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Nestled between the western foothills of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California is the city and gated community of Hidden Hills — home to many notable celebrities including actor and musician Drake, rapper and producer Kanye West, and the star-studded family we all know from E!, The Kardashians.
Designed and developed in 1950 by renowned Southern California landscape architect A.E. Hanson (also known for the development of the Rolling Hills and the Palos Verdes Estates), Hidden Hills started as a purchase of five different properties totaling a mere 1000 acres. The purchase became known as “1000 Acres of Elbow Room” as indicated by the large sign previously on Ventura Boulevard announcing the start of something great as Hidden Hills became one of the wealthiest cities in the United States.
Although Hidden Hills, California makes up of about only 2,000 square feet, it is a prime location for those seeking the Southern California luxury lifestyle situated between many prestigious Southern California golf and country clubs.
Calabsas Country Club
Less than 5 miles from Hidden Hills is The Calabasas Country Club, home to breathtaking scenery with innovative course design catering to Golf enthusiasts and professionals alike. With the unique composition of this course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Robert Trent Jones Jr., the course is sure to provide a unique experience for members every time the course is played.
Originally part of the Warner Brother’s studio movie ranch, the Calabasas Country Club and surrounding area is home to an 18 hole golf course, a 21 acre lake and several types of residential developments offering scenic views and a relaxing atmosphere during your golfing experience at the Calabasas Country Club.
Calabsas Country Club Amenities & Events
The Calabasas Country Club offers several amenities to it’s visitors including a state-of-the-art fitness facility boasting a cardiovascular and strength training center, a fitness studio for group cycling and pilates classes, personal fitness trainers and Titlelist Performance Institute golf-specific trainers. The club also offers an impressive dining experience offering a full lunch menu and dinner service (open Wednesday and Friday nights, 6-8pm). Special events are welcomed at the Calabasas Country Club typically held outdoors to take advantage of the beautiful scenery and spectacular views this country club has to offer. The club also offers to host events at its expansive clubhouse patio, boasting islands of roses and magnolia trees, views of waterfalls, bridges, and old oaks on the fairways.
The Calabasas Country Club offers memberships to its many social and professional organizations including varying golf memberships, health and fitness, and social memberships. You can read more about the many social aspects of membership at this prestigious country club here.
North Ranch Country Club
About a 20-25 minute drive west from Hidden Hills, California leads you to the prestigious North Ranch Country Club. Originally developed in 1977, the North Ranch Country Club is home to a 27-hole golf course, with three separate nine hole courses. The club also boasts year round access to 12 lighted tennis courts, five-star dining, catering & special events, weddings, social events, and more!
Depending on your interests, the club offers varying levels of membership each with their own set of membership features to take advantage of everything the North Ranch Country Club has to offer. The membership application process involves two sponsors on your behalf following an approval process by the North Ranch Country Club committee before membership is granted.
Dining at the North Ranch Country Club
Leading the kitchen at the five-star dining experience at the North Ranch Country Club is Executive Chef, Karl Gustav Holt — known for his farm-to-table philosophy and wide-reaching travel experience to culminate for the ultimate mouth-watering menu. Enjoy some of the best views that Westlake Village has to offer over drinks and extravagant meals all of which are prepared in-house. North Ranch Country Club boasts its own maitre’d, a sommelier to guide your wine experience, and a pastry chef with delectable creations that are sure to impress your family and friends. The club also hosts a variety of events including an international buffet on Wednesday, Pub Night on Thursday, and a weekly Sunday brunch.
Westlake Golf Course
Designed in 1967 by the renowned architect, Ted Robinson, this 5005 yard course boasts an 18 hole course that is tree lined and abundant with lakes that are sure to challenge even the most seasoned golf veterans. The amenities at the Westlake Golf Course includes a 40-stall driving range (lighted at night to get your golf fix, even in the twilight hours), a pro-shop, a full-service bar, a practice putting green, and golf professionals (including Class A PGA Member, Gary Finneran, and Chris Lehmann Vatcher who has played in two U.S. and two British Opens) to help you with your golf swing and improve your game utilizing the latest in high-tech video analysis to aid in the visualization of the optimal swing.
