West Hills

West Hills

West Hills is an affluent residential and commercial neighborhood in the western San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. The percentage of residents aged 35 and older is among the highest in Los Angeles County. West Hills (formerly joined with Canoga Park) is located in the West San Fernando Valley (SFV)in the county of Los Angeles and about 30 minutes (depending on traffic) from Downtown Los Angeles. It is off of the 101 Ventura freeway offramp Valley Circle Blvd/Mullholland Highway.

Population
As of the 2010 census, and according to the Los Angeles Almanac, there were 38,814 people and 10,626 households residing in West Hills. The ethnic-racial medley of the neighborhood was 78.89% White, 11.97% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.11% African American, 0.36% Native American, 2.80% from other races, and 3.82% from two or more races. 9.26% of the population were Hispanic of any race.

Open-space parks

All of these large Parks are open for walks, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian riding; sunrise to sunset.

Rolling hills at Upper Las Virgenes Canyon
  • El Escorpión Park: The area landmark El Escorpión Peak centered in the park offers hikes with impressive views of the Valley. The trailhead and parking are at the western end of Vanowen Boulevard, west of Valley Circle Boulevard (Castle Peak Park).
  • Bell Canyon Park is directly adjacent on the northwest of El Escorpión Park, with trails along natural Bell Creek and up the north side of the Peak. The trailheads and parking are off Bell Canyon Boulevard just before the 'Bell Canyon community' gatehouse, west of Valley Circle Boulevard. Pedestrian access follows up the creek past the gated road to later loop around the Peak to El Escorpión Park.
  • Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve parking and trailheads are at the western end of Victory Boulevard, west of Valley Circle Boulevard. Trails cross the huge natural park and connect west to adjoining Cheseboro-Palo Comado Canyon Park section of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, north to El Escorpión and Bell Canyon Parks, and south to Hidden Hills, creating a generous greenbelt for West Hills. There are also scheduled evening moonlight hikes, and daytime events.
  • Roscoe/Valley Circle Park is a rustic linear open space park with panoramic views and an equestrian trail, west of Valley Circle Blvd. with access at Roscoe Boulevard, at West Stagg Street, and at Quiet Hills Court.

Government representation and services

County of Los Angeles

West Hills, formerly known as Canoga Park, is located within the City of Los Angeles — represented by Councilmember Mitchell Englander. It borders the cities of Calabasas, Woodland Hills, and Canoga Park all located within the San Fernando Valley in California.

West Hills Police and fire

  • Los Angeles Police Department — West Hills is served by the LAPD Topanga Community Station, located in adjacent Canoga Park.
    The LAPD named the station after a historical village of the local Tongva—Fernandeño Native American tribe, using a westernized version of its Tongva language name. It was originally to be named the Northwest Station, however local residents preferred a name reflecting the region's history. The new complex opened at 21501 Schoenborn Street (91304) in 2008.
  • Los Angeles Fire Department — West Hills is served by LAFD Station 106 in West Hills, and LAFD Station 105 in Woodland Hills (Fallbrook and Victory).

Public library

The Los Angeles Public Library operates the Platt Branch Library at 23600 Victory Boulevard. In 2015, the Neighborhood Councils of West Hills and Woodland Hills-Warner Center agreed to share jurisdiction over the library and its grounds, making it a part of both West Hills and Woodland Hills.

West Hills Neighborhood Council

The West Hills Neighborhood Council (WHNC) has a website, public meetings, and sponsors events and activities. It is governed by a 25-member board of directors that is elected by West Hills stakeholders (residents and local business owners). The council also is a resource as the city's official forum for individuals and the community to learn about, discuss and take positions on local and citywide issues.

West Hills Hospitals

The West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, located at Medical Center Drive and Sherman Way, serves the local community as well as patients from several cities in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The West Hills Hospital Surgical Center opened in 1996, and performs procedures in specialties such as general and hand surgery (done by The Hand Center of Southern California), gynecology, gastroenterology, and orthopedics.The West Hills Hospital and Medical Center facilities also include a large maternity ward and an oncology unit. The Grossman Burn Centers, formerly based at Sherman Oaks Hospital, moved to West Hills Hospital in 2010. This hospital (originally opening in 1984) is not a trauma center so any trauma/emergency cases are routed nearby to Northridge Hospital.

