Welcome to West Hills
West Hills is a residential and commercial neighborhood in the western San Fernando Valley
region of Los Angeles, California
. The percentage of residents age 35 and older is among the highest in Los Angeles County
. The neighborhood was formerly the home of many Native American tribes
, and during the early Spanish and Mexican era was part of the Mission San Fernando Rey de España
. In the American era, West Hills was part of Owensmouth
, which was renamed Canoga Park
in 1930. West Hills was established in western Canoga Park and retained its present name in 1987.
Historic landmarks and many city parks are to be found within the community, as are commercial districts, business districts, and religious establishments. Two private high schools are among the 13 schools within West Hills.