Events & more at the Westlake Golf Course
The Westlake Golf Course offers a Men’s, Women’s, and Junior Club each with their own calendar of events for everyone to enjoy! The club also allows non-member visitors to come and enjoy the golf course at their leisure, with daily golf rates, cart rentals, and golf accessories for rent and purchase.
Woodland Hills Country Club
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains is the private equity club of Woodlands Hills Country Club. Designed in 1925, “the Golden Age of Golf Course Architecture”, by the famed architect William “Billy” Bell, this club’s course offers a layout that is both exciting and challenging, fast greens allowing members the convenience of never having to schedule tee times ahead of time, and scenic fairways lined by oak-trees. The club boasts a membership that is friendly and welcoming to all offering varying membership types for equity and non-equity, non-resident, weekday, and social memberships.
Social events at the Woodland Hills Country Club
Woodland Hills Country Club offers an abundance of lively social events including elaborate Easter and Mother’s Day brunches, holiday parties and barbecues. These events are brought to life through incredible live musical performances enhancing the family and social atmosphere offered by the community of this golf club.
Lindero Country Club
The Lindero Country Club is open for the public to enjoy, offering a 2000-yard, 9-hole executive golf course in the beautiful city of Agoura Hills, California. This golf course is primarily geared towards public play with family and unique sporting events including “Foot Golf” in which players aim to kick a soccer ball, in a sport that parallels Golf, into a 21-inch cup off the main green. The Lindero Country Club also offers additional amenities to it’s visitors and members including a Junior-Olympic sized pool, professional sized tennis courts, and delicious meals prepared at The Osteria Orto Restaurant (open Tuesday-Sunday 11:30a-9pm).
The Lindero Country Club also offers Tournaments, Fundraisers, social events, and hosts many Weddings & Banquets. Membership offers discounted guest fees, preferred tee times, discounted merchandise, and exclusive access to member activities, social events, pool and tennis!
Los Robles Greens Golf Course
15 miles west on the 101 leads you to the Los Robles Greens Golf Course. This 6,274-yard, par 70 course boasts an impressive oak-lined fairway in the city of Thousand Oaks, California available to the public while still offering the private course feeling. Not only home to a beautiful golf course, but this golf destination offers a complete driving range with trained professionals to guide your swing and improve your golf game. If competitive golf is of interest to you, the course program offers weekday and weekend tournaments, leagues for all ages, and a full service restaurant and bar to curb those cravings after an enjoyable day of golf with family and friends.
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The Sunset Ballroom is host to many special events including weddings, receptions, Mitzvahs, corporate meetings and more! Known as, “The Crown Jewel of the Course”, the Sunset Ballroom is a 22,000 square foot banquet facility and clubhouse featuring a full bar and grill, and an extravagant banquet and community center offering stunning views for all guests to enjoy.
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The new owners of the Los Feliz bungalow that was the site of Walt Disney’s first L.A. studio have requested a demolition permit.
The home, built in 1914, belonged to Walt Disney’s aunt and uncle. He moved into the house in July of 1923 and set up a makeshift animation studio in the garage after he was unable to find work at a studio.
Nestled in eastern Conejo Valley between the Simi Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains sits the city of Agoura Hills. Known for its live music scene and wide variety of plant and animal life, Agoura Hills is a community with something for all ages located only 30 miles northwest of downtown LA. One of the best ways to enjoy the community is the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. This modern, multi-purpose complex includes individual spaces designed specifically for kids, teens, adults, and seniors to enjoy numerous activities as well as an event space for private rental. Whether searching for a quiet place to study or attending a lively community event, the Agoura Hills Rec Center offers an all-encompassing space for the entire community.
Located directly above the Agoura Hills City Hall and Library, the Agoura Hills Recreation Center is a 23,000 square foot community complex stretching across seven acres of land. It is an aesthetically pleasing building both indoors and out. Inside, a modern, multi-purpose room offers space for fitness classes and other community events. Three classrooms provide programs for parents and their children as well as adult education classes. A senior room and patio space is an excellent spot for Bingo or a game of Bridge while the “Garage” teen area is a safe and entertaining space and loft spanning both indoor and outdoor portions of the building.
