In 1922, Victor Girard Kleinberger purchased a swathe of land and founded the town of Girard, which would become the affluent town of Woodland Hills approximately two decades later. Canopied by trees and covered in lush green space, this suburban paradise offers a prime location bordering the Santa Monica Mountains in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. This family-friendly city is recognized for its high quality of life, outdoor recreational opportunities, and vast entertainment options.
Woodland Hills offers convenient freeway access to various areas of Los Angeles, including the beautiful beaches of Malibu and the business hub of downtown. Health Net is headquartered in Woodland Hills, but the convenient highway system makes the city popular with commuters. The surrounding parks and nature preserves draw in outdoor enthusiasts and families desiring more land area.
Woodland Hills real estate ranges from brand new apartment complexes to multimillion-dollar homes. The city boasts a relatively large percentage of four-year college graduates seeking a high standard of living. Woodland Hills is also home to a number of highly ranked charter schools.
Located in the western part of Woodland Hills, the 3,000-acre Upper Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve offers an extensive trail network for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. The Woodland Hills Country Club provides an acclaimed golf course, and the Woodland Hills Recreation Center provides 19 acres of green space in the city. For those seeking less strenuous activities in their free time, Woodland Hills is home to a sprawling shopping center and top-rated restaurants. Westfield Topanga Mall, the Westfield Promenade, and newly built in the fall of 2015 for $350 million, The Village at Westfield Topanga all offer over 350 shops. In addition to all these developments, Ventura Boulevard has always been lined with many dining and entertainment venues.