Most of the homes embody a contemporary ranch-style architecture, which stems from the valley’s agricultural roots.
Nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, Woodland Hills is an upscale neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley. With everything from malls, gastropubs, and freeways to canyons, hikes, and golf courses, Woodland Hills makes it easy for residents to enjoy the connectivity and amenities of city life, while still staying in touch with nature.
OVERVIEW – WELCOME TO WOODLAND HILLS
Conveniently located near the 101 freeway and Topanga Canyon, Woodland Hills is easily accessible and allows residents to move throughout Los Angeles with ease. Because of the neighborhood’s proximity to the Santa Monica Mountains, nature is celebrated in the curving, tree-lined streets that gave the area its name. Most of the homes embody a contemporary ranch-style architecture, which stems from the valley’s agricultural roots. Victor Girard led the development of Woodland Hills throughout the 1920s and had envisioned building “small hillside country estates”. Girard succeeded, and today, Woodland Hills is renowned as one of the most delightful pockets in Los Angeles real estate.
WHAT TO LOVE
Connectivity: Woodland Hills is easily accessible and allows residents to easily commute and stay connected to the other parts of the city.
Nature: True to its name, Woodland Hills celebrates its proximity to nature with lush, tree-lined streets, and most of the community enjoys exercising and being outside.
Diversity of palate: From gastropubs to Mexican restaurants, ramen to Indian food, Woodland Hills celebrates a diverse food and entertainment scene.
Amenities: Because of its central location, Woodland Hills is home to shops, stores, and brands of all sizes. From Costco to the local Kennedy Surf Shop, and everything in between, there’s no shortages of amenities in the area.
Schools: With a variety of public, charter, private, and religious options available, Woodland Hills is an ideal place for new or growing families looking to lay down roots.
PEOPLE & LIFESTYLE
The community of Woodland Hills is perfect for a variety of lifestyles. Because of its proximity to Topanga Canyon, residents typically enjoy being a part of nature and hiking, cycling, or surfing at the nearby beaches and canyons. Plus, with its ideal location perfectly situated at the base of a major freeway, residents can easily commute and stay connected to other parts of the city. The area still maintains a (for Los Angeles) “country” vibe, as ranch-style homes, horseback riding, and country music are popular within the community.
DINING, ENTERTAINMENT & SHOPPING
The two main streets of Woodland Hills are Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Ventura Boulevard. With plenty of options for dining, entertainment, and shopping, these streets are typically the most popular outings in the neighborhood. Westfield Topanga is the major mall on Topanga Canyon Boulevard, and down the street are a movie theatre and a Costco. Ventura Boulevard has plenty of dining options that range from Mexican to Japanese to steakhouses. Plus, the street also has several different grocery stores including a Sprouts, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s, in addition to a happening bar scene.
THINGS TO DO
Because Woodland Hills is so easily accessible, it’s easy for residents to jump between the different neighborhoods within the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area. However, Woodland Hills has plenty of great things to do close to home. From hikes to parks to scenic overlooks and mountain- biking trails, the community is full of outdoor activities, and the residents take advantage of them. The Woodland Hills Country Club also offers great opportunities for members; with a golf course, fine-dining restaurant, swimming pool, and more, it’s definitely a community hotspot. With three nearby stables and plenty of trails, horseback riding is also another popular activity for residents.
Woodland Hills falls within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The area has a wide variety of different education option, both public and private.
Notable Public Elementary Schools:
Woodland Hills Elementary Charter for Enriched Studies, K-5
Serrania Avenue Charter for Enriched Studies, K-5
Calabash Carter Academy, K-5
Lockhurst Drive Charter Elementary School, K-5
Academy for Enriched Science, K-5
Woodlake Elementary Community Charter, K-5
Calvert Charter for Enriched Studies, K-5
Public Middle Schools:
Woodland Hills Charter Academy, 6-8
George Ellery Hale Charter Academy, 6-8
Ingenium Charter School, 6-8
Chime Institute’s Schwarzenegger Community School, K-8
Public High Schools:
El Camino Real Charter High School
William Howard Taft Charter High School
Henry David Thoreau Continuation High School
YouthBuild Charter School of California
Alexandria Academy, Secular, 1-12
Chaminade College Preparatory High School, Catholic, 9-12
Crespi Carmelite Preparatory High School, all-boys Catholic, 9-12