Nestled at the northern edge of the beautiful and serene Santa Monica Mountains and the southern edge of the rolling Simi Hills, the City of Agoura Hills is a very quiet, friendly and family-oriented community. Boasting some of the few paths through the breathtaking Santa Monica Mountains to the paradise beaches of Malibu, and a carefully planned layout to maintain a harmonious balance between residential and business development, Agoura Hills is the ideal location for both raising a family and starting or growing a business.
Once known as Picture City, Agoura Hills was the filming site for myriad western movies, including “Gunsmoke” (1931), “The Virginian” (1946) and “Gunfight at the OK Corral” (1957). Following the dozens of western movies filmed here, a host of the most classic of T.V. shows including “The Rifleman,” “The Dukes of Hazard,” and “CHPS” were filmed in the rustic hills and winding streets of Agoura. Today, the hills are quieter without the filming, but the streets are still driven by many of today’s actors and celebrities who call Agoura Hills home. Today, visitors can see the props and history of Agoura Hills’ Picture City days with free admission to Paramount’s “Movie Ranch.”
With the quiet neighborhoods and rich history, Agoura Hills is among the most coveted areas to live in the U.S. and hosts the popular Great Race of Agoura. It is listed as one of SafeWise 50 Safest Cities, and has earned that reputation over years. Located just a short drive from the booming commercial areas and nightlife of Los Angeles, the thriving business districts and attractions of Thousand Oaks, and the world-renowned beaches and wineries of Malibu, work and play are never far away.