Education

Welby Way Elementary School

Thirty-eight percent of West Hills residents aged 25 and older had earned a four-year degree by 2000, a high percentage for both the city and the county. The percentages of those residents with a master's degree or higher was also high for the county.

Schools

Schools within the West Hills boundaries are:

Public

The Los Angeles Unified School District operates public schools in this area.

  • Capistrano Avenue Elementary School, 8118 Capistrano Avenue
  • Enadia Way Elementary School (Enadia Technology Enriched Charter School), 22944 Enadia Way
  • Hamlin Street Elementary School (Hamlin Charter Academy), 22627 Hamlin Street
  • Haynes Elementary School, 6624 Lockhurst Drive
  • Justice Street Elementary School, 23350 Justice Street
  • Nevada Avenue Elementary School, 22120 Chase Street
  • Pomelo Drive Elementary School, 7633 March Avenue
  • Welby Way Elementary School, 23456 Welby Way

State charters:

  • Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Charter High School, 7353 Valley Circle Boulevard

Private

  • New Community Jewish High School, 22622 Vanowen Street
  • Chaminade College Preparatory, high school, 7500 Chaminade Avenue
  • Parkhill School, 7401 Shoup Avenue
  • Crane Academy of Excellence, K-12, 23119 Vose Street
  • Kadima Day School, 7011 Shoup Avenue
  • Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran, elementary, 23838 Kittridge Street

Adjacent public schools

Public middle schools and high schools serving West Hills within their district boundary lines include:


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  1. Photo of 23633 NADIR Street, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18175765)
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  2. Photo of 23780 POSEY Lane, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18171784)
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  3. Photo of 22958 CANTLAY Street, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # 218009129)
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    3 beds,  3 baths
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  4. Photo of 22130 HACKNEY Street, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18174777)
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  5. Photo of 8816 FARRALONE Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18174860)
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  6. Photo of 22925 VALERIO Street, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18173428)
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  7. Photo of 8442 SEDAN Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18174312)
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  8. Photo of 6558 NEDDY Avenue, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18174436)
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    3 beds,  2 baths
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  9. Photo of 6422 ELLENVIEW Avenue, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18165567)
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    4 beds,  2 baths
    2,172 sqft   lot 12,924 sqft
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  10. Photo of 6923 WOODLAKE Avenue, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # 218009037)
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  11. Photo of 8400 SALE Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18172429)
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  12. Photo of 7423 POMELO Drive, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18171975)
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  13. Photo of 7852 LENA Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18169608)
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  14. Photo of 23421 VANOWEN Street, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18175804)
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  15. Photo of 24014 JENSEN Drive, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18173210)
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  16. Photo of 23316 BLYTHE Street, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18171727)
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  17. Photo of 6624 GROSS Avenue, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18168989)
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  18. Photo of 7607 CARMENITA Lane, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18170638)
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    5 beds,  6 baths
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  19. Photo of 23221 West VAIL Drive, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18169725)
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  20. Photo of 8412 SHOUP Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18167945)
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  21. Photo of 6908 LENA Avenue, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18167517)
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  22. Photo of 21931 PARTHENIA Street, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # 18362868)
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  23. Photo of 8314 STEPHEN Lane, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18161207)
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  24. Photo of 7125 SHOUP Avenue #203, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18166464)
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  25. Photo of 7713 MINSTREL Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18166149)
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  26. Photo of 8225 FALLBROOK Avenue, West Hills, CA 91304 (MLS # SR18160827)
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  27. Photo of 23535 BALMORAL Lane, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18168303)
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  28. Photo of 6633 BERQUIST Avenue, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18164302)
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  30. Photo of 6727 SAUSALITO Avenue, West Hills, CA 91307 (MLS # SR18163090)
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