Entertainment space isn’t all the Agoura Rec Center has to offer! The Sun Room provides a lounge and local art gallery for art lovers while the upstairs houses the city’s history archives for researchers and the naturally curious alike. Outside the building an interactive play area includes life-size statues of some of the area’s wildlife, including the famous mountain lion, and those who like trekking through the great outdoors will enjoy the accompanying hiking trail. Aside from hosting many local events throughout the year, the space is also available to rent for weddings, birthday parties, and meetings.
Exciting Community Events & Activities
The Agoura Hills Rec Center offers events and activities year-round for all ages to enjoy! The Parks & Recreation webpage lists all upcoming activities for the season. Popular events include movies in the park, with snacks and drinks available for purchase, community theater auditions, and many concerts throughout the year. Of course, activities aren’t limited to just those hosted by the community. Thanks to the building’s modern architecture and beautiful outdoor views, it’s an excellent spot for birthday parties, family reunions, or even a wedding reception. Special packages for birthday parties and playdates are available with staff on-hand to assist as well as planned activities, decorations, and optional add-ons including cake and party favors. The parties in the park webpage includes all the details.
Agoura Hills Community Sports Leagues
Agoura Hills offers residents an easy online site for finding adult sports teams to join. Softball and basketball teams often play during the spring and summer, and sign up forms are available online. The adult sports league website also provides contact information for current field conditions, community center locations, rosters and registration forms, and schedules.
If interested in joining or for general questions about the Agoura Hills Rec Center adult sports leagues, you may contact the Recreation Supervisor Nick Newkirk at (818) 597-7361 or by email at email@example.com.
Local Art Collections
The Agoura Hills Cultural Arts Council oversees many of the art displays, both permanent and temporary, in Agoura Hills. One of the most popular collections is the Art in Public Places program. Currently 18 pieces are included in the city’s collection, with more coming soon. The work encompasses a variety of mediums, including sculptures, paintings, murals, and more. The goal of the program is to provide a collection of nationally recognized artwork covering a wide range of styles, themes, and media. Current installations include “River Stones Suspended Above Water”, by Wood Davys, “Dancing Figures”, Steve Zaluski, and “Metal Swirl” by Jon Krawczyk, and many more. Seasonal art shows are also frequent in the community. Reyes Adobe Days, a three day Fall festival, offers a chance to meet featured artists and a large art gallery for viewing.
Download a printable version of the map for the Art in Public Places featuring over 18 different art pieces throughout Agoura Hills.
Camp Agoura Hills: Summer Camp for Kids
Camp Agoura Hills is an exciting way for kids to spend summer vacation once the school year ends. Available for ages 3 through 5th grade, Camp Agoura Hills offers a cheap daycare alternative for parents that helps children practice social and academic skills in a fun and safe environment. Each age group has its own specially planned, themed activities each day. Specialty camps are also available and cover a wide variety of interests, including video game design, Spanish language, clay-mation, and Hollywood special effects, as well as several other options. Children will not only have fun, but learn and grow at the same time. Camps typically run from late May or early June through late July and early August. Extended care times are also available for purchase for parents who need to drop their children off early or pick them up later than the regularly scheduled pickup time. Visit the Camp Agoura Hills website to see all available times and options.
Learn more about the beautiful location and family atmosphere offered at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center
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Straddling the line between Los Angeles and Ventura County, Westlake Village is a bustling planned community that offers picturesque natural views while out and about shopping the many stores throughout the area. Thanks to the coastal breezes that make their way throughout the area, Westlake Village can be up to 10 degrees cooler than surrounding valleys and has considerably less smog. It combines prominent shops, upscale restaurants, weekly events, and bustling nightlife destinations with a family-friendly atmosphere and tight knit community that tourists and locals alike can enjoy.
