The District of West Hills lies deep in the San Fernando Valley’s Western region in Los Angeles County. The district’s boundaries roughly extends along Topanga Canyon Boulevard, Nordhoff Street, the outer limits of L.A City, Victory Boulevard, Shoup Avenue, Roscoe Boulevard, then back to Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Nordhoff Street. West Hills food are also famous for their delicious taste and West Hills caterers/ West Hills event caterers offers best services.
To the North of West Hills is the Chartsworth Reservoir, to the East is Canoga Park, Woodland Hills lies to the South, followed by the Calabasas, the Hidden Hills, the Simi Hills, the upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, and Bell Canyon to the West. The Los Angeles River has two of its headwaters, Dayton Creek and Bell Creek, flowing through West Hills.
What is now West Hills was once the land of the Chumash-Venturano and Tongva-Fernandeno Native American tribes for more than eight millennia. Towards the end of the eighteenth century, the Spanish and Mexicans occupied the area and a Spanish Mission which was later taken over by Mexicans, Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana, was their main center till around 1846.
In 1845, Rancho El Escorpion was granted to three people from the Chumash tribe and this land grant was later formalized by the US Federal Government in 1876. The three Chumash leaders’ heirs later sold the land to a private citizen in 1912.
Most of this area later came to be known as Canoga Park and in 1987, the residents on the western side successfully petitioned the L.A council to form the District of West Hill and determine its boundaries.
The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission recognizes and protects the Orcutt Ranch, the Shadow Ranch, the Peppergate Ranch, and the Lederer residence as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments and these have always been important landmarks for the district’s residents. There are a number of open space parks within the district and these include the El Escorpion Park, the Bell Canyon Park, Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Reserve, and the Roscoe Circle park. Aside from those, there are some neighborhood parks open to the public and these include The West Hills Sports Center, Knapp Ranch Park, the Mae Boyar Recreation Center, Taxco Trails Park, Lazy J Park, Chase Park, and Castle Peak Park.
According to the US National Census of 2010, the District of West Hills had 38,814 people with an annual median income of $103,012 per household. The district has 10,626 households and the racial make-up is as follows:
Pacific Islander 0.05%
Native American 0.36%
The Los Angeles Unified School Districts runs most of the West Hills public schools with a few schools falling under the Las Virgenes Unified School District. The ones that fall under the Las Virgenes Unified School District are Round Meadow Elementary, Alice C. Stelle Middle School, and Calabasas High School. The West Hills Public Schools under the L.A Unified School Districts are Welby Way, Capistrano Avenue, Pomelo Drive, Enadia Way, Justice Street, Hamlin Street, and Haynes Street Elementary Schools. Most residents use the Woodlands Hills’ El Camino Real High and George Ellery Hale Middle School.
West Hills is an above average district in terms of wealth with affluent residents. It is an area with a rich history dating far before the Mexicans and Spaniards occupied the place. Its proximity to the City of Los Angeles makes it a perfect place to live for those who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and still be within commuting distance.