Woodland Hills


Woodland Hills is a district in the city of Los Angeles, California, United States.

It is located in the southwestern area of the San Fernando Valley, northeast of Calabasas and west of Tarzana. To the north Woodland Hills is bordered by West Hills, Canoga Park, and Winnetka. Running east-west through the community is U.S. Route 101 (Ventura Freeway) and Ventura Boulevard, which starts in Woodland Hills and intersects Valley Circle Boulevard.

Little is known about the Chumash people, who were this community’s earliest recorded settlers. When the first Europeans rode in with the Portola Expedition in 1769 to explore the beautiful hills and valleys, they encountered the Native Americans and called the area the Valley of the Oaks.

Victor Girard Kleinberger bought 2,886 acres (12 km²) in the area and founded the town of Girard in 1922.[1] He sought to attract residents and businesses by developing an infrastructure, advertising in newspapers, and planting 120,000 trees.[1] Although his early efforts were criticized as providing only dubious facade of economic activity (local lore has it that in order to attract development he erected false store fronts on Ventura Boulevard, for which he spent time in jail), the Girard Golf Course completed in 1925 continues to operate today as the Woodland Hills Country Club, and his scheme was ultimately successful in attracting interest in the community.

In 1941, the community was renamed Woodland Hills, an appropriate name owing to all the trees that Girard had planted years earlier. Harry Warner bought 1,100 acres (4.5 km²) in the area in the 1940s for a horse ranch. The modern Warner Center commercial zone is named for Harry and features high-rise buildings, hotels, and shopping centers. A major transit hub — the western end of the Orange Line — opened here in October 2005.

The population of Woodland Hills is approximately 70,000. The region is known as the “The Valley” and is recognized for having the warmest weather in the City of Los Angeles.

Source: Wikipedia

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