Lake Sherwood Homes For Sale

Lake Sherwood Home for sale

Lake Sherwood is a fantastic place to live!

Lake Sherwood and the Santa Monica Mountains.

Coordinates: 34°07′34″N 118°53′17″WCoordinates34°07′34″N 118°53′17″W
Country  United States
State  California
County Ventura
Area[1]
 • Total 3.323 sq mi (8.607 km2)
 • Land 3.135 sq mi (8.121 km2)
 • Water 0.188 sq mi (0.486 km2)  5.65%
Elevation[2] 1,194 ft (364 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,527
 • Density 460/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes 91361
Area code(s) 805
FIPS code 06-39735
GNIS feature ID 2585428
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake Sherwood, Californ

Lake Sherwood is an unincorporated community in the Santa Monica Mountains, in Ventura CountyCalifornia overlooking Lake Sherwood reservoir. It is a body contact lake, swimming, fishing, SUP and boating allowed, located south of the Conejo Valley and city of Thousand Oaks, and west of Westlake Village. The lake is naturally fed thousands of acres of open-space, watershed mountains, and natural springs.

While homes have been around the lake since the reservoir was created in 1901, the community expanded with the construction of the Sherwood Country Club golf course surrounded by luxury homes.

The ZIP Code is 91361, and the community is inside area code 805. The population was 1,527 at the 2010 census. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Lake Sherwood as a census-designated place(CDP).[2] The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name.

Movies filmed in Lake Sherwood

The Sherwood Dam, Lake Sherwood and surrounding community.

Motion Picture location[edit]

Lake Sherwood lies just west of several major movie ranches and has frequently been used as a filming location.

Lake Sherwood was named from being the location for Sherwood Forest in the 1922 film, Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks.[6] The 1938 film, The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, also had a single scene shot on location at “Sherwood Forest”.

A mock cliff was constructed for several film serials, the lake was often used for motorboat chases and bordering forests were used for Tarzan and Jungle Jim films, and The Tiger Woman.[7] A full scale Tibetan village was built for Lost Horizon[8] and an Italian village for Blake Edwards’ What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966).

The film Bridesmaids (2011) was filmed in the community. The Sherwood Country Club was prominently featured in the pre-wedding scenes.

Filmography[edit]

Films shot in Lake Sherwood include:[9][10]

Thing to know about Lake Sherwood

Notable residents

Among the notable residents are hockey great Wayne Gretzky, who lived in a Georgian-style estate designed by fellow Canadian, Richard Landry. Gretzky sold the estate in 2007 for 18.5 million 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. Dykstra declared bankruptcy, causing him to lose the property to foreclosure and in 2018 Gretzky repurchased the same property that he previously sold to Dykstra. [5] Singer Paul Anka moved to Lake Sherwood in 2007 and owns multiple properties in the exclusive neighborhood. Tom Petty lived in a Lake from Retreat that was originally built in 1931. Producer/Author/Journalist Larry Garrison resides with his wife. The tennis legend Pete Sampras and his wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, built a very large, modern, hilltop estate they have since moved from the house. Britney Spears moved to the community in 2011 but recently moved into nearby Hidden Valley. 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. Sylvester Stallone owned a lakefront hideaway that was featured in the film American Pie. 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.

The Sherwood Dam, Lake Sherwood, and the surrounding community.

Motion Picture location

Lake Sherwood lies just west of several major movie ranches and has frequently been used as a filming location.

Lake Sherwood was named from being the location for Sherwood Forest in the 1922 film, Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks.[6] The 1938 film, The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn, also had a single scene shot on location at “Sherwood Forest”.

A mock cliff was constructed for several film serials, the lake was often used for motorboat chases and bordering forests were used for Tarzan and Jungle Jim films, and The Tiger Woman.[7] A full scale Tibetan village was built for Lost Horizon[8] and an Italian village for Blake Edwards’ What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966).

The film Bridesmaids (2011) was filmed in the community. The Sherwood Country Club was prominently featured in the pre-wedding scenes.

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