of North Ranch have not only taken steps to safeguard these environmental bonuses, but also to create manmade facilities and amenities that enhance their attractiveness. The boulevards are broad, landscaped and immaculately clean. Thoughtfully placed cul-de-sacs lead to intimate enclaves. Homes have been planned to not interfere with the panoramic vistas. The North Ranch Country Club serves as the social and recreational focal point for the community, with its challenging Ted Robinson-designed 27-hole North Ranch Golf Course, featuring mountain views, lakes and bucolic scenery dotted with ancient oaks. The course is known for its high slope rating and is a par 72 featuring three nine-hole courses known as the Lake, the Oaks and the Valley. The club also has excellent tennis facilities and a clubhouse featuring a highly rated dining room. Surrounded by open space and lush parks, a homogeneous array of custom homes around the golf course or hillsides are all generously placed on large estate home sites. Just minutes away is the heart of the Westlake Village, regarded as one of the finest master-planned communities in the world. The 150-acre Westlake Lake is enjoyed for its boating, fishing, and people watching. Marvelously convenient shopping centers, business and professional buildings, fine schools, parks, and golf, tennis and riding facilities are all found here.