The neighborhood is nestled between the commercial areas of the Valley and the natural features of nearby canyons
West Hills is a tight-knit community located in the San Fernando Valley, bordering the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve. With plenty of outdoor activities nearby, residents take full advantage of the nearby trails, overlooks, and open space parks.
WELCOME TO THE WEST (HILLS)
Located in the San Fernando Valley, West Hills borders Chatsworth, Canoga Park, Woodland Hills, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, and Bell Canyon. The neighborhood is nestled between the commercial areas of the Valley and the natural features of nearby canyons. Like its neighboring areas, West Hills has traditional and contemporary Ranch style homes. Once home to Native American tribes, Spanish missionaries, Mexican rancheros, and even a dairy farm, West Hills still maintains a connection to its roots with many historic landmarks and city parks.
WHAT TO LOVE
History: West Hills is a small neighborhood with a rich history that is still being preserved today. Three ranches have been dubbed Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments.
Nature: From neighborhood parks to hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, or walking, West Hills has plenty of opportunities for residents to stay healthy and get outside
Education: Not only are there a variety of schools in the area, but over 38% of residents have earned a 4-year degree, which is a high percentage for both the state and country.
Safe: West Hills is a safe, tight-knit community, with well-lit streets where people generally feel comfortable walking alone at night.
Location: Nearby Topanga Canyon Boulevard, West Hills is nestled at the base of the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, which allows residents to commute with ease and enjoy the perks of living near nature.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
West Hills is a tight-knit community. With lots of intra-neighborhood communication on Facebook and Nextdoor, it’s easy for residents to help each other, stay informed, and get involved with events in the community. The proximity of West Hills to the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve is a bonus for many residents, who enjoy its trails and recreational opportunities.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
West Hills offers a variety of restaurants featuring different cuisines. From Vietnamese to Mexican to Italian, and everything in between, it’s easy for residents to explore the foods of different cultures. Plus with tons of major retailers in the area, there’s no shortage of options for your shopping spree!
THINGS TO DO
With such incredible natural resources nearby, it’s hard not to take advantage of the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve and hike, mountain bike, or ride horseback. The Cave of Munits is a popular destination within the preserve. Bell Canyon Park and El Escorpión Park also have excellent recreational activities. And there are plenty of neighborhood parks that offer amenities like basketball hoops, jungle gyms, and soccer fields and so forth.
West Hills is located in the Los Angeles Unified School District and has both public and private school options.
Welby Way Charter Elementary School and Gifted-High Ability Magnet, K-5 Capistrano Avenue Elementary School, K-5 Haynes Charter for Enriched Studies, K-5 Hamlin Charter Academy, K-5 Justice Street Academy Charter, K-5 Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School, K-12 West Valley Christian School, preschool-8