History of Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills is an upscale neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica Mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California which is located east of Calabasas and west of Tarzana.
In 1910 the biggest land transaction ever recorded in Los Angeles County happened when a syndicate of wealthy investors, led by Harry Chandler of the Los Angeles Times with other affluent members who are Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Gen. Moses Sherman and others formed the Los Angeles Suburban Homes Company. In the 1920s Victor Girard Kleinberger, a visionary land developer purchased himself a 2,866 acres of land from Chandler’s group in the southwest corner of the San Fernando Valley , he then subdivided the land into tiny lots, 6,826 of them and founded the town of Girard. He opened up the town in February 1923 in which he planted 120,000 eucalyptus, pepper, and other shade trees throughout the area in order to attract residents and businesses by developing an infrastructure.
His 300 pepper trees formed a canopy over Canoga Ave. between Ventura Boulevard and Saltillo St. became Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #93 in 1972. The community established a new Chamber of Commerce and officially changed its name to Woodland Hills – an appropriate name given the number of trees planted by Girard.
Now, Woodland Hills is known as a scenic neighborhood with lots of greenery and a great place to live and enjoy nature since it is between both the mountains and beaches of Malibu. Locals have many recreational activities to choose from, whether your interest is shopping or the outdoors. That’s why this neighborhood makes it a spectacular place to invest in Real Estate.
Explore Woodland Hills
Westfield Topanga & The Village
Located at 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91303-2609
Westfield Topanga & the Village is a huge world class mall that offers a great shopping experience. With nearly 300 shops to choose from of all types and amazing restaurants to dine, this place is definitely a haven for shoppers. This shopping center is also well visited by celebrities, so don’t be surprised if you bump into one or two.
Runyon Canyon Park
Located at 2000 N Fuller Ave Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90046-2308
For more outdoor action, the hiking in this area is superb. Head over to Runyon Canyon Park it is a must visit for anyone who likes a great hike and an outstanding view. This park has different trails to choose from depending on how challenging you want it to be. It has an amazing view of Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign.
Bowlero Woodland Hills
Located at 23130 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Bowlero Woodland Hills is not your average bowling alley. There are so many things to do other than bowling. There are arcade games, lounge area, billiards, and free Wi-Fi. The area is always clean and the staff is friendly and helpful too. You can enjoy great music and delicious food while you bowl. This is a great hang-out place for family and friends who want to have a good time.
Schools in Woodland Hills
- Calabash Street Elementary School
- Lockhurst Elementary School
- Serrania Elementary School
- Woodlake Avenue Elementary School
- Woodland Hills Charter for Enriched Studies
- Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter School
- Calvert Street Elementary School
- Woodland Hills Charter Academy (formerly known as Parkman Middle School)
- George Ellery Hale Charter Academy
- El Camino Real High School
- William Howard Taft High School
- Henry David Thoreau Continuation High School