Agoura Hills Real Estate
Agoura Hills Community Information
Located on the western edge of Los Angeles County in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, Agoura Hills is located just forty-five minutes from busy downtown Los Angeles, but is nevertheless rich with undulating hills and inspiring canyons. For many centuries the area that would become Agoura Hills was familiar territory for Native Americans who wandered inland from their haunts along the sea in search of game and other food. The permanent arrival of the Spanish in the late 1700s banished the Indians from their homes and introduced a ranching culture that would linger into the early twentieth century. In the 1900s, vast cattle and sheep ranches conceded ground to rows of lettuce and celery, orchards,and wheatfields. Ranching and agriculture eventually diminished in importance in Agoura Hills. Ranchers began dividing up their property and selling individual tracts for housing. From the outset, ranchers and farmers in Agoura Hills had worried about water supplies and these concerns were shared by the citizens of Agoura Hills into the mid 1950s. Then, provision of outside sources of water helped ensure the growth of the community, aided by the new highways which acted as a conduit for fresh faces and commercial development and contributed to the maturation of Agoura Hills.
Essential conveniences, such as fabulous dining, affordable restaurants, shopping, nightlife, public transit, movie theatres, civic centers, live-music venues, libraries and Agoura Hills recreational facilities are within the city and close by. For the true shopping enthusiasts, nearby in Thousand Oaks is The Oaks Mall is a newly renovated shopping extravaganza including a Nordstrom, The Cheesecake Factory, Macy's and a Muvico 14 theatre complex, and much more. Lifestyle activities may include golf, tennis, running, private country clubs, walking and hiking trails, playgrounds, parks, picnic areas, and even horseback riding! Award Winning Blue Ribbon and Distinguished Las Virgenes Schools, as well as Private and Religious Schools. The beloved community of Agoura Hills has it all!