Overview of Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills has been rated one of the 10 best cities in California to raise a family. With Blue Ribbon Schools, safe communities and the cultural arts, it is no wonder Agoura Hills remains a highly sought after place to live. Agoura Hills is located in the Conejo Valley, just north of Calabasas and south of Westlake Village. It takes only minutes to get to the beaches, the San Fernando Valley or Ventura.
There are wineries and vineyards, great restaurants and shops, a great library, and a new recreation center which opened December 2014. Families take advantage of the many wonderful parks and events that take place annually. The famous Great Race of Agoura and Reyes Adobe Days and concerts in the park are just a few of examples of community fun in Agoura Hills. Many families choose to move to Agoura for a haven away from the city, but it also offers impressive school districts which consistently rank high in the state API testing. The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) is one of the best in the state. LVUSD also offers many programs like the Mariposa School of Global Education, the Journey’s pre-K program, and the Buttercup Preschool for children with special needs. Agoura High School recently built a $30 million, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center which has won numerous design awards.
Originally a ranch town, parts of Agoura remain untouched by modern architecture. Old Agoura is a quiet part of town with equestrian trails and parks. The famous Paramount Ranch, where many movies and television shows have been filmed, remains as an Agoura Hills landmark and a remembrance of when Agoura Hills was established. If you want to take a nice quiet drive through the Kanan Road canyon, you’ll find yourself in the middle of the beautiful Santa Monica Mountain range which is full of hiking trails, Vineyards and gorgeous views. Keep going and you’ll end up on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. If you are looking for quiet suburban living that isn’t too far from the city, Agoura is the perfect home for you.