Agoura Hills Community Guide
The city of Agoura Hills California is an affluent city in Los Angeles County, close to the border of Ventura County. The city sits on 7.86 square miles and the population is roughly 20,000. Agoura Hills is about 30 miles north of Los Angeles and a mere 12 miles away from the Pacific Ocean and beaches of Malibu. This community offers exemplary schools at all levels, as do the neighboring cities of Westlake Village, Oak Park and Calabasas.
Location: Westlake Village is a short 35 miles from the west side of Los Angeles, minutes away from the 101 freeway and the beautiful beaches of Malibu, California. The Pacific Ocean and beaches are a quick 9 miles away and local ski resorts are not out of reach. This well-centered community boasts wonderful restaurants, exemplary schools and the location can’t be beat!
Climate: The area is lush with greenbelts, hiking+riding trails and an abundance of open space. Westlake Village is warm year-round and enjoys a Mediterranean-like climate cooled by warm ocean breezes. Agoura Hills proudly serves as the Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area.
Recreation: Agoura Hills serves as the key to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreational Area. Residents enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, equestrian trails and opportunities. Be sure to take some time and check out Malibou Lake! This quaint little community offers a perfect little getaway in nature with hiking trails and a lake. There are a couple notable ski & snowboard resorts that are well within reach. Starting with the shortest drive time, Mountain High is under 2 hours, Big Bear is about 2.5 hours away and Mammoth Mountain is roughly 4-5 hours away depending on traffic.
Dining & Entertainment: There are many great local places for breakfast, lunch, dinner and the occasional night out. Starting with one of the oldest institutions in Agoura Hills, The Old Place is quite an eclectic gem. Slip through time and you will find this frontier-like saloon covered in wood boards and smelling of a warm, hearty meal. A great place to get breakfast in Agoura Hills is Hugo’s. Hugo’s offers an array of original food dishes and caters to all types of foodies including vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free. Italia Deli is a staple amongst the community and one of the best Italian deli’s around. If you are in the mood for seafood, Lure Fish House is a privately owned Southern California chain with limitless options and a wonderful happy hour. As for nightly entertainment, The Canyon Club is a moderately sized music venue that offers pool tables and a full bar. This local watering hole attracts audiences of all types & ages, form all areas with featured artists such as R. Kelly, Pat Benetar, Ted Nugent and many more.
Corporations: The city of Agoura Hills California has a number of large employers, including both large corporations and privately owned companies. A few of the noteworthy, top employers in the area are Bank of America, IBM, Teradyne, Wood Ranch BBQ and Farmers Financial Solutions.
Housing: You will find a vast array of housing to match virtually every lifestyle and every imaginable amenity. Agoura Hills features a broad spectrum of condos, townhomes, single family homes, planned unit developments and lakefront residences, as well as jaw-dropping estates with inspiring views. Click here to browse through condos, single family homes and more in Agoura Hills California.