Bell Canyon is one of the only areas in the San Fernando Valley that is part of Ventura County, as opposed to Los Angeles County. It is an unincorporated gated community, with less than 2,200 residents, only accessible through the city of West Hills on the Los Angeles County side. The city was named after Charles A. Bell, the original homesteader, and later developed into the community of Bell Canyon in 1967.
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Why People Want To Live Here
Bell Canyon offers a community center with an indoor social hall and new fitness center, as well as a top tier equestrian center, park, and tennis courts. Life in Bell Canyon is a stark difference from the hustle and bustle of the valley just below. Though the city is only accessible by going through West Hills, once behind the gates, it’s like you’re in a whole different world. The streets are lined with white picket fences, complimented by beautiful scenery in every direction. Bell Canyon residents also benefit from being part of the Las Virgenes school district.
Things To Do
Situated between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains, there are hiking and riding trails in every direction. Bell Canyon Park is a large open-space regional park with a primary tributary to the Los Angeles River, Bell Creek. The trails in Bell Canyon Park connect with trails from El Escorpión Park and Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, which provide residents endless options for hiking adventures.
The community of Bell Canyon does not offer their own restaurants, but there are many options available in the bordering cities of Woodland Hills [hotlink to Woodland Hills page] and West Hills [hotlink to West Hills page]
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