Lake Sherwood


Lake Sherwood, an unincorporated community nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains to the south of Thousand Oaks and west of Westlake Village. It overlooks the Lake Sherwood reservoir.

According to the 2010 Census the population is 1,527.

Lake Sherwood sits on about 3.3 square miles and has approximately 660 residences. Lake Sherwood consists of a guard-gated golf-club community, 3 electronic-gated communities, and lake-view homes along Lake Sherwood Drive. The area is almost completely residential. Most residents use neighboring Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, or Agoura Hills for their commercial needs.

The area is served by the Conejo Valley Unified School District. Students attend Westlake Elementary, Colina Middle School, and Westlake High School.

Area Schools

Celebrity Residents

Among the famous residents are hockey great Wayne Gretzky, who lived in a Georgian-style estate designed by fellow Canadian, Richard Landry. Gretzky sold the estate to another sports-star, baseball’s Lenny Dykstra and moved to a slightly less extravagant mansion in the community. Since then, Dykstra’s financial and legal problems forced him to sell the estate to a private individual and move away from the community. Singer Paul Anka moved to Lake Sherwood in 2007 and owns multiple properties in the exclusive neighborhood. Tom Petty lives in a section of the community where homes flank the neighborhood’s large private lake. The tennis legend Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, built a very large, modern, hilltop estate but they have since moved from the house. Britney Spears moved to the community in 2011 and currently resides in a mansion overlooking the world renowned golf course. Many other famous inhabitants own property in the community, however, they are only part-time residents and use their estates as a second home or as a retreat, such as Sylvester Stallone who owns a lakefront hideaway. Also, William Randolph Hearst, who was one of the first famous residents in the area and owned property around the lake, used his estate as a vacation getaway during the 1920s and 1930s.

Information source: Wikipedia