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West Hills – Near the Edge of the LA City

Ehline Law Los Angeles 633 W 5th St #2890 Los Angeles, CA 90071. (213) 596-9642
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West Hills is a bit of a combination of sorts. It acts as both a residential and commercial area for the City of Los Angeles. It is also in the western part of the San Fernando Valley. A smaller part of the city, it remains an important part of the overall fabric of Los Angeles and the wider Los Angeles county. Below we will list some factors about the community as well as its history. This is part of our overall article series on the different parts of LA.

What is Home to the Peak?

Originally founded as Owensmouth in 1912, then Canoga Park, the area was renamed West Hills in 1987. It takes up about 9 square miles and has a relatively low population of about 45,000. The population density is also on the low side compared to the rest of the city, about 4,000 per square miles.

The city is so famous in part to its position on both the Bell and Dayton Creeks. This allows ample freshwater and also the headwaters of the Los Angeles River.

The portion of Los Angeles is home to many key landmarks, including the Shadow Ranch Ranch House and Park. Other parks include the El Escorpion Park near the peak and the Bell Canyon Park. Many people visit the hills at the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon. There are a number of neighborhood parks and the Peppergate Ranch. The community is also home to seven public schools, one charter school, and seven private schools. It’s a diverse area for young families.

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Driving Directions from West Hills from Ehline Law Firm.

Normal travel by car is 42 min (29.1 miles) via US-101 S from West Hills, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Get on US-101 S/Ventura Fwy from Vanowen St and Shoup Ave 10 min (4.0 mi)
  • Follow US-101 S.
  • Take the Interstate 110 S exit from CA-110 36 min (24.6 mi)
  • Continue on W 4th St. Take S Hope St to W 5th St 3 min (0.5 mi)
  • Arrive at Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC
    633 W 5th St #2890, Los Angeles, CA 90071.


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