Bell Canyon

Bell Canyon

Bell Canyon is a unincorporated community in eastern Ventura County, California, United States. Bell Canyon is a gated community in the Simi Hills with the main access through the Los Angeles County communities of West Hills and the western San Fernando Valley. Bell Canyon sits at an elevation of 1,368 feet (417 m). The 2010 United States census reported Bell Canyon's population was 2,049. For statistical purposes, the United States Census Bureau has defined Bell Canyon as a census-designated place (CDP). The census definition of the area may not precisely correspond to local understanding of the area with the same name. According to a 2016 study, Bell Canyon is the seventh wealthiest community in the state of California with an annual median income of $230,000 However, incomes in this area are commonly upwards of millions of dollars a year.

Bell Creek, a 'national parkland blue line stream' and a significant tributary to the headwaters of the Los Angeles River, winds its way through the community and plays host to wildlife such as deer, coyote, hawks, squirrel, fox, woodpeckers and quail in its riparian habitat. Bell Canyon is an important part of the crucial Simi Hills Wildlife corridor linking migrations between the Santa Monica Mountains and Santa Susana Mountains.

There are many hiking and riding trails around the community, some of which border the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve Park connecting to the south and west. The Bell Canyon Trail extends 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north from Bell Canyon Park, with a surface of sand and dirt and a width of 12–14 feet for easy rides. The Canyon Trail is scenic and winds through the lush California native plants vegetation of Bell Canyon, dominated above by California Sycamore trees and the coast live oak woodlands.

The Bell Canyon Association was officially formed March 10, 1969 when it was incorporated as the Woodland Hills Country Estates Association.  The name changed to the Bell Canyon Association a few years later when owners took over governance of the property.  It is located in an unincorporated area of Ventura County.


Private, gated Bell Canyon is an extremely affluent area of approximately 800 estates and lots, equestrian properties and mansions, each on a 1/2 acre to 40-acre (160,000 m2) parcel. Many of the area's equestrian properties have stables, paddocks, turnouts and other horse facilities. It's compared to nearby Hidden Hills a few miles to the south. Both Bell Canyon and Hidden Hills have 24-hour staffed entrance gates, night-time patrols, and spacious residential zoning. Bell Canyon's management has stated that the community is now among the most secure, state of the art gated communities in the United States. Bell Canyon's other differences are: unique topographic features; stream and waterfall, higher hillside elevations; privacy; and several architecturally notable houses designed by architects including Marshall Lewis, Don Zavatto, Ed Niles, Robert Byrd, Blair Ballard, Buff and Lensman, Ray Kang and pioneer of the post-war California ranch-style house, Cliff May.

Equestrian Center

At the heart of the community is the Cliff May designed Bell Canyon Equestrian Center with stables, riding arenas and turn out areas.. Built in the early sixties, this facility was restored via a $537,000.00 renovation project that took nearly two years to complete. It is one of the few remaining full-service equestrian centers in the area. The grounds, which can accommodate up to 120 horses, feature four barns with 80 stalls, 12 x 24 corrals, three sand riding arenas, two enclosed bullpens and hot walker, and tree shaded picnic areas.


Bell Canyon is served by the Las Virgenes Unified School District, with students bused each day to attend the schools of: Round Meadow Elementary School, Alice C. Stelle Middle School, and Calabasas High School.

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  1. 6 beds,  7 baths
    lot 5.71 ac
    MLS 19477118
    5 Days on Market
  2. 4 beds,  5 baths
    4,701 sqft   lot 1.13 ac
    MLS SR19129347
    10 Days on Market
  3. 6 beds,  7 baths
    5,977 sqft   lot 1.14 ac
    MLS SR19127499
    17 Days on Market
  4. 5 beds,  5 baths
    5,830 sqft   lot 2.16 ac
    MLS 19467364
    19 Days on Market
  5. 5 beds,  7 baths
    4,936 sqft   lot 1.39 ac
    MLS SR19120701
    25 Days on Market
  6. 4 beds,  3 baths
    3,258 sqft   lot 43,560 sqft
    MLS 219006039
    31 Days on Market
  7. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,902 sqft   lot 25,484 sqft
    MLS SR19095653
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  8. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,268 sqft   lot 1.82 ac
    MLS SR19091137
    32 Days on Market
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    3 beds,  3 baths
    2,642 sqft   lot 3.21 ac
    MLS SR19100866
    47 Days on Market
  10. 6 beds,  5 baths
    4,393 sqft   lot 1.26 ac
    MLS 319001674
    47 Days on Market
  11. 5 beds,  7 baths
    5,998 sqft   lot 1.95 ac
    MLS SR19090796
    56 Days on Market
  12. 5 beds,  6 baths
    5,225 sqft   lot 3.58 ac
    MLS SR19090660
    56 Days on Market
  13. 5 beds,  6 baths
    7,775 sqft   lot 2.80 ac
    MLS SR19075133
    70 Days on Market
  14. 6 beds,  5 baths
    4,458 sqft   lot 1.03 ac
    MLS SR19075284
    75 Days on Market
  15. 5 beds,  4 baths
    3,711 sqft   lot 1.12 ac
    MLS SR19067123
    82 Days on Market
  16. 6 beds,  6 baths
    5,773 sqft   lot 1.35 ac
    MLS SR19049476
    98 Days on Market
  17. 5 beds,  6 baths
    5,081 sqft   lot 1.04 ac
    MLS 319000910
    102 Days on Market
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    4 beds,  4 baths
    3,134 sqft   lot 1.08 ac
    MLS SR19046893
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  19. 5 beds,  4 baths
    4,410 sqft   lot 1.24 ac
    MLS SR19051517
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  20. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,865 sqft   lot 24,736 sqft
    MLS 19436402
    117 Days on Market
  21. 5 beds,  6 baths
    5,812 sqft   lot 1.19 ac
    MLS SR19033345
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  22. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,331 sqft   lot 4.16 ac
    MLS SR19026675
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  23. 5 beds,  5 baths
    4,801 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    MLS SR18287023
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  24. 4 beds,  3 baths
    2,982 sqft   lot 1.01 ac
    MLS 218013086
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  25. 5 beds,  3 baths
    2,396 sqft   lot 1.25 ac
    MLS SR18247330
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  26. 4 beds,  4 baths
    3,493 sqft   lot 1.06 ac
    MLS SR18235890
    258 Days on Market
  27. 6 beds,  7 baths
    5,884 sqft   lot 25,744 sqft
    MLS SR18238006
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  28. 5 beds,  8 baths
    5,349 sqft   lot 2.09 ac
    MLS SR18238784
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  29. 5 beds,  6 baths
    5,703 sqft   lot 2.11 ac
    MLS SR18227918
    271 Days on Market
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    5,035 sqft   lot 2.80 ac
    MLS SR18204071
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