The Promenade at Westlake Shopping Center
One of the most productive retail centers in Southern California and an icon of Westlake Village shopping, the Promenade at Westlake Shopping Center is a 205,000 square foot outdoor center housing shops, restaurants, events, and a luxury cinema. Shoppers have a wide variety of store choices from books to fashion, including a Barnes & Noble, World Market, Lululemon Athletica, MAC Cosmetics, Sephora, and Sur la Table, to name a few.
A variety of restaurants cater to every taste, including Kreation Organic, Paul Martin’s American Grill, The Grill on the Alley, and Sprinkles Cupcakes. A Vintage Grocers serves as a community-minded neighborhood shop for gourmet, organic, and natural foods as well as conventional groceries. The Grocers features a private wine tasting room and fresh pressed juices daily.
The Promenade is open Monday through Thursday 10am to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm, and Sunday 11am to 7pm. It’s official address is 100 Promenade Way, Westlake Village, CA, 91362.
Shoppes at Westlake Village
Located a few minutes drive from the Promenade are the Shoppes at Westlake Village. Thirty-five carefully selected stores cover a variety of shopping and dining experiences. Target and Guitar Center are mixed in among salons, spas, and fashion boutiques. Stop in for a blowout at All Tressed Up’s BlowDry and Beauty Bar or snag some designer duds at a fraction of the cost at Fillmore & 5th Designer Consignment boutique.
Dining options include Jeannine’s Gourmet Food Hall, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Olio e Limone Ristorante, and Los Agaves as well as quick stop shops such as In-N-Out Burger and Which Wich. Set your GPS for 30770 Russell Ranch Road, Westlake Village, CA, 91362 to see all the Shoppes has to offer. Individual store hours can be found in the store directory.
With a seemingly endless list of stores, The Oaks is the premiere mall in Westlake Village. Including everything from the classics like JCPenney and Macy’s to designer brands such as Michael Kors, The Oaks covers a wide range of interests and price ranges. The Oaks also offers many dining options and events so you can make an entire day of your trip. Stop by between 10am and 9pm on Monday through Saturday or 11am to 7pm on Sunday at 350 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360.
Sugar is a unique boutique like no other. Here, professional stylist will help you find that perfect look that matches your tastes and price point. Featuring a wide variety of brands and styles as well as unique jewelry and accessories, Sugar is designed as a one stop shopping destination for all your fashion needs. Thanks to their specialist loyalty rewards program, Sugar Bucks, the more you visit the more you save. Visit them at 982 S. Westlake Boulevard, Store #4, Westlake Village, CA, 91361 from 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday or 11am to 5pm on Sundays for an exciting and personalized shopping experience.
Love at Second Sight
If you’re searching for designer brands at budget prices, Love at Second Sight is your perfect match. This unique retail boutique specializes in providing high-quality brands for resale. Trained staff carefully selects the best options from designers such as Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Free People, Lululemon, Juicy Couture, and many others.
Bring in your lightly used designer clothes seven days a week to trade in for quick cash or store credit and update your wardrobe by shopping Love at Second Sight’s ever changing selection of fashionable clothes and accessories. Every day brings in new options to choose from. Shop in person at 3749 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Westlake Village, CA, 91362 from 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. You can also shop Love at Second Sight’s collection and make online purchases at their website.
Dining and more at Westlake Village
Whether you’re in the market for a new outfit or simply want to enjoy a weekend out with the family, Westlake Village offers an ideal setting for soaking up the sunshine while seeing some of the best shops the area has to offer. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by one of Westlake Village’s restaurants for a drink and a bite to eat before enjoying a local event or watching the latest flick at luxury theater Cinepolis. This one-of-a-kind destination has a little something for everyone!
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The Village at Westfield Topanga hosts a fundraiser for the Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools.
This Saturday, July 23rd, enjoy a relaxing summer evening at The Village for a great cause. Experience live music performances, four wine gardens with tastings from Malibu Coast AVA, delicious bites from the Restaurant Collection at the Village, and a beer garden featuring Ballast Point Brewery.
Business Insider reports that Niche has ranked Thousand Oaks the second safest city in the United States.
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