Dedree Hoyt, REALTOR®

Agoura Real Estate






Living In Agoura

Agoura, located in Los Angeles County, California, is a highly sought after place to live, with a population of 20,330. It sits near the Santa Monica Mountains and is 38 miles away from downtown Los Angeles. The city spans across 8.2 square miles of land and 0.04 square miles of water, and is known as the “Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.” Agoura encompasses the areas of Agoura Hills and Oak Park.

Native American Indians were the first to settle in this location, followed by the Spanish who built a Spanish Mission in the Agoura Hills and Ranchos. The city was named after Don Pierre Agoure, a French immigrant who became a local legend in 1871. In 1982, the residents voted to become a city, which led to tremendous growth.

Agoura has a vast area of wildlife, California chaparral and woodlands, as well as hundreds of local plant species. With access to approximately 500 miles of trails in parklands and surrounding areas, residents can explore, hike, camp, and enjoy various recreational activities.

Agoura Hills is known for its live music and originality in the nu metal scene. The area has produced famous acts such as Incubus, Dead By Sunrise, Fort Minor, and others. The city also has a renowned concert venue and hosts national and regional touring acts. Chumash Park hosts a number of concerts throughout the year.

Agoura offers excellent schooling for children, from pre-kindergarten through high school, with nearby colleges. The city has art galleries, entertainment, monthly events, performing arts, and other places to pursue personal interests. There are a number of adult and junior sports leagues, as well as numerous other activities available for both children and adults.

The city has comfortable living with excellent weather conditions. In 2011, the temperature ranged from a low of 69 degrees in January to a high of 97 degrees in August. Precipitation was 39 inches in January and 57 inches in July. There are numerous stores and boutiques available for shopping.

Freeway access to the famous 101 freeway for the city of Agoura Hills, Agoura, and Oak Park makes it convenient to reach and visit areas like Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles. It also provides easy access to lakes, walking trails, beaches, and more.

The price of real estate varies based on location, ranging from $100,000 to over $2,000,000. Rentals are available, and homes, condos, duplexes, and townhouses are for sale. A real estate agent can find a location to fit the needs of anyone who wishes to live in a beautiful, desirable area with access to nearby Los Angeles, Disneyland, the Pacific Ocean, and other attractions. Currently, there are a number of well-known people residing in the